Having enjoyed the Disappearing Dining Club’s Saturday night festivities (Previous Post), we were back, this time on Brick Lane where they have a hidden existence at the back of a shop called Ante. Really would not have ever guessed that beyond the front of a fairly minimal looking fashion shop, there was a retro dining den awaiting!
Thanks very much to our brilliant server who brought everything out in casual but just right timing, from reception drink, to a chilled glass of delicate soup, to our lovely starter, main and dessert… oh, and the wine, it was definitely mid-week wine time. Stand out for me was the goats cheese and watermelon with asparagus starter, what a crazy good combination I have hopes of trying myself in the future! Also the polenta chips with ratatouille, what a great main that was heartily felt by the veggies; all the food was of a high standard.
This element of Disappearing Dining Club is called Back in 5 minutes and can home 28 diners, spread among three tables, open Tuesday to Saturday evenings and offers set menus for £30/35/£45. Whilst it would be somewhere quirky-cool to take a date or a few friends, it’s also a great place to bear in mind if you were trying to book dinner for a large group of people as it’s got the right attitude to be able to accommodate, and given enough numbers you could pretty much take over the place – I’ll definitely be bearing it in mind for future.
So couple of shout outs here to DDC in loving your work fashion, cheers for listening – you more than compensated for the feedback you received from Post 1, thanks for getting my hen-do fueled lost bag back to me (can’t wait to don the wig again!), and thanks for owning such a glorious retro-sideboard that people from all around can come to admire.
Location: Back in 5 minutes, in Ante, 224 Brick Lane, London E1 6S
Nearest Station: Shoreditch High St