Fresh from pop-ups at the likes of Shoreditch House and a residency at Brick Lane's Second Home, Lucky & Joy has found a permanent space in Clapton. Keeping to East London, the Chinese-inspired restaurant is the brainchild of chef Ellen Parr and bartender Pete Kelly.
Situated seconds from Clapton Craft and P. Franco, the Hackney spot has big shoes to fill. Expect the same kitsch vibes that made its residencies so popular, with meaty, vegan and veggie dishes that draw inspiration from Hong Kong, mainland China and Southeast Asia.
With space for 44 diners, the restaurant will be cooking up the likes of sweet potato wontons, Xi’an lamb burgers and shiitake turnip cakes alongside cocktails that utilise Asian fruit and flavours. Think peppercorn and pomelo G&Ts and a twist on the mojito which combines coconut-washed vodka with ginger, lemongrass and coriander.