Silver Lining

4.7
51 reviews
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£26 to £40
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Global, International
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  • Fit for Foodies
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Good for a Date
Right next door to Hackney Central’s favorite neighborhood cocktail bar ‘Every Cloud’ a new casual dining restaurant; craftily named ‘Silver Lining’.

‘Silver Lining’ is serving an eclectic range of international small plates, bottle aged cocktails and an excellent natural and classic wine list. The perfect complement to Every Clouds living room feel, Silver Lining is designed to be considerate to all dining needs. Sit at the bar and sample the wine and snacks or choose the full dining experience: From the watch-the-world-go-by window benches, to intimate date spots or a communal dining table for group bookings, Silver Lining has got you covered.
Silver Lining echoes the relaxed and stylish surroundings of its sister bar next door, offering an excellent dining experience, while still feeling like you are a local in your favorite neighborhood restaurant.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Global, International
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Hours of Operation
Tue 18:00pm - 22:00pm
Wed 18:00pm - 22:00pm
Thu 18:00pm - 23:00pm
Fri 18:00pm - 23:00pm
Sat 18:00pm - 23:00pm
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Phone number
020 8510 1782
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Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Casual Dress
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2 minutes walk from Hackney Central Station
Additional
Beer, Cocktails, Late Night, Wine
What 51 People Are Saying
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JB
Essex
1 review
Dined on 7 December 2018
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 3

New menu is not really exciting you can eat chinken like that every where. New menu is not special as before 😔

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T
London
1 review
Dined on 27 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I'm someone who's hesitant with food, and not super adventurous (vegetarian and a picky eater), so I had checked the menu days before making this booking, and found plenty that I was willing to have. On my way to the restaurant, I looked again and panicked because the menu had changed -- after a minute or two of reading though, I can now tell you that at least two versions of the menus have been extremely vegetarian friendly. Between me and my companion we ordered almost everything on the menu, and had no complaints about any of it. None of the dishes were complex, but they all worked together really well.

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M
1 review
Dined on 21 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really good food and menu is seasonal based, the dishes are good to share

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JB
London
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is just a great place to go and enjoy delicious food, in a charming environment with great service. It is one of my favourite places in London

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AS
London
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2018
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 3

Based on other reviews I had hoped for a decent meal in the middle of Hackney Central. The staff were friendly and the ambiente is welcoming. The menu read well and just as quirky as one would expect in this postcode. The food however was very disappointing - a "Bitter Sweet Salad of Many Threads" turned out to be a rather bland mixture of cabbage, apple and some other whitish vegetables. The "Preserved vegetable omelette" was, to the best of my knowledge, the same with a bit of scrambled egg in the mix. Spices seem not to have a place in this cuisine. This reminded me of my student days - "let's see what's left in the fridge" cooking adventures.
There's plenty of good restaurants in Hackney nowadays. Go elsewhere.

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CK
London
3 reviews
Dined on 20 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding cooking from Chef Edgar Wallace. Equally outstanding service from the Silver Lining team.

I've been fortunate enough to try Edgar's cooking on several occasions over the past few years and have really seen him develop and grow from strength to strength; Edgar's really demonstrated his ability to master any cuisine, to coin his own signature dishes and take on many a new challenge, and has approached it with total zen and humility. That takes guts in the world of hospitality.

The staff at Silver Lining are an absolute dream. So friendly, professional and efficient, so knowledgeable, yet not pretentious, nor patronising. Their somm chose a perfect wine to pair with our meal and let us sample other wines to ensure we'd made the right choice. I only wish we'd have had more time to linger.

I would come back everyday based on this dining experience. What an absolute treat.

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CA
London
3 reviews
Dined on 13 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 2

Great food, great service, but music too loud for easy conversation - if this matters to you.

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MM
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Nice restaurant with tasty original food. A bit expensive for what we ate.

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M
London
11 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Such a find in a busy spot not necessarily where you would expect such classy unusual food! Every dish was delicious, the cocktails were fab and the service absolutely charming and super cool. Will go back.

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BH
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Absolutely loved the food here. Yummy cerviche, great chips and curry sauce and lovely duck. A rare night out for me and my husband and we loved sitting in the window people watching. The cocktails were potent and delicious too.

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t
London
5 reviews
Dined on 18 August 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

Quite disappointed really, since we very much looked forward to this one, even though the plates were very creative and well executed and the staff was friendly.
The fact is that we left hungry, given the portions are really tiny (and we are not big eaters) and especially if you consider their price.. and how slowly our plates arrived (only 1 person in the kitchen on a Saturday night?)
Really don't mind paying extra for quality and creativity, but I cannot accept leaving hungry from a restaurant after paying £80.
;(

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OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 16 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cherry Tapenade with the duck was phenomenal

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G
London
1 review
Dined on 15 August 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great food! Nice new find in Hackney Central :)
Nice small restaurant serving excellent food. I will definitely come back!
Wine list could be improved.

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i
London
18 reviews
Dined on 28 July 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Lovely local spot, the service was very attentive and friendly and make us want to go back.
The food was good, the idea of sharing small plates is always a tricky one to get right as a customer, they are all at the same price and some were tiny tiny while others were good portions. There were basically no carbs served so we needed a few to get full and that was reflected on the bill.
The dessert was one of the best dessert I have had in London. Very indulgent and would highly recommend it. The cocktail bar next door is also worth a visit!

