Tuesday, 29 April 2008

The Premises

201-209 Hackney Road
London E2 8JL
Tel: 0207 684 2230

Find the Premises on Google Maps.

Quick Ratings
Food : Very Good
Coffee : Below Average
Price : Reasonable
Service : Friendly and efficient
Meals Served : Breakfast Lunch Dinner

The Food
The Premises is a very good Turkish cafe that also has all the usual suspects that a traditional English cafe would offer (all day breakfasts, jacket potatoes, etc). My favourite dish here is the kofte in spicy tomato sauce with rice. The salads are generous, very fresh and interesting; which justifies their slightly above-average price. The Mediterranean salad is like a mezze plate which includes a walnut taboulleh, hummus, tzatziki, olives and feta cheese.

The Story
The Premises Cafe is attached to the rehearsal and recording studios of the same name. Many well-known musical acts have used these studios and there are signed publicity photos lining the walls to prove it. This place exudes a hip vibe as many of the faces in this tightly-packed restaurant look as though you should recognize them. In fact during a recent lunch Lily Allen was having lunch with her entourage at the table next to ours.

Wednesday to Sunday 8am to 11pm
Tuesday 8am to 6pm

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