Pickled Fred is an exciting new restaurant and bar in the heart of Shoreditch, conceived by friends, Ben Lusty and Can Turker who share a passion for travel, Asian food and unusual cocktails. The 50-cover restaurant and bar will open for dinner and weekend lunch from Wednesday, 6th September at 61 Hanbury Street, E1 5JP with soft launch from Wednesday, 30th August to Sunday 3rd September.
As the name suggests, pickles and ferments will feature strongly on both the food and the cocktail menus as well as line the shelves of the restaurant. Many of the Asian-inspired small plates and flatbreads are vegan, dairy or gluten free, but Dan eschews the holier-than-thou attitude of the clean-eating brigade, packing everything with bold flavours.
Snacks include Jackfruit Scotch Egg, masala mayonnaise and Lotus Root Crisps, wasabi, avocado aquafaba. Small plates feature Grilled Octopus, harissa marinated chickpeas, black tahini, pickled red onions, preserved lemons and Beef Shin & Bone Marrow Rendang, pickled red chillies, crispy shallots. Flatbreads or Chickpea pancakes will come topped with Bahn Mi or Chermoula Aubergine as well as Harissa Lamb and Lemongrass Poached Prawns.