Restaurant Find: Legs London
Not a week goes by where Hackney doesn’t see a new attention-grabbing restaurant opening. Legs London, the latest solo project of Australian chef Magnus Reid (of the now closed Rooftop Café), is a decidedly laid-back affair with easy, contemporary dishes, packed with deliciously original flavors.
Occupying an airy corner site of a two-storey house in the midst of Hackney Central, the pale pink walls, vintage wicker lamp shades, pots and plants serve as a perfect backdrop for a quick coffee with a berry-filled french toast or a relaxed, boozy dinner with small plates of excellent lardo, oysters, shishito peppers and girolles with polenta.
You’ll spot Reid here all the time – working on the daily changing menu and overseeing the short but concise wine list. Having formerly worked at St John, Fergus Henderson’s influence is visible here: everything on the menu – from a chicken sandwich to pork belly with caramel and sage – is seasonal, well-balanced and ingredient-led. Legs is open for walk-ins but the place gets busy quickly – come early to get a space in the bar where you almost feel part of the kitchen action.
120-122 Morning Ln
London E9 6LH, UK
+44 20 3441 8765
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(All photos courtesy of Legs London)