Pidgin

4.7
493 reviews
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£41 and over
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Modern European
Top tags:
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
Pidgin is a modern British restaurant in Hackney, serving a weekly changing set four-course menu.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Modern European, British, International
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Hours of Operation
Lunch
Sat, Sun 13:00–15:00
Dinner
Tue–Sun 18:00–23:00
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Phone number
020 7254 8311
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Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Casual Dress
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Executive Chef
Dan Graham
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Parking Details
Free street parking after 6.30pm.
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Public Transit
Hackney Central - 5 minute walk


Dalston Junction - 12 minute walk


London Fields - 8 minute walk
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Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Wine

Special Offers

1,000-Point Tables

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Sat 1:00PM - 3:00PM

What 493 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.7
service
4.6
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4.3
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4.0Dined 3 days ago

Small restaurant with fixed 4 course menu without the razmatazz but premium prices at £49 plus an additional service charge. Food was interesting and flavoursome but was just a bit too foodie/trendy for my palate with most ingredients that I had never heard off.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Imaginative foods in unlikely combinations creating a transcendent taste experience. Mind blowing. Bread and “browned” butter were in themselves a new level of food that I barely knew existed. Every detail was perfect.

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3.0Dined 6 days ago

After all the hype, we thought it was time to visit Pidgin. The restaurant has a lovely frontage with a nice cosy interior. Foodwise, it was delicious but nothing special about it. This may be because the menu is changing every week and it doesn't allow the chef to evolve or improve the current dishes to another level. The waitress who looked after us struggled to introduce and explain the majority of the dishes and she also knocked over some of my drink and took way whatever left in the glass without offering a replacement until I had to ask for it. Overall - I will give it 7.5 out of 10.

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3.0Dined 6 days ago

Not as good as Salon in Brixton, but more expensive.

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5.0Dined on 5 August 2018

We love the calm at lunch time and the delicious food. Very friendly. Relaxed environment.

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5.0Dined on 5 August 2018

Superb. Creative and inspired cooking, high quality ingredients. Will definitely be back.

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3.0Dined on 4 August 2018

Overall an interesting culinary experience despite poor service. The highlight of the menu was definitely the dessert. Unfortunately the pasta in the second course, a 3 ravioli dish with a slice of tuna, was undercooked which completely ruined the dish. In addition, service was poor. Nobody asked us or showed any interest in whether we were enjoying our meal (a fairly standard practice that one would expect at any restaurant). We also got no feedback after pointing out that the pasta was undercooked. Given the price, I would not recommend the restaurant as I feel a decent level of service should have been provided to ensure an overall decent experience.

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5.0Dined on 3 August 2018

We had the vegetarian set menu and every dish was amazing! Starting from the bread which was just insane on the first bite. Portions were fine for us as the dishes were protein heavy. The toilet even has rain and thunder sounds. You can tell eveything in this restaurant was picked specifically and they were very attentive to our table. The man we had serve us really made the experince.

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5.0Dined on 1 August 2018

Beautifully food, prepared well combined with attentive and knowledgable service make a trip to Pidgin a fantastic experience

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5.0Dined on 1 August 2018

Creative dishes and delicious combinations brilliant dining experience in relaxed environment - ideal! Lovely and knowledgeable staff!

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5.0Dined on 29 July 2018

High quality, modern cuisine in a comfortable and intimate setting. Great for a special occasion.

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4.0Dined on 24 July 2018

Loved the flavours and general ethos of this restaurant. Good quality food, friendly staff. Maybe if there was a door to the back of house areas would be bette...staff was very friendly. Nice atmosphere...Could do with more intimate lighting...a little bright.

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5.0Dined on 24 July 2018

Mindblowing food, amazing drinks and great service in a lovely relaxed room. What more could you ask for?

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1.0Dined on 24 July 2018

Perhaps not quite up to its usual standard at the moment, this weeks menu proved a bit disappointing as did the service which was relatively inattentive given the amount of people in the restaurant on a Tuesday evening. Will not be attending again anytime soon which is such a shame given how brilliant I’ve heard it’s been in the past.

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5.0Dined on 22 July 2018

Excellent as ever. These guys deserve all their success.

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4.0Dined on 21 July 2018

Good food, lots of attention to detail, attentive service - excellent little neighbourhood gem. However, the basis of its charm is its unassuming location and its casual character. So: although it's good... is it "£150+ for 2 people" good...? Hm.... Tiny little portions, eye-wateringly expensive wine... I was still hungry.

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5.0Dined on 21 July 2018

Simply love it

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5.0Dined on 19 July 2018

Four courses of taste explosion, matched very well with drinks for each course. Outstanding.

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5.0Dined on 18 July 2018

Excellent food and Service. Very calm place, peaceful vibe so you are really relaxed about your meal.

