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Casa Fofó

4.9
200 reviews
£41 and over
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 at a price of £42 with a focus on natural and low intervention wines.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Contactless payment available
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
What 200 People Are Saying
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4.9based on recent ratings
4.9
food
4.8
service
4.6
ambience
4.8
value
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99% of people would recommend it to a friend
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HelenC
London
1 review
Dined on 23 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely delicious from start to finish. Interesting wine choices, and as a gluten-free diner I was perfectly catered for (but do let them know in advance). Will certainly be going back, and very Covid-safe so a good option at the moment :)

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LauraW
London
1 review
Dined on 22 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was outstanding and the hospitality was wonderful. We will definitely return soon

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HannahW
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 21 October 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Really, really good food. Really REALLY good - probably best value tasting menu I've ever eaten - absolutely loved it.

Covid screens which have been put in are a bit strange and do ruin the environment - they don't actually cover the people sitting down and are quite short so seem a bit redundant as could travel over/around - would be better to better space seating although understand it's a small space so can't be very easy for the restaurant. Didn't feel comfortable in one of the seats so we moved.

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vipShenizI
London
16 reviews
Dined on 21 October 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Nice quaint restaurant. Lovely staff. The wine pairing was a tad expensive for what it was. Interesting menu but not good for someone who doesn’t eat pork or want vegetarian. The menu does change frequently. So we were caught with having pork which even though was nice... wouldn’t be our usual choice. As the evening got on.. they put music on and the ambiance was nicer as the tables were filling up. Ugne was delightful & very informative.

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CmMv
London
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Casa Fofo was a wonderful trip out for a spectacular dinner.

The food was fantastic and it felt like excellent value.

We both had the wine flight and really enjoyed hearing about each choice from the staff.

Would thoroughly recommend!

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LickingThePlate
London
21 reviews
Dined on 16 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fantastic, inventive food, friendly staff, good music and a cute small space. Absolutely lovely evening at Casa Fofó!

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edithl
London
10 reviews
Dined on 14 October 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely quiet restaurant with good atmosphere. All the food was really interesting and well made. We particularly enjoyed the starting snack and dessert. Everything was beautifully prepared though maybe lacked the wow factor I had been expecting flavourwise. It was more of a treat for something different and of high quality. We really enjoyed the organic wines. Great service - attentive but relaxed. I would probably come back to see what a new menu was like as I am aware that the menu changes often. Thank you for a really enjoyable evening.

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happyscoffer
London
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really good, inventive dishes. The mushroom ice-cream in the dessert was particularly memorable, and surprisingly delicious! We had a 6 course set menu, which was good value. Two of our party couldn't eat gluten, and were very well catered for, with special gluten-free options provided, rather than just the normal dishes with the gluten element left out, as is often the case. The only downside was that the wines were expensive (the cheapest bottle was £39).

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AnneK
London
3 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent seasonal Menu and a very interesting an unique wine tasting. Fantastic value for money and always worth the experience. Will visit again!

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FredM
London
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really good, would recommend!! The food was delicious and the wine pairing was really well paired

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NicA
London
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Innovative, unpretentious and totally delicious...

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 8 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lovely interesting food, love the variable menu and wine choices also good. Waiting staff top notch, informative and knowledgable whilst ensuring we did not feel interrupted constantly. Great pauses between courses to fully enjoy our experience - sometimes feel tasting menus are rushed through to ensure all courses delivered. Will return again without question

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vipCOLLEENO
London
4 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Amazing Service, great food, lovely vibe and the wine pairings I would recommend to anyone, will definitely be back!

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Nick
London
10 reviews
Dined on 1 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is food that brings a smile to your face. There are crazy combinations - a black garlic mousseline in a choux bun with strawberry ice cream! A beef broth with almond ravioli, which I could have eaten for ever. But they work. And it's so good it brings a smile to your face with every mouthful. This isn't just brilliant cooking, it's joyous cooking. Just what we need to lift our spirits in the current gloom .

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Rebeccak
London
1 review
Dined on 1 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Really coherent and delicious food, innovative yet familiar spot on and great service lovely and unobtrusive

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vipJasmine
London
3 reviews
Dined on 1 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All around amazing. Best value set menu in the area!

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EmmaM
London
2 reviews
Dined on 30 September 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Fantastic food and service, only let down was we were downstairs in the cellar and away from seeing the chefs in action. Suggest you request a table upstairs!

