Casa Fofó

4.9
39 reviews
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£26 to £40
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Eurasian
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  • Tasting Menu
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Special Occasions
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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New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
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 7 days ago
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
2 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.

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

It was absolutely fabulous from beginning to end. We had the wine paring and everything was delicious. The service was perfect 👌🏼

B
London
2 reviews
Dined on 28 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Really lovely food, great service. We'll be back.

ED
London
2 reviews
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely delicious! An sensual adventure from beginning to end!

ZW
London
1 review
Dined on 21 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

So very tasty. Lovely intimate restaurant, and really special food

OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 21 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is such an amazing restaurant, definitely worth a detour.
The tasting menu was excellent with exciting dishes throughout. The service is very personable, the wine recommendations and pairings work exceptionally well.

OT
London
6 reviews
Dined on 21 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved Casa Fofo. The food was delicious and I’d thoroughly recommend the wine pairing. The service was really friendly and they made us feel at home. We will definitely be back. Thank you!

JC
1 review
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely amazing food. Wonderful to see the chefs at work. the waitress was also very knowledgeable and friendly. Superb value for money. I will certainly be going again and have recommended it to all of my friends.

GM
1 review
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food, presented by the chefs who you can see preparing it. Friendly people and the flavours were superb. A place you walk out of feeling happy with life! Will definitely be back.

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food and wine!

WC
London
3 reviews
Dined on 13 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent in every way. Great interested and passionate staff. Front of house knowledgeable and passionate about natural and biodynamic wine. Chefs serving the food dishes which is excellent. Cosy, welcoming atmosphere and good value for money, highly recommended!

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

The menu and the wine pairing was exceptional! I will definitely go back!!
I loved the open kitchen and the service was great, friendly with very good recommendations on wine!!

A must try!

CC
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice restaurant with peaceful atmosphere, excellent service and very good and interesting food

AS
London
46 reviews
Dined on 31 May 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Beautiful presentation and great value set menu. Dessert courses were lovely. Shame some of the previous courses were a bit bland. Pasta dish was special. I’d go again just for that.

JR
London
1 review
Dined on 29 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautifully composed and well considered plates served by great staff in an intimate but relaxed setting - what more could you ask?

SP
1 review
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food, service, environment... all outstanding! Already recommended to friends and already planning when we go back

JV
London
4 reviews
Dined on 15 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is not a restaurant, this is an elevated gastronomic experience. The menu is tailored to the individual. We had a table of a pescatarian, a vegetarian, an allergic to fish but not seafood and an omnivorous. The four set-menus w/ 7 courses catered to all types. The wine was really good (Greek wine was a first!) and the service and staff friendliness beyond the charts. We booked a second visit straight away!

KD
London
4 reviews
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wow! Flavours were amazing. Service was excellent, passionate staff. They were so helpful and happy to answer any questions. A must visit. We will be going back.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 4 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible food and fabulous service in a lovely intimate setting.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 4 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience overall and in every department

SM
London
6 reviews
Dined on 4 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brilliant food, creative and full of fresh flavours. Great wine pairing, friendly and helpful service and nice relaxed atmosphere.

RP
London
3 reviews
Dined on 3 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely delicious food. Great service and atmosphere, not too formal or stuffy. The wine pairing was also great with an interesting selection of matching wines. We couldn't recommend this place more!

C
London
1 review
Dined on 3 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

We had a 7 course taster menu with a wine pairing. The wine pairings were excellent, and most of the courses were delicious. In particular, a jalapeño whipped butter with Cod’s Roe served with fox said and sourdough was a great combo of salty grated roe with the fruity hum of jalapeño. A charred aubergine with tomato dressing was also a lovely contrast of smoky sweet salty and a hint of spice in the sauce.

As you would expect with the sort of cooking that they’re aiming for, there were a couple of dishes that didn’t quite work - a dessert of pineapple with black bean and sezchaun pepper was a worthy experiment that was interesting to eat, but one that felt like the balance of flavours were a bit wrong. And a Thai like Crab bisque dish felt like it needed more punch to it in terms of heat.

Finally, despite the open kitchen and small room, we went on a cold late April evening and the space was uncomfortably reflective of the outside temperature - it will be a great venue in summer but they need to invest in some extra heating for the colder months and nights!

Despite these minor points it was a worth experience and would definitely go back. The staff were incredibly accommodating and friendly and my other half is pescatarian and also pregnant and they were kind enough to adapt the menu, and savvy enough to have alternative menu tweaks for different dietary requirements!

JA
London
2 reviews
Dined on 2 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best meals we've had in London. Will definitely be back.

KL
London
3 reviews
Dined on 1 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had high expectations after following the chef here from his previous restaurant Pidgin. We absolutely loved the food and the entire experience. Fantastic wine to go with the meal too. I'd recommend a course, but as it changes so regularly it seems pointless, and to be honest, all of them were brilliant. Highly recommend.

b
London
4 reviews
Dined on 28 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Delicious, interesting and perfectly served food. Good natural wine selection . Nice people.
Great new entry for the Hackney food scene!

OT
1 review
Dined on 20 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food, great experience

s
London
17 reviews
Dined on 17 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Good value and very creative tasting menu. Great service. Couple of small technical flaws.