At long last, Broadway Market's crowning glory has returned, to quench the thirst of Hackney's hipsters once more. Described by many as "too trendy for its own good", The Cat & Mutton is set to out-cool itself, as it reopens under the ownership of Ruby's proprietor, Tom Gibson. 

A haven for Hackney's hipsters, The Cat & Mutton reopens its doors after a brief hiatus. 

Gibson plans to restore this classic boozer to its former glory, showcasing its vintage enamel mirrors, dark oak bar and banquet seating; the bar will stock a wide selection of craft ales, beers and high quality spirits, whilst the upstairs room will be transformed into Pearl's, an intimate cocktail bar to serve up one hell of a storm. 

They've even enlisted Lucky Chop to handle the menu; the ever-popular Hackney pop-up will serve oysters (fresh or smoked); burnt broccoli, yoghurt, pickled mustard seeds; a pulled pork roll, American cheese, coleslaw; bucket of mutton chops, bean salad, mash, mint sauce; smoked haddock, charred leeks, aioli, toast and rhubarb sorbet with prosecco. Sounds bloody amazing to me!