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Rei42
London
3 reviews
Dined on 30 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thoroughly enjoyed the experience, from the starter to the cafe gourmand (although no coffee left at the time) at the end. The chef's creativity was simply amazing - some newish restaurants in Hackney tend to feature Japanese ingredients but sadly they don't seem to have the right 'tongue' to taste, mushing up everything only to confuse customers. Hats off to the chef and the team here - I'm glad that this tiny restaurant is in my neighbourhood:-)
The only (although minor) letdown was the main served to my non-meat-eating friend, substituting the meat dish... if adding another seafood was difficult then the fish that came earlier in the course could have come as the main in a bit bigger portion. Cost performance-wise it didn't look too nice to us customers' eyes while I do understand that the restaurant has its own cost issues to accommodate every customer's needs.
That said, once again both the food and service were excellent and I'm sure I'll come back here again very soon!

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Sherrill
London
1 review
Dined on 30 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful unique flavours, stunning presentation, can't wait to return! Thank you for a wonderful evening :)

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What an incredible place! Casa Fofo is a hidden gem with super service and even more delicious food. Every bite was a unique experience and the environment made it even better. Thank you so much for a wonderful evening! Absolutely amazing.

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mariap
London
3 reviews
Dined on 25 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

it was an outstanding experience! lovely hidden with great natural wines and subtly exquisite food. highly recommend!!

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OpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on 20 September 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Interesting ideas and really tasty food, nice the secret garden too

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DanielM
London
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and I will definitely go back again.

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sofiar
London
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Casa Fofo is a lovely tiny restaurant which offers a very well curated menu. Food is delicious and a true palate experience. I would suggest the wine pairing should get more explanations by the waiters, especially for non-experts like myself!

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LG123
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, fantastic service. Just great all around.

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vipBartholomewP
London
14 reviews
Dined on 18 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding experience as always. The best restaurant in Hackney.

JP
JennyP
London
2 reviews
Dined on 18 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really delicious food, intimate peaceful ambience. Lovely wines. Really impressed.

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FrieV
London
2 reviews
Dined on 16 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful courtyard.
Attentive service.
Delicious food.
We were taken on chef's wonderful journey with veg, fish and meat. 6 courses melted away in your mouth.
great wine to match the courses.
I can highly recommend to visit, as romantic dinner for two or in a larger group.
try and book the courtyard before it gets too cold.
We will. x

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LivM
London
2 reviews
Dined on 16 September 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

I went for the wine pairing to go alongside the set 7 course tasting menu. The staff were fantastic, going into lots of detail about each wine and why they were paired with each course. The chef presented each dish, which is a nice touch. The food was very good for the cost. The outside area is very nice when it's warm.

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AlfredoE
London
3 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely outstanding! Best restaurant in London

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NatalieP
London
2 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful food - we had the vegan tasting menu. I've been twice in just a few months. Cant wait to go back already!

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Jonty
London
1 review
Dined on 10 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food. They put a lot of thought into the veggie menu, which isn’t always the case at restaurants. The mains would rival any meat dish! We had 8 courses and were stuffed by the end. Really friendly staff and good atmosphere.

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SceneP
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super nice food and people! I hope I can come back with my friend soon.

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JesseD
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner there was a real treat. We did had requested ahead of time for one vegetarian meal and the other went with the regular menu. Both of us thoroughly enjoyed every single bite. Each course had something special about it and looked beautiful. We also did the wine pairing which was great and did not feel “too boozy”. Great selection and glass size. Staff and service was great. We appreciated the info received for each course and wine. The restaurant also felt very clean and safe and we appreciated the steps they took to make us feel “safe” at times like these, such as staff masks and hand sanitizing of guests and serving staff upon our arrival. Overall a great find and we will certainly be back.

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MegL
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had the most wonderful time at Casa Fofò! Beautiful food, loved the ambience of the place but really well socially distanced as well.

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GarryM
London
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a delightful evening at Casa Fofó very attentive service and deliciously inventive dishes. Try the cheese with onion ice cream!!!! Yum

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Amie
London
5 reviews
Dined on 3 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful food. The cheese course was amazing , never eaten anything like it , so so clever! Thanks guys.

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vipRusty
London
78 reviews
Dined on 3 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Original and well worth the visit here. It’s a tasting menu with each course explained by the chef. 7 courses. Really enjoyed the originality of the restaurant. Only small gripe was the wine choice was a bit pricey for what it was BUT this was minor. Really do go and try it is a lovely evening

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SusieC
London
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great value tasting menu, very innovative dishes, would def recommend

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vipPattey2
London
15 reviews
Dined on 27 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time there and will be going back. Delicious morsels of loveliness

FAQs

Casa Fofó is rated 4.9 stars by 200 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.