Cornerstone by Chef Tom Brown

“Hackney Wick’s destination for seafood.” - AA Inspector



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Though surprisingly set in edgy, up-and-coming Hackney Wick, Cornerstone by Chef Tom Brown (an alumnus of Nathan Outlaw) has nevertheless been making waves here. The focus then is predictably on seafood, delivered here via the on-trend sharing-plate format. The vibe fits the cool, relaxed, contemporary pared-back surroundings, with its dominant central-hub kitchen. Here, confidently exposed, Brown’s team turns out dazzling seafood dishes in the understated, brilliantly executed genre, driven by standout ingredients, bold flavour and balance. Snacks and raw dishes like the knockout cured gurnard with tomato, pickled melon and vièrge dressing populate early courses, while hot dishes might feature a umami-spiked crab XO bun with kohirabi kimchi and gooseberry hoisin. Bubbly, informed service hits an equally high note too.

Cornerstone by Chef Tom Brown


  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Accessible toilets
Opening times
  • Closed: Sunday, Monday
Food and Drink
  • Wines under £30: 2
  • Wines over £30: 24
  • Wines by the glass: 16
  • Cuisine style: Modern British, Seafood
  • Vegetarian menu

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