Joining the likes of Breddos Tacos, Dishoom and Pizza Pilgrims, The Good Egg open their second site in Carnaby Street’s Kingly Court.
We’ve been big fans of the Stoke Newington branch since it opened and we’re clearly not the only ones – the brunch queues regularly snake all the way down the street.
Drawing on the distinctive Jewish café culture of Montreal and Tel Aviv’s vibrant street-food scene, menus make use of seasonal, British produce and celebrate traditional cooking techniques.
We arrived for dinner and were blown away by their bold new look. Completely different to the original, they’d painted the walls millennium pink with turquoise accents. There were neon lights a plenty and a fab buzz about the whole place.
The dinner menu is built around the charcoal-fired Israeli Mangals and they boast both a pita oven and onsite-smoker, with dishes designed to share.
Kicking things off we started with freshly baked Israeli pitas (just one quid a pop) and loaded them with lashings of whipped feta dip. Pair it with a glass of wine (there’s only a couple available by the glass but we liked what was on offer!) or dive into the cocktail menu – cardamom-spiced espresso martini anyone?
Some of our favourite dishes included the charred lamb chops and the crunchy Za’atar fried chicken thighs with sweet chilli honey, but the veggies are really strong too. Not just playing a supporting role, the roasted cauliflower and aubergine shawarma are well worth a try and we adored the creamed kale.
This really is our very favourite type of food. With so many little plates arriving, dipping into a bit of each one is the dreamiest way to eat dinner. We can’t wait to return for brunch where we’ll be ordering grapefruit mimosas and shakshuka.
The best bit? The new place takes bookings for brunch, lunch and dinner so no more queuing in the cold – hurrah!!
Don’t leave before taking a mirror selfie with the #NoGefilte neon in the bathroom.