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Pidgin, London,
Pidgin, London,
Pidgin, London,
Pidgin, London,
Pidgin, London,

Pidgin

4.6
4.6
1361 Reviews
£41 and over
Modern European
Pidgin is an intimate neighbourhood restaurant that serves a weekly changing tasting menu alongside low intervention wines and fantastic cocktails.

In almost 8 years we've never repeated a dish, meaning each week the Pidgin experience will be entirely unique.

In 2017 Pidgin was awarded Best Restaurant at the Observer Food Monthly Awards.

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    £41 and over
  • Cuisines
    Modern European, British, International
  • Hours of Operation
    Lunch Sat, Sun 12:45–13:45 Dinner Wed–Sun 18:00–22:00
  • Phone number
    020 7254 8311
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive Chef
    Naz Hassan
  • Area
    Hackney
  • Parking Details
    Free street parking after 6.30pm.
  • Public Transit
    Hackney Central - 5 minute walk<br /><br><br />Dalston Junction - 12 minute walk<br /><br><br />London Fields - 8 minute walk
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Delivery, Takeaway, Wine

What 1,361 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

1,361 Reviews
  1. Sand

    London

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on 22 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I cannot recommend Pidgin enough! We were sitting on the last service before xmas, which was also the last 9 course tasting menu. We opted for the wine pairing too and we absolutely and thoroughly enjoyed every minute and every single dish. The service is not in your face and absolutely on point. The wine pairing was definitely worth it too. I very much look forward to going again.

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  2. ZahraA

    London

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 15 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The staff, food and ambience were amazing. They contacted me the day before to check for dietary requirements and prepared the food accordingly. The staff were warm and welcoming. Lovely experience.

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  3. TerrieB

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We took our 13yr old for his first taster menu and he absolutely loved it. the team were really great at making him feel special.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, great staff, great times, great all round

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  5. SuzanneS

    London

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 3 December 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Our overall experience of Pidgin was not one of flexibility and accommodation. We asked to postpone the booking but were met with an unhelpful attitude. Upon the day of reservation we entered the very quiet restaurant with 2 strollers and 4 adults but by booking a table for six had enough space. We can only say we felt extremely hurried and were almost pushed to eat the next course as soon as possible. The check was presented only 2 minutes after the dessert plates were taken away and we quickly paid to be out of the restaurant only a short hour later. Conclusion: this might be a great restaurant for parties without small kids, as they are definitely not accommodating to our situation. Please consider making the restaurant not accessible to kids to prevent people having the same bad experience.

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  6. JohnR

    Hertfordshire

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 2 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    This was my third visit to Pidgin and the first for my friend. I had suggested Pidgin as my two previous visits had been great and the third did not disappoint. Every element of the night was 10/10, from the food, wine pairing, ambience and service. Thank you so much for another great evening. Pidgin is by far my favourite restaurant in London. Would highly recommend to other friends.

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  7. VegHead

    London

    39 reviews

    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on 2 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I absolutely loved everything about Pidgin! I took my friend for a birthday dinner and we both enjoyed not only the superb tasting menu, but also the service (so sweet and knowledgeable) and the ambience (cute, romantic vibe). The food was delicious with a perfectly spiced Asian flair. Massively recommending Pidgin to all and sundry!

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  8. PhilR

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 1 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Perfect food, really good variation of flavours . Did not go for the wine fight as not drinking. Sons 18th birthday and he loved it already talking about when we can go back!!

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  9. Pati

    London

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 1 December 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Lovely service and food was good but a bit too expensive for what it was

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  10. ClaudiaR

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 30 November 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Overall a good experience. Sadly, the room was very cold and the time in between dishes was a bit long. The tasting menu was delicious, but not very cohesive in terms of flavor profile.

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  11. Vegfiend

    Surrey

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 29 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food presented beautifully. Great innovation with tge veggie menu.

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  12. SueH

    Yorkshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 25 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Like eating Michelin star food in someone’s front room. Highly recommend the wine pairing which showcased different styles and varieties of wine. One member of our party said it was the best food she had ever had!

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  13. StuartG

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent evening of food and wine with fantastic service. The floor team were attentive and nothing was too much of a bother. Would highly recommend to those looking for a quiet dining experience with a loved one. Food was outstanding.

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  14. Jonathon

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Just excellent food, lovely little cosy place. Would recommend.

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  15. JimJ

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always an absolute treat to eat at Pidgin. The food is heavenly, the service friendly and passionate. Such a gem in the heart of the Eadt End. Go, you won't be disappointed!

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  16. DanM

    London

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 15 November 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Pidgin isn't only one of our favourite restaurants in London, but one of our favourite restaurants in the world. The weekly changing menu means every visit is a surprise.

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  17. LouisW

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 November 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Nice service, ambiance and a good quantity of food. However, I feel the dishes lacked finesse for the standing of the restaurant, especially given the price of the menu. Moreover, the house wine wasn't good; it lacked depth and was very tart, we were unable to finish it and only drank a glass. We were shocked given the price of it too.

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  18. AnzB

    London

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 10 November 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delightful experience at Pidgin, tucked away in the residential streets of Dalston. Staff were lovely and the whole atmosphere of the place was cosy and intimate. The food came at the perfect pace, making for a lovely long catch up and all round experience. Food was yummy and inventive.

