Having reluctantly missed the soft launch in the beginning of April (due to fiery final year essays) and then finding myself out of town (au revoir rainy London), I finally managed to check out the Beagle. Deducing from the the crowds spilling out, this new restaurant, bar and coffee shop run by krankbrother‘s Kieran and Danny, has already climbed up the ladder of hotness in the East End. Seeming fairly well-acquainted, the guests (and staff) engage in cordial small talk whilst glances and waves are being exchanged, giving the place an air of familiarity that often lacks in the hangouts of the knowing. Providing an extension of social space, the outdoor seating area offers a chill space for the smoking hordes and will be a favorite once summer beats the queen of cold.
Situated under the railway arches right outside Hoxton Overground Station, the Beagle‘s interior with its bare brick walls and sphered lamps giving off warm light, offers a timeless setting for enjoying one of their superb cocktails – try Tisane or the Unbeeten Hangover Cocktail, – and the food brought to you by James Ferguson, former Head Chef at Rochelle Canteen. Staying loyal to British cuisine (vegans stay away!), the Beagle presents seasonal cooking with daily specials hung high on black boards – offering a quaint dining experience in this noisy but sophisticated eatery.
Waiting for you. Now.
397 – 399 Geffrye Street, London, E2 8HZ