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5.0Dined on 17 July 2018

Lovely! Very good food, as always and nice atmosphere, despite being the late sitting.
Super value with the Tuesday locals’ discount!

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4.0Dined on 14 July 2018

Love the vibe, relaxed and friendly. Love the G&Ts and cocktails. Food was awesome, but I am not so convinced as last time when we came in 2015. Not as wow! Anyway, it's still great and I will still recommend to all my friends.

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5.0Dined on 14 July 2018

Charming restaurant with attentive staff and delicious food. The set menu was inventive and all the extra snacks and drinks provided were a lovely touch.

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5.0Dined on 13 July 2018

Excellent well thought out meal. Well paced, fresh and interesting. Four courses plus a few extra snacks. Wine matches interesting and different. Recommended

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4.0Dined on 7 July 2018

I was blown away with the first 3 courses, plus the bread and butter before the meal was unreal. The only negative was that the dessert did not live up to the rest of the meal. It was good but compared to the other courses pretty normal. Will definitely be going back and hoping that the next time the dessert is more to my taste.

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5.0Dined on 5 July 2018

This was the second time we’ve eaten at Pidgin and it was just as memorable and delicious this time. And cooler, thanks to carefully judged air conditioning! An outstanding meal.

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5.0Dined on 20 June 2018

Our second time was as blissful as the first time - both occasions very special with old friends that we had not seen in 20 years visiting from overseas - and both we and our friends were extremely delighted. The food was excellent; a nice 4 course meal with some amuse-bouches in between and a very fitting wine pairing. The courses looked amazing and the taste would then be another delightful surprise. I found the food enormously fragrant but not overwhelmingly and the palettes were ranging subtly in each meal containing a bit of acid, sweetness, sour & salty with good bite and just the right quantities. The only thing I missed a tiny bit was spice / punch. The desert composition bold me over; cheese mouses and ice cream with an amazing texture, just amazing. Even the fresh mint tea seemed to taste better than normal. Service was also top; friendly (but not annoyingly over friendly!) and very competent - and well dressed. The whole meal was pure joy and such a contrast to the sloppy service one gets in most trendy places these days! Definitely amongst my top 5 restaurants in London and top 10 globally!

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5.0Dined on 17 June 2018

Absolutely love Pidgin! Anniversary dinners, birthday dinners, father's day... we've done them all and will continue to come back. The menu is always very innovative and exciting, keep it up guys.

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1.0Dined on 14 June 2018

uninspiring over-rated restaurant save your money and go anywhere else

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5.0Dined on 10 June 2018

Simply one of the best restaurants in London. I would recommend this over most of my Michelin star experiences.

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5.0Dined on 8 June 2018

Great menu-wine pairing was perfect. Service amazing. Had such a good time.

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5.0Dined on 3 June 2018

Every time I come here I'm so impressed. The food is amazing without fail and the wine flight is excellent. Service great too!

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5.0Dined on 2 June 2018

A bit off the beaten track but nonetheless a delightful destination for serious foodies! What a lovely experience!

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5.0Dined on 2 June 2018

The food was innovative & delicious, drinks were amazing, service lovely. Certainly not an “everyday” restaurant, but the perfect place for a special occasion!

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5.0Dined on 2 June 2018

4th time of visiting, will be going again.
Brilliant, can't be faulted.

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5.0Dined on 1 June 2018

We went to Pidgin for a birthday celebration and it didn’t disappoint. The food was well thought out and delicious. Great local restaurant with a good ambiance

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5.0Dined on 27 May 2018

Pidgin is one of the best places I have ever eaten. It's so incredibly creative and surprising!

They have a new menu every week; they deliver every single time.

Me and my boyfriend went there 2 days ago to celebrate our anniversary, there were two main ingredients on the menu he's not fond of, but he absolutely loved everything despite not daring getting close to cucumber or bananas usually!

If there's ever place to be open-minded and allow yourself to be served whatever delightful options the chefs recommend, it's here.

Absolutely recommend to everyone!

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5.0Dined on 26 May 2018

Food was superb - service was knowledgeable, friendly and attentive. Wouldn’t hesitate to go back again.

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2.0Dined on 25 May 2018

Nothing terribly wrong here - just coming in at a totally unjustifiable price point. Much better value to be had elsewhere for your £49. They have a new menu every week; they need to settle on some core dishes and not experiment with everything - dishes lacked cohesion.

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5.0Dined on 24 May 2018

A truly outstanding meal. So much effort, the right amount of food with each course a surprise and so beautifully presented. You have to put your trust in the chef when you can’t pick the food but that trust is well rewarded here.

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5.0Dined on 24 May 2018

The best meal I've eaten this year. Great food Adolfo doing a great job can't wait to come back.

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