Hotel options in the City of London just got a whole lot more dynamic with the opening of Leman Locke in Aldgate. Designed for travellers for whom a bed and shower in a shoebox isn’t enough, Leman Locke immerses you in its neighbourhood’s culture through self-catering apartment spaces that connect you to a community of like-minded locals and travellers.
Attached to the development is Treves & Hyde – a swish restaurant and bar set among two floors with Scandi-inspired decor and exec chef George Tannock at the helm.
With stints at The Dorchester and the Fat Duck under his belt, Tannock’s menu does not disappoint; black arancini made with home-baked sourdough, venison tartare with truffle, burnt ketchup and carta di musica, and diver scallops with pickled cabbage, chicken skin, cep and chestnut make for a delectable starter selection.
Mains include an extremely tender lemon buttermilk chicken and beef brisket with bacon pudding and marinda tomato. Each dish has been well thought out and has its own unique twist, including the sweet potato wedges which are drizzled in tahini sauce, and the delectable chocolate tart with pistachio ice cream, where the pastry base is replaced with crunchy cornflakes.
This approach can also be felt in the cocktail menu; mixologist Stefano Campigli has devised a weekly rotating menu of little known classics, and makes all his own syrups onsite. The result is a collection of some of the best (and strongest) cocktails in the area.
With cocktails at £10, mains from £8 – £16 and a diverse wine list, Treves & Hyde is smart but affordable drinks and dinner venue.
Treves & Hyde, 15-17 Leman Street, London E1 8EN