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent! Great food and really friendly people

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 21 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a lovely birthday dinner for 8, with specially printed set menus and a welcome drink. Delicious small plates, great Frose/Friesling slushies, very accommodating service and good tunes. Every Cloud does great cocktails, too, next door!

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A
London
3 reviews
Dined on 17 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a regular for us and its absolutely stunning! We love the food and the atmosphere!

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f
London
10 reviews
Dined on 14 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. small portion with quality.
will definitely go back again.

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v
1 review
Dined on 4 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had an amazing meal at Silver Lining - only a few items on the menu but all executed beautifully. I will definitely go back!

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 23 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very very pleasantly surprised by the food. Unassuming-looking place belies the obvious skill of the chef. All plates tasted were original yet well-balanced in flavour. Waiting staff were pleasant and knowledgeable. Extra dessert given which the chef was working on was a welcome surprise and topped off a fantastic meal. We will be back!

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AA
London
3 reviews
Dined on 20 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went to Silver Lining twice in 5 days, which was fantastic as it gave me the chance to try other things on the menu that I had missed on my first visit. Amazing, inventive food with food/flavour combinations that seem a bit strange on paper but which actually taste wonderful. The staff are fantastic, the venue is stylish but relaxed, the wine selection is good. I definitely recommend and will be going back again soon. I eat out a lot and my meals at Silver Lining are definitely in my top 10. My two favourites were the duck and the salmon sashimi. My words cannot do justice to those dishes. Go along and try them yourself! Incredibly talented chef!

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JT
1 review
Dined on 16 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was amazing and the chef clearly paid attention to detail when dishing up the food. It looked as good as it tasted. The two ladies that served us were lovely! Thankyou.

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n
1 review
Dined on 8 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Lovely times at the Silver Lining, the service was super nice and attentive, the food very exciting and creative and the atmoshpere was just right for date night. Will happily return.

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AW
London
1 review
Dined on 8 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was excellent Nd the staff very sweet and attentive. Will visit again very soon.

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h
1 review
Dined on 1 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were made to feel very welcome and had a wonderful evening sampling all the dishes on the menu. Will definitely be back next time we're visiting London.

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BC
London
1 review
Dined on 19 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The staff were extremely friendly and helpful when providing recommendations for plates. The food was incredible. We had five dishes between two of us and every dish was excellent. Would highly recommend Silver Lining for anyone looking for a date night restaurant .

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OT
1 review
Dined on 8 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

We had a great night at Silver lining.....the food was next level amazing. We ordered almost every dish and there wasn’t a single one that wasn’t incredibly tasty. The service was nice and although it was pretty quiet I would go back in a heartbeat for the food.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 2 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant is a hidden gem! The food (lots of small plates) and the wine were truly delicious and the service was excellent.

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G
London
1 review
Dined on 28 April 2018
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 4

Nice ambiance and friendly, attentive staff, however, the plates were overly fussy and underwhelming. A lot of attention to presentation little on flavour and small plates delivered slowly one at a time meant we were eating one fork full every 10 or so minutes. We left unsatisfied. Probably not helped by having only one chef in the kitchen - not sure if that is a normal night.

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JA
London
2 reviews
Dined on 25 April 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Ordered one of most dishes on the menu. Expected portions to be tiny but actually they were fairly decently sized! Every single dish was amazing. Wine was also great. Staff were lovely and the restaurant itself is nicely. The bill was cheaper than expected! Overall a great experience and will definitely be returning. Can’t fault it.

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C
London
3 reviews
Dined on 21 April 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Nice small restaurant with really interesting menu and wine. Highly recommend for me

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JB
London
2 reviews
Dined on 21 April 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was simply sensational; creative, interesting and above all else delicious. The service was attentive and personal. You have to go and experience this place!

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JB
London
10 reviews
Dined on 20 April 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Made to feel welcome from the start. Relaxed dining with a series of interesting and tasty sharing plates. We will definitely be visiting again…soon.

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GA
London
1 review
Dined on 19 April 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A perfect place to celebrate my birthday.
The food was as amazing as always and staff were attentive and well informed.
It was just wonderful.

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R
London
4 reviews
Dined on 14 April 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Low-key, excellent food with menu just the right size. Really nice place and only two people working (FoH and kitchen) who were both great - really enjoyed it. Will be back.

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LF
London
11 reviews
Dined on 20 March 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Delicious food, wonderful service, great cocktails. Highly recommend!

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ED
Frankfurt Area
3 reviews
Dined on 10 March 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service was very very good! Would definitely recommend it.

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T
London
7 reviews
Dined on 3 March 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our second time eating here and the food was even better than our previous visit when the bar had already been set incredibly high. Love the small dishes concept - each one was beautifully presented, well thought out and bursting with flavour. I'd highly recommend the buttermilk chicken! As always the staff were super friendly too. A real local hidden gem of a restaurant worth checking out.

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s
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food which we loved immensely. You must all go and give it a try. You won’t regret it.

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 17 January 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Top marks all round. So good!

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