Tom Oldroyd opens The Duke of Richmond and serves up British produce with a French accent
Almost three years after opening the eponymous Oldroyd restaurant in Islington, chef and restauranteur Tom Oldroyd has launched The Duke of Richmond public house and dining room in Hackney.
Located ten minute’s walk from Dalston Junction train station on the corner of Queensbridge Road and Richmond Road, the pub – originally opened in 1841 – has now been restored back to a neighbourhood public house and 30-cover dining room. Offering 85 seats in total, the venue comprises of a generous dining room as well as a spacious outdoor terrace and a bar area with a semi-open kitchen. Oldroyd’s fiancé, actress and TV presenter Meryl Fernandes, has overseen all of the new interior decor and creative design.
The pub is open seven days a week and both the pub and dining room menus offer dishes featuring very best British seasonal produce with a strong French influence. The 30-cover dining room takes bookings and boasts its own seasonal French à la carte selection.
Dishes on the bar menu include Crispy Pigs’ Ears; Cornish Crab Chip Butty with Brown Crab Rouille; Ratatouille Provençal, Cow’s Curd and Baked Garlic Bread (v); The Duke Burger – 6oz Rib Cap patty with Roquefort, Confit Shallots and Béarnaise Sauce. Dishes on the dining room menu include Cornish Crab Soufflé, Crab Bisque and Gruyere Toast; Swaledale Lamb en Croûte, Green Beans and Truffle Butter; Violetta Artichoke, Haricot Bean and Confit Garlic Cassoulet with Broad Beans and Brioche Crumb (v); Rum Baba, Chargrilled Pineapple and Toasted Coconut with Chantilly Cream.
On Sundays, The Duke of Richmond celebrates a British classic with all-day elevated pub roast menu to compete with the best in London.
Beer on tap is supplied by London-based breweries, alongside a selection of fine ciders, as well as a carefully curated European wine list and a selection of classic cocktails.
Heading up the kitchen is Rory Shannon. The Dublin-born chef moved to London in 2012 and has since gained a wealth of pub kitchen experience including four years as head chef at the celebrated Canton Arms in Stockwell, before moving to Winemakers Deptford.
For an innovative mixture of hearty pub grub and fine French cuisine, check out Oldroyd’s latest culinary venture.
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To book a table at Duke of Richmond, 316 Queensbridge Road London E8 3NH, call 020 7923 3990 or enquire on their website here.