Opening to the public tonight, pop-up food experts the Dead Dolls Club have transformed the empty shell of an old retail unit on Kingsland Road in Dalston into the stylish ‘Stew House’.
Occupying the premises until the Spring, the new venue will be serving up a selection of more-ish stews accompanied by a range of delectable cocktails and local beers sourced from the London Fields Brewery.
The cocktail theme has been inspired by the venue’s new decoration, which is styled after a baroque palace with trompe l’oeil effects designed by Dead Dolls Club co-founder Kate Rosewarne, accompanied by cut glass and patridge feathers! Cocktails include the ‘Lord of the Manor’, which is a mixture of Pikesville Rye Whisky, Absinthe La Fee, maraschino and angostura bitters, while ‘The Count Negroni’ contains Aperol, Byrrh Grand Quinquina, Kraken Rum, grapefruit bitters and home-made syrup. At £9 a piece they’re quite expensive but that price does reflect the fine ingredients that go into them. The stews, such as the venison, port and chocolate casserole or the spiced vegetable stew are priced at a very reasonable £7 per plate.
Music at the ‘Stew House’ will be provided by resident DJ TBX, but not at the thumping volumes which you would usually associate with this part of London – the Dead Dolls Club still believe in the fine art of conversation…
You can find out all the details about the Dead Dolls Club’s new venue here online. Note that on popular nights you’ll probably need to book a table in advance given how popular their events have been in the past.