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Bright, London,

Bright

4.7
4.7
415 Reviews
£26 to £40
Modern European
Bright is a wine bar and restaurant from the team behind P.Franco, Peg & Noble Fine Liquor. We are currently operating with an à la carte menu throughout the restaurant.

For further information please visit https://www.brightrestaurant.co.uk

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2 people

19:00


Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Modern European, Wine Bar

  • Hours of Operation

    Lunch Fri–Sun 12:00–14:30 Dinner Wed–Sun 18:00–00:00

  • Phone number

    020 3095 9407

  • Payment Options

    Cash not accepted, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Business Casual

  • Executive Chef

    William Gleave & Peppe Belvedere

  • Area

    Hackney

  • Cross Street

    Near Mare St

  • Parking Details

    None

  • Additional

    Beer, Gender Neutral Restroom, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wine

What 415 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseEnergetic

Loved For

  • East London

    Hot Spot

  • East London

    Notable Wine List

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  1. RE

    RachelE

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Kind and generous service. Delicious, thoughtful and beautifully presented food. The whole experience was glorious x
  2. F

    Felix

    London

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fresh delicious ingredients, prepared really well with great care and joy, served in a vibrant, unpretentious environment. Would recommend Bright to anyone.
  3. M

    Miriam

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Great restaurant, amazing food and wines Super friendly and professional stuff Definitely will be back
  4. LS

    LucyS

    London

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious modern creative food. Interesting drinks list including lots of orange wine. Lovely service
  5. S

    Steph

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Bright was brilliant! The food was exceptional, as was the wine. Great staff who were happy to give recommendations and chat through wine options. Highly recommend.
  6. SD

    SarahD

    Berkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, ambiance and service - highly recommend
  7. D

    Derek

    London

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Lunch catch up with a friend. Great wine list and great menu - the food was really good and service was great. Definitely returning in future
  8. J

    Jpppp

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food & service & atmosphere:-) would definitely go back
  9. f

    food

    London

    24 reviews

    4.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on 1 June 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    We have a lovely meal staff where excellent and helpful. Muscles where to die for!
  10. LS

    LisaS

    London

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 29 May 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great service and a very interesting menu! The cured pollock was the star of the show!
  11. h

    hhhhh

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 May 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience4
    Overpriced, a bit weird in general. Food comes out at different times. Not a high end restaurant although priced as such
  12. A

    Aash

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Divine. A lovely dining experience. Highly recommend.
  13. PW

    PaddyW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was great. Duck agnolotti a little dry but the roasting juices sorted that out. Sabayon was banging! Gruner Veltliner was also delicious. 10/10. Will dine again.
  14. P

    Pokkstar

    London

    67 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    67 reviews

    Dined on 14 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went to Bright for a late dinner on Saturday night. The place was buzzing, the service was friendly and helpful, and the food was excellent. Great night! Highly recommended!
  15. RK

    RichardK

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 May 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Staff are all friendly, knowledgeable and unpretentious. Food was delicious, as was the wine. A buzzy, lively atmosphere. Not cheap, but when it’s all done so well I won’t begrudge them that.
  16. J

    Jojojo

    London

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 13 May 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Wonderful flavours - varied menu - absolutely delicious - highly recommended. Maybe a more generous portion of butter with the bread but still delicious.
  17. KH

    KatieH

    Birmingham

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 8 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Such a lovely restaurant, the waitresses were incredible and so friendly; and the food, wine and atmosphere were excellent
  18. M

    Miho

    London

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 6 May 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience3
    The pasta and beef dish were delicious but rather cold. Serving food while it’s hot is something you need to deal with. It was too loud that our throats hurt after the meal.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My fave place in London.
  20. RB

    RomaneB

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had such a great time. Peter and Camille were super friendly, the food was delicious and the selection of wine impressive (oh and very good playlist all night long!) Will definitely come back!
  21. MF

    MissyFlynn

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 May 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Lovely lunch, thank you, we will be back ASAP for more!
  22. f

    foodie1

    London

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 30 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Really lovely restaurant . Staff were really knowledgable and enthusiastic about the menu. Food was gorgeous- beautifully presented and so tasty!
  23. M

    Michael

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 April 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Why disco music? Why this loud? Why can't so many restaurants just have the confidence to rely on the food and drink menu alone and let the audience make the atmosphere. Amazing food tho !
  24. FF

