Casa Fofó

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£26 to £40
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Eurasian
Casa Fofó is a small neighbourhood eatery in Clapton, by former head chef of Pidgin in Hackney.
The restaurant serves a 6-course tasting menu with a focus on natural and low intervention wines.
A reduced snack menu will also be available for those wanting a small bite to accompany the wines on their curated wine list.
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AJ
Frankfurt Area
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My friends and I had a great time at Casa Fofó and really enjoyed the food!

ES
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible food, such a reasonable price. Couldn't recommend more.

OT
London
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Once again, a fantastic tasting menu with inventive dishes and excellent wine pairing

OT
London
15 reviews
Dined on 6 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful little restaurant tucked away in Hackney. Food was excellent- every mouthful a burst of new flavours. Immense.

L
London
24 reviews
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Charcuterie was a let down. Only 3 tiny bits of salty fat. C’mon guys. Yeast and whipped butter was ok. Leeks, carrots and chicken dishes were outstanding. Beef was gristly and broccoli so bitter it ruined my palate for desserts. Not as accomplished as Nest but good effort. Service and wine all very nice.

SW
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

An outstanding meal and brilliant service. Great value for the level of skill on display from the kitchen. Interesting flavour combinations, but never at the expense of deliciousness. One of my meals of 2019 - I will definitely be back.

SP
London
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

It's always a hit or miss with set menus. This was exceptional and great price/quality.
The staff were super friendly and knowledgeable with the wine which is also great.
Loved it and will be coming back soon!

c
London
2 reviews
Dined on 20 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great ambience, great value for money in London. Reduced Closed menu. Nice short wine list... Every week menu changes... I will come back!!!

BV
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food is amazing and it is an incredible value for money (even more if you choose the pairing wines). Probably one of my best meals in the last year!

DP
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such wonderful food! I don't have the words to express how much I enjoyed eating here.
I want to spend an hour writing about the food alone but that would do a disservice to the excellence of every other aspect of this restaurant.
Very engaging, enthusiastic and informative staff. I loved that the chefs would bring the dishes out to us personally, they clearly take so much pride in their work.
I'm also a big fan of restaurants with an open kitchen, it was a pleasure to watch them work.
Extremely good value for what you get. This is the cheapest tasting menu I have come across and yet it is easily one of the most delicious.
I loved my evening here and I cannot wait to come again!
Will be recommending to everyone!

OT
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Every dish was delicious and made with a creative mix of ingredients from around the world. Good service. Each dish was explained. Open kitchen was also interesting to see. Apparently they change their set menu regularly so will definitely be back!

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic place! Definitely a hidden gem... go quick before they become too big!!

S
London
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I've been here twice and both times the food has been delicious. I have multiple food intolerances and the chefs gave gone out of their way to make a menu that works for me. Great staff who are really friendly.

MD
Istanbul
3 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

It is a little gem - lovely people cooking and serving great food!

DS
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great, attentive & knowledgeable staff and a very cozy atmosphere. We had a wonderful time. Their tasting menu had so many interesting things in it, all of which tasted wonderful.

n
Berkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

The food was ok. Some dishes were really good, some ok and some we did not enjoy much. It's a tasting 7 step menu with the option to add 2 extras (charcuterie and cheese). Dishes are quite small and we left feeling still hungry (we added the charcuterie but not the cheese board). I think that the major problem is the delay in between steps. It took way over 2 hours to go through the steps. This delay did nothing but make us hungrier and hungrier. The best dishes were by far the ex-dairy cow (way too small though) and the tomato. The grape, raspberry and mascarpone dessert was very good as well. We did not enjoy at all the pasta dish. The pasta was undercooked and chewy and the fish overpowered the whole dish.
All in all it was a mixed experience but unfortunately do not feel the need to go back for more.

MC
London
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food and great service. Really nice vibe all round.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and wine list . Will be back for more in near future . Thank you for unforgettable experience 🙏🏻

JW
London
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was amazing, very friendly and attentive. Food was delicious , very impressive for the price.