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  19. ElaineD

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 November 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food and service was outstanding and for the quality of the food, good value for a tasting menu. The only negative was that the chairs were extremely uncomfortable especially given you are there for 2+ hours

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  20. Matt

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Sensationally good meal with delightful service. Good value too for what you get.

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  21. CarolineP

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely exquisite meal with surprising, delicate flavours and dishes. We were greeted with a big smile and altogether the service was nicely paced, informative and friendly. My only possible critique is 1. the music was a touch too loud and slightly intrusive, and 2. more reasonably priced wines... But it was a special occasion and the meal was faultless. It was also very nice to be given a birthday candle.

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  22. DavidD

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 29 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Incredibly delicious food and a completely unique experience. Really friendly staff. Highly recommended

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  23. JoeH

    London

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 October 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    In hindsight, the concept of never repeating a dish week-on-week is not conducive to a great tasting menu. There can't be much time to perfect the dishes before serving to customers and that showed.

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  24. SeanL

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 29 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Pidgin is a delightful small restaurant with welcoming staff and food prepared to an exceptional standard. It's a real gem and one of the best meals I've had in ages. The wine pairing was both unexpected and well considered. Overall a great experience.

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  25. GiulioT

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent food and atmosphere. At times the music was a tad too loud considering it's a smal place.

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  26. Bramme

    London

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 21 October 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Pidgin is and will always be my one of my favourite dining spots in London. Chef Hassan brings a great new wind and the personal experience and background in his dishes is phenomenal! Food was truly 10/10! The service kept up the pace, perhaps a bit too much. We would have loved a bit more time to really take in the exceptional dishes.

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    London

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 15 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We came here for our 6 year anniversary and where absolutely delighted with the great food and great service. Every dish that came out was divine and wish I could have it again tonight. Thank you for making our anniversary special.

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic restaurant and wonderful food. The challenge with offering 7 courses is keeping the dishes flowing. As the restaurant got busier the service slowed. At 1hr 20min in and with a music concert to head to, we had to let the staff know the last 3 courses would have to be served more quickly.

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    Montreal

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A bit out of the way if you are in the city but totally worth it! It was a great meal and evening

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  30. IanR

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 30 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A very good dining experience. Innovative menu. Exactly what I wanted and will certainly go again. Food was promptly served and as each course arrived a description of each was given. The “refresher” between savoury and sweet was, for us, a piece de resistance

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  31. ClaraL

    Dublin

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 29 September 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Loved the meal and really enjoyed the wine pairings!

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  32. nuha

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 27 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a wonderful time and great experience. Service was friendly, casual, and cheerfully helpful. The food was great. Each course was great on it's own, and as a sequence even better. I struggle to pick a favorite - the smokey venison, and the diakon croquettes were worth the extra mention. All in all, loved it.

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  33. CreativeCuisine

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 24 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My wife and I dined at Pidgin, where the food displayed immense creativity and meticulous craftsmanship. Their ever-changing weekly menu, featuring seasonal ingredients, added an exciting twist to our dining experience. While some dish descriptions from the servers were a bit challenging to fully grasp, every bite was an absolute delight. Even the simplest items like bread and butter were elevated to a state of culinary sublimity. However, the true star of the meal was the dessert—a peanut butter cookie served with cream and peanut butter ice cream. It was a heavenly treat. I wish I could've had another portion! The restaurant's ambiance exuded warmth and coziness, making us feel right at home. The service was exceptional, thanks to the highly knowledgeable staff. I wholeheartedly recommend giving Pidgin a try for a unique and delicious dining experience.

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  34. Brij

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a wonderful night at Pidgin. Everything on the menu was perfection, such careful and surprising tastes! The atmostphere was really comfortable and we felt so laid back but at the same time waited on amazingly so there was never a dull moment! Thank you Pidgin x

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  35. Diner

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 September 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Amazing tasting menu. Lovely service. Music a little loud.

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  36. JuliaM

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very pleased with ease of booking, the welcome, the professionalism of the team and of course the food and drink - excellent on all counts. Just a minor point - the music where we were sat was a little too loud to clearly hear the servers with their detailed descriptions of the food and wine.

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  37. alex

    London

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on 20 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous food - tempura squid with squid ink risotto… wonderful taster menu. Thoughtful and considerate service .. will definitely return! Good value - lives up to the hype!

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  38. PimH

    Exclusive

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 September 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Although the restaurant was quite far from where I was staying in Central London the journey was worth it for the excellent food. Menu was interesting and the food delicious and beautifully presented.

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  39. Framboisette

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 September 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Many flavors with definite tastes. Very nice presentation. Pleasant and efficient service. Music a bit loud but we had an enjoyable time for my husband's birthday. Will definitely return when back in London.

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Gloucestershire

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 9 September 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Loverly restaurant, but some of the courses were lacking in seasoning and flavor, and portions were a bit smaller than you would expect even for a tasting menu

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Pidgin offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at 020 7254 8311.

Pidgin is rated 4.6 stars by 1361 OpenTable diners.

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Google Map for Pidgin

52 Wilton Way, London, E8 1BG

Additional information

  • Area
    Hackney
  • Hours of Operation
    Lunch Sat, Sun 12:45–13:45 Dinner Wed–Sun 18:00–22:00
  • Price
    £41 and over
  • Cuisines
    Modern European, British, International
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    Free street parking after 6.30pm.
  • Public Transit
    Hackney Central - 5 minute walkDalston Junction - 12 minute walkLondon Fields - 8 minute walk
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Naz Hassan
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Delivery, Takeaway, Wine
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