    FoodieForecast

    London

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 16 April 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience3
    Service was fine and food was okay. Not a huge variety of items on the menu. They do not serve custom cocktails and had a limited drinks menu.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 16 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always come for the food which is superb. Service always good too but this time it was exceptional. Remains a clear favourite of ours.
  26. A

    Anoushka

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 15 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Absolutely delish and made with such care. Staff polite, attentive, knowledgeable and a sense of hump too!
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 14 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Lovely meal, food was delicious Service was lovely and friendly
  28. C

    Conor

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a super meal here. Tasted some great and harder to find wines Vin Jaune and a grappa from Gravner and thoroughly enjoyed to food - the pillows of pastry and pancetta were both novel and delicious.
  29. FM

    FionaM

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 March 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    I had to cancel my reservation. I rang the restaurant very early in the day hours before I was due to arrive. I apologized and explained I could no longer make it, yet they still charged me £100! I am devastated! It's a huge amount my money! I will NEVER go to this restaurant and I will actively tell my friends and family to NEVER go either.
  30. C

    Cleolavender

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely evening. It's tricky to find, set back next to the Market Place. Dogs allowed in the front. Delicious creative food, really nice staff. Sat and the bar and had a thoroughly enjoyable evening. Might be a bit noisy at the tables for those that struggle to hear in loud restaurants but for two at the bar it was perfect.
  31. K

    Kdawg

    London

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 23 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    If you like light, fresh, innovative and tasty food, Bright is for you!
  32. SM

    SavannahM

    Bath

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    absolutely delicious, innovative menu. Will definitely visit again
  33. LP

    LauraP

    London

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 March 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience4
    A typical gentrified Hackney triumph of style of over substance. The service was patchy and indifferent (we ordered 1 oyster, were brought they forgot another dish completely were sat towards the back & had to physically stand up and literally wave down a member of wait staff to ask for every single thing - a 2nd G&T ordered took 20 mins to order and another 20 to arrive, meaning by the time it came we were finished & I was stuck slugging it down while my mate waited amid empty plates. Fish dishes were good. The rest were overpriced & underwhelming. Great, stylish place for drinks maybe (though they don’t do cocktails) and a tiny plate or 2 I suppose? But seriously, we arrived on the pavement outside £100 later and headed to the newsagents for chocolate bars rather than attempt a dessert. Swing and a miss.
  34. IC

    IanC

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent xxxxxxxxxxxxzxxxxxxxcxxcxzzcczzzx. Cc.
  35. A

    Anonymous

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 12 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Such precise cooking. Such an amazing team. Such a considered wine list.
  36. JZ

    JinZ

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very good food in a casual atmosphere. All dishes were meant to be sharing plates, however, some dishes are a little bit more tricky to share. A winter garden-type seating area is added in the front. This does mean that it feels a little crafty when seated indoors as the door between main restaurant and extension is kept opened all the time.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 March 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Staff was super helpful! Food was amazing! But portion was so tiny….
  38. GS

    GabrieleS

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 March 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    We have arrived at the venue a few minutes before our reservation and got sat outside for a premeal drink. We have been seated at our table 15 minutes after our initial reservation time and some of the dishes were gone by then, which happened due to a slow service. After that, everything ended up being fine, the meal was great, definitely the best main courses, however, some of the starters were a bit disappointing, like the dried meat, that was cut uneven and in every thick pieces. The fish dishes were 100% best fish dishes we've ever tried in London, with some extra applause to the monkfish.
  39. JL

    JionL

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 5 March 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Lovely food but felt like we were rushed off of our table as we had to leave within two hours.
  40. J

    Joel

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 March 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    The service was great, but honestly the food wasn't brilliant. The first glass of riesling wasn't really cold and the food was fine, but I thought it would be quite a lot better with all the great reviews.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff temperature check required

FAQs

Bright is rated 4.7 stars by 415 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

19:00


Google Map for Bright

1 Westgate Street London, E8 3RL

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    Near Mare St

  • Area

    Hackney

  • Hours of Operation

    Lunch Fri–Sun 12:00–14:30 Dinner Wed–Sun 18:00–00:00

  • Cuisines

    Modern European, Wine Bar

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Business Casual

  • Parking Details

    None

  • Payment Options

    Cash not accepted, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    William Gleave & Peppe Belvedere

  • Additional

    Beer, Gender Neutral Restroom, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wine

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