AM
London
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and wine. Really good value. Lovely staff

T
London
2 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

London’s best hidden gem. Truly exceptional service at an incredible value. Also the lengths the staff will go to to accommodate any dietary reqs are commendable!

JJ
London
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

ABSOLUTELY FANTASTIC! Food was incredible,interesting and delicious. Staff were super friendly and knowledgeable. I can't wait to go back and am super excited that the menu changes regularly so we get to try new things more often.

DZ
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wow what a find this place is! Michelin star quality food for non Michelin star price. One of the best meals I’ve had the pleasure of eating, and the staff are lovely, friendly and helpful. Love the way the chefs deliver each course and explain the dish to you.

DE
London
2 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exceptional food, presentation, wine and service. Really great.
Intimate setting. Loved it.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food. Lovely wine matching. Great service. Very accommodating with one of our party’s allergies.

DC
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was creative and one can taste the passion and inventiveness. Staff was knowledgeable and friendly. Will return.

ML
London
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

One of the best value for money restaurants in London. We are regulars and every time we go there we are scared of being disappointed. But it has never happened :-)

JP
London
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food with very friendly and knowledgeable staff. Would definitely go again and have recommended to friends and family. Catered well to dietary needs such as gluten, pescatarian or vegetarian. Great tasting menu with delicious varied pairing wines in a lovely environment!

o
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I am a local and this was the second time I visited Casa Fofo. I have high bar for restaurant experiences and Casa Fofo has been great both times. The food is inventive, interesting and delicious. Wine list is very well selected with some niche labels and grapes. They stock my favourite red wine which normally no one has heard of. Service is attentive, friendly and informal. Price of the tasting menu is very reasonable for the quality of food. I will definitely be back.

KA
London
2 reviews
Dined on 15 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We really enjoyed our experience at Casa Fofo. When we arrived we were only one of 2 tables and the atmosphere was building up around us. We had the tasting and wine pairing which was extremely good value. The food was served with a smile and an explanation from the chefs. Interesting full flavours and delicious wines to match. Fave courses were the cod, crab and aged beef fat, the rice served along side the main and the dessert was insane! I'll be returning for sure - they are doing amazing things here!

P
London
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredibly warm & welcoming environment, great service and the food is out of this world [the wine pairing was also top-notch]. Will be back sooner rather than later.

V
Italy
1 review
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Casa Fofo comes with creative and surprising dishes. Top cuisine at very affordable prices. Great place.

RL
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 4 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Having had a lucky life and eaten in early days of Francescana Noma and the closing of El Bullie and many others when they where starting out if this is not going to be a journey I will eat my latest designer piece Ithis is not going to be the place to eat in London .I will be shocked if this amazing chef and sommelier do not waken up the foodies in London. How sad am I because when I come back to England I probably I will not get back

TK
London
2 reviews
Dined on 1 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

So enjoyed our night at Casa Fofo. The food was incredible (and we were nervous the menu might have been a bit too flashy), but what really made the night was the charismatic staff who cared to get to know us and our table placed in front of the open kitchen. Expensive but worth the experience that professional yet comical front and back of house staff have curated.

DS
London
6 reviews
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food from amazing team!

d
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A very special cozy spot, full of unique flavors where the plates are as delicious as they are beautiful! Highly recommended! Don't miss the butter :)

s
London
2 reviews
Dined on 17 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

brutally inventive, polished service in a relaxed setting and beautiful flavours

S
London
12 reviews
Dined on 5 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We thoroughly enjoyed an outstanding meal at Casa Fofó. Each course was inventive and delicious, perfectly balanced with some ingredients that we had never tried before (but hope to have again). Great service and interesting wines rounded out a great dinner. Dining out on the street side is a bit lively, so if you're looking for a peaceful meal, try the tables inside, but definitely try this place - it's fantastic!

AF
London
1 review
Dined on 30 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was my second time at casa fofò and it was great again. Food was delicious and amazing service.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This Restaurant is truly excellent. New, only opened in April but will get very popular. When we payed the bill we made another reservation there and then. 6 course tasting menu only. Great value and wine pairing strongly recommend.

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