Renowned restaurant Silo will be upping sticks from Brighton and heading to the capital, if it gets a little help from its friends. The £500,000 crowdfund plans to raise money for the remodelling of Hackney Wick’s CRATE Brewery, which will hopefully house the restaurant come July.
Silo has gained respect from critics and patrons alike for its unique approach to sustainable dining. Having been recognised as the world’s first zero-waste restaurant, it has even lead to Executive Chef and founder Douglas McMaster (one of the minds behind Hoxton Street's Cub) being shortlisted for this year's World Restaurant Awards.
The restaurant will be serving breakfast, lunch and dinner from The White Building of the all-new CRATE Brewery. The development will also house a new experimental brewery, an affordable workshop, an extended ground floor bar and a new event space. It will carry the same environmentally-conscious ethos as Silo, and even host various workshops by McMaster.
Silo will retain its current seaside site, however it looks as though McMaster and his team will be re-launching it as a new concept so Brightonians keep an eye out.
CRATE Brewery can be found at Unit 7, Queens Yard, Hackney Wick, London, E9 5EN. The crowdfunding campaign can be found here.