Silver Lining

4.8
33 reviews
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£26 to £40
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Global, International
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  • Fit for Foodies
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Neighbourhood Gem
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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Public Transit
2 minutes walk from Hackney Central Station
Additional
Beer, Cocktails, Late Night, Wine
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5.0Dined 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
5.0Dined 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
5.0Dined 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
5.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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
5.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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
5.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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
5.0Dined 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
2.0Dined 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
5.0Dined 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
4.0Dined 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
5.0Dined 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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OT
London
5.0Dined 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
5.0Dined 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
5.0Dined 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
4.0Dined on 20 March 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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

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ED
Frankfurt Area
5.0Dined 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
5.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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
5.0Dined on 17 January 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Top marks all round. So good!

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LT
London
5.0Dined on 5 January 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food. Inventive and well prepared. Friendly service. Great little place!

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L
London
5.0Dined on 31 December 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious stunning food. Well crafted menu with small plates packed full of flavour. Great intimate spot, wonderful service and a real find.

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R
London
5.0Dined on 22 December 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a lovely little restaurant, partnered with Every Cloud, a great but tiny cocktail bar next door. The staff are friendly and knowledgeable, everything on the menu is amazing and overall it’s one of the best dining experiences I’ve had in a long time.

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OT
London
5.0Dined on 21 December 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Simply scrummy.
Each plate had it's own character.
I'm glad I found this nook in Hackney

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T
London
5.0Dined on 9 December 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent choice and innovation. The pork belly and peanut butter mousse were both incredible!

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A
London
5.0Dined on 25 November 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic spot for an evening meal with friends or for couples. The food is absolutely stunning and the wine, beer and cocktails are amazing too.

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VV
London
5.0Dined on 18 November 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Silver Lining and its neighbouring cocktail sibling Every Cloud provide culinary and liquid delight to satisfy all palates. The food is innovative without trying too hard, flavours are moreish and comforting making this an interesting but relaxing way to spend an evening with friends or family. The setting is cosy yet comfortable, the service warm and friendly with expert knowledge.
The cocktails are simply sublime. The balance and detail in flavours is exquisite and there is a delicate use of sweetness which is rare in the London cocktail scene.

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S
London
5.0Dined on 17 November 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and amazing food! Highly recommend a visit

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OT
London
5.0Dined on 7 November 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Silver Lining is my favourite restaurant in London. Every dish is fresh and exciting. I went three times in two weeks and I wasn't bored or tired of eating chef Nick's menu. A++ would eat again. (Will definitely eat again!)

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London
5.0Dined on 28 October 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Silver Lining is my favourite Hackney find - Alastair, the very friendly owner's service is always exceptional and he knows the menu inside out, there is a sense of theatre but without pretentiousness, and the food is absolutely fantastic and surprisingly good value. Very highly recommend this place.

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5.0Dined on 15 September 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food, loved every dish! Highly recommended, + make sure you go for a drink in every cloud (next door) before or after!

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