The Richmond would probably rank as one of the 'riskier' openings of 2015. 'Hackney's first Raw bar', it occupies a prime corner spot in the middle of a restaurant 'no-man's land' between Haggerston and London Fields.
Skepticism aside, the restaurant has flourished, being embraced by local residents - on a recent Monday evening visit there, we were told there wouldn't be a table until after 9:30. Having experienced the efficient but friendly service a few times before, we happily took a seat at the bar and awaited a table. Having also enjoyed a wide range of Brett's dishes before, we knew this would be worth the wait..