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Silver Lining

4.6
4.6
71 Reviews
£26 to £40
Global, International

Right next door to Hackney Central’s favorite neighborhood cocktail bar ‘Every Cloud’ a new casual dining restaurant; craftily named ‘Silver Lining’.

‘Silver Lining’ is serving an eclectic range of international small plates, bottle aged cocktails and an excellent natural and classic wine list. The perfect complement to Every Clouds living room feel, Silver Lining is designed to be considerate to all dining needs. Sit at the bar and sample the wine and snacks or choose the full dining experience: From the watch-the-world-go-by window benches, to intimate date spots or a communal dining table for group bookings, Silver Lining has got you covered.
Silver Lining echoes the relaxed and stylish surroundings of its sister bar next door, offering an excellent dining experience, while still feeling like you are a local in your favorite neighborhood restaurant.

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4.6
4.6 based on all time ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.3Value

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  1. RM

    RoseM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 7, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Adventurous recipes and delicious dishes with such surprising flavours that resulted in lots of Yummms from us! Staff were super knowledgeable - they really care about ingredients, the story behind the suppliers and thoughtfully inform you about each dish. Cocktails and wine were great too - definitely worth getting their special taster menu.

  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 6, 2019

    overall3food2service5ambience5

    Lovely staff and decor but food was eye wateringly expensive for tiny plates. Not a single carb on the menu, we left hungry :(

  3. B

    Bearo

    Hertfordshire

    9 reviews

    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 23, 2019

    overall3food3service4ambience3

    Worth giving it a try for something different, as long as you aren’t too concerned about the size of the bill! The food is interesting, but vastly overpriced, as is the wine selection. The road noise was quite intrusive when we were there, but only because the unusually hot weather necessitated leaving the door onto the street open. I applaud the original and innovative creation of the selection of small plates (of which we tried a good selection), but nevertheless fail to see how they can justify their prices, and this is particularly true of the wine selection.

  4. MT

    MagdalenaT

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 17, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Delicious food and great service, dessert was to die for so good, highly recommend

  5. MC

    MatthewC

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 9, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Another meal at Silver Lining, and another wonderful experience. Fantastic food - this place remains a hidden gem in Hackney, and long may it remain. Imaginative and clever food creations perfectly cooked and assembled, and wonderful service. What more can you ask for? Tremendous value on the Carte Blanche menu option - highly recommended!

  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2019

    overall3food3service4ambience4

    Food was interesting but a lot was bland. I guess good for vegans but as a meat eater I wasn’t that impressed

  7. F

    Foofanatic12

    London

    97 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    97 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    A quite intimate restaurant with some unusual food options. A very enjoyable experience with some excellent wine choices.

  8. SR

    SRH1

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 6, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent dinner with creative & delicious dishes. There's was 3 of us, so we just ordered the whole menu to share which was a great shout! V pleased that this restaurant is near my home! (great cocktails next door beforehand too!)

  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 5, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Incredible food, definitely recommend going "carte blanche", an experience and a surprise.

  10. MC

    MichaelC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 27, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wonderful little gem in Hackney. Our server Chardonnay was a delight. Every dish was full of flavor and depth. Highly recommend this place to anyone in East London or anywhere. Worth the trip.

  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on May 3, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    An outstanding, small restaurant serving extraordinary and delicious dishes. We went on a Friday evening as we live in the area. Wine, service and ambience were excellent. Don’t forget to try the deserts!

  12. T

    Tuomo

    Berlin

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 19, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Beautiful, innovative and really tasty small plates, perfect for sharing. Really good value, also for wine. Friendly service, good vibes.

  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 12, 2019

    overall3food3service4ambience2

    Really hit and miss. Some dishes were good, some were almost laughable (quarter of cos lettuce head and some mayo for a starter as an example). Portions were also tiny considering its a menu designed for sharing. We ordered 6 plates between 2, as recommended if "you are really hungry" by the waitress and still weren't satisfied.

  14. WO

    WizardofOlz

    London

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 10, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    As a couple who value sustainable, in-season produce the ethos of Silver Lining really spoke to us. We popped in for a quick bite but stayed to sample the entire menu. The quality was impeccable, the wine recommendations were on point and the service was friendly, knowledgable and attentive. All-in-all a perfect evening. We cannot wait to return with friends.

  15. PH

    PaulH

    London

    16 reviews

    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2019

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    The food was a set menu when we were there and it was both interesting and delicious. The wine was well matched and the service was really attentive. We had a thoroughly great evening.

  16. AY

    AngusY

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 8, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent food, great wine service and lovely staff. Highly recommended!

  17. J

    Johnson

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2019

    overall3food3service2ambience2

    Seemingly outstanding Google ratings tended to mask the somewhat disjointed way the service and menu flowed together. It was good, don't get me wrong, but the menu items seemed somewhat disconnected from each other. The space could be a little warmer and the open kitchen made a little less open.

  18. FM

    FayeM

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 18, 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Food was gorgeous, super tasty with lots of flavour. Really nice vibe, and great service. Would definitely recommend.

  19. GW

    GemmaW

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 11, 2019

    overall2food2service5ambience5

    Great service and ambiance...but shocked at the price of the food, for what you get. The portions were outrageously small and flavours were fine/good but no where near exciting/ interesting enough to warrant the cost of the bill!

