London - Little Duck - The Picklery
68 Dalston Ln, Dalston, London E8 3AH
The adorable little Dalston space (it only has two seated tables in each of its windows and limited seating around its central island kitchen table) is open and welcoming, feeling just like you have popped over to a friend in the country’s kitchen at home.
With beautiful smelling herbs hanging down from the ceiling and shelving all around selling wonderful produce, you would be forgiven for thinking you were sitting in the village deli for dinner.
The daily specials are shared on the hand written blackboards and when the food arrives, it is exactly what you would expect, with a homemade feel, rustic presentation and bursting with oodles of delicious flavour.
There’s wood, there’s blown glass, there’s muslin bags, there’s rustic seating, there’s dried flowers, there’s over-sized wooden benches and everywhere you sit you will be privy to their home-made pickling projects.
With stunning rustic global dishes such as roast lamb, pork chops, beautiful salads, seasonal roasted vegetables, baked fish and all things rustic, you will feel humbled and completely full of top-quality produce
With their scribbled blackboard of natural wines, ciders and bubbles the drinks match the food perfectly!
Little Duck is beautifully low-key, relaxed and welcoming, visit and kick-back, chill out eat good food and drink good wine and enjoy the very calming, almost family atmosphere, it’s just a really lovely place.