  20. CG

    CliffG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 15, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Went here for a little bite after the theatre with the Mrs. Cosy and quiet, service attentive. Menu is small (which isn’t a bad thing) tapas like portions and tasty. Good range of wines/cocktails. Was recommended 5/6 dishes, but as were more on the side of peckish, we had 4 main plates, 2 alcoholic drinks and a dessert to share which came up to about £60. Value could be better in our opinion given what we had. Would recommend/visit again.

  21. JB

    JackB

    Essex

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 7, 2018

    overall2food3service3ambience3

    New menu is not really exciting you can eat chinken like that every where. New menu is not special as before 😔

  22. T

    Travis

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 27, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    I'm someone who's hesitant with food, and not super adventurous (vegetarian and a picky eater), so I had checked the menu days before making this booking, and found plenty that I was willing to have. On my way to the restaurant, I looked again and panicked because the menu had changed -- after a minute or two of reading though, I can now tell you that at least two versions of the menus have been extremely vegetarian friendly. Between me and my companion we ordered almost everything on the menu, and had no complaints about any of it. None of the dishes were complex, but they all worked together really well.

  23. M

    Markie

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 21, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Really good food and menu is seasonal based, the dishes are good to share

  24. JB

    JohnB

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 2, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This is just a great place to go and enjoy delicious food, in a charming environment with great service. It is one of my favourite places in London

  25. AS

    AS136

    London

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 24, 2018

    overall2food1service3ambience3

    Based on other reviews I had hoped for a decent meal in the middle of Hackney Central. The staff were friendly and the ambiente is welcoming. The menu read well and just as quirky as one would expect in this postcode. The food however was very disappointing - a "Bitter Sweet Salad of Many Threads" turned out to be a rather bland mixture of cabbage, apple and some other whitish vegetables. The "Preserved vegetable omelette" was, to the best of my knowledge, the same with a bit of scrambled egg in the mix. Spices seem not to have a place in this cuisine. This reminded me of my student days - "let's see what's left in the fridge" cooking adventures. There's plenty of good restaurants in Hackney nowadays. Go elsewhere.

  26. CK

    CaroKrey

    London

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 20, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Outstanding cooking from Chef Edgar Wallace. Equally outstanding service from the Silver Lining team. I've been fortunate enough to try Edgar's cooking on several occasions over the past few years and have really seen him develop and grow from strength to strength; Edgar's really demonstrated his ability to master any cuisine, to coin his own signature dishes and take on many a new challenge, and has approached it with total zen and humility. That takes guts in the world of hospitality. The staff at Silver Lining are an absolute dream. So friendly, professional and efficient, so knowledgeable, yet not pretentious, nor patronising. Their somm chose a perfect wine to pair with our meal and let us sample other wines to ensure we'd made the right choice. I only wish we'd have had more time to linger. I would come back everyday based on this dining experience. What an absolute treat.

  27. CA

    CliveA

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 13, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience2

    Great food, great service, but music too loud for easy conversation - if this matters to you.

  28. MM

    MartaM

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 14, 2018

    overall4food4service4ambience3

    Nice restaurant with tasty original food. A bit expensive for what we ate.

  29. M

    Magnolia

    London

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience3

    Such a find in a busy spot not necessarily where you would expect such classy unusual food! Every dish was delicious, the cocktails were fab and the service absolutely charming and super cool. Will go back.

  30. BH

    BethH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 25, 2018

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Absolutely loved the food here. Yummy cerviche, great chips and curry sauce and lovely duck. A rare night out for me and my husband and we loved sitting in the window people watching. The cocktails were potent and delicious too.

  31. t

    tsktsk

    London

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 18, 2018

    overall3food4service4ambience3

    Quite disappointed really, since we very much looked forward to this one, even though the plates were very creative and well executed and the staff was friendly. The fact is that we left hungry, given the portions are really tiny (and we are not big eaters) and especially if you consider their price.. and how slowly our plates arrived (only 1 person in the kitchen on a Saturday night?) Really don't mind paying extra for quality and creativity, but I cannot accept leaving hungry from a restaurant after paying £80. ;(

  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 16, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Cherry Tapenade with the duck was phenomenal

  33. G

    Gerli

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 15, 2018

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Great food! Nice new find in Hackney Central :) Nice small restaurant serving excellent food. I will definitely come back! Wine list could be improved.

  34. i

    ilenia

    London

    24 reviews

    4.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2018

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Lovely local spot, the service was very attentive and friendly and make us want to go back. The food was good, the idea of sharing small plates is always a tricky one to get right as a customer, they are all at the same price and some were tiny tiny while others were good portions. There were basically no carbs served so we needed a few to get full and that was reflected on the bill. The dessert was one of the best dessert I have had in London. Very indulgent and would highly recommend it. The cocktail bar next door is also worth a visit!

  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent! Great food and really friendly people

  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Had a lovely birthday dinner for 8, with specially printed set menus and a welcome drink. Delicious small plates, great Frose/Friesling slushies, very accommodating service and good tunes. Every Cloud does great cocktails, too, next door!

  37. A

    Architect

    London

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This is a regular for us and its absolutely stunning! We love the food and the atmosphere!

  38. f

    foodies

    London

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on July 14, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food. small portion with quality. will definitely go back again.

  39. v

    vallver

    London

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 4, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Had an amazing meal at Silver Lining - only a few items on the menu but all executed beautifully. I will definitely go back!

  40. AH

    AH78

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 23, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Very very pleasantly surprised by the food. Unassuming-looking place belies the obvious skill of the chef. All plates tasted were original yet well-balanced in flavour. Waiting staff were pleasant and knowledgeable. Extra dessert given which the chef was working on was a welcome surprise and topped off a fantastic meal. We will be back!

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