food + drink Victoria Park

Where to Eat between Christmas & New Year

Happy Families

Victoria Park Village has to be one of London’s most family friendly neighbourhoods. Fayre Share only goes to complete the intimate village atmosphere, offering a destination for delicious, affordable food in relaxed surroundings for all the family this Christmas.

Opening only 2 months ago Fayre Share already has its regular custom, which isn’t surprising as they embrace wholesome sharing dishes with an understanding for what it takes to feed a family with gusto. Fayre Share’s sharing concept is based on bringing back simple values and encouraging families to make the most of their time together; relax, chatter and laugh while tucking into delicious food that fills the belly.  Bread served here comes from the local bakers, Loafing, just a few doors along, nearby the butchers, fishmongers, deli and boutique shops that line the street. A unique combination today, but harks back to the old days of the east end when local business collaboration was standard practice, aswell as sitting down to eat with the family at every meal.

The interior has a Scandinavian simplicity which works sympathetically with the building’s original Victorian features. The tables are large enough to house the sharing food on offer and the menu perfectly-sized with enough choice for all tastes.

Before lunch or dinner, or just because it’s Tuesday, a spot of G&Tea (gin and tonic to share) served in a china teapot will quench any thirst.

None of the dishes will disappoint and none too heavy, but our faves were the duck terrine with pickled vegetables and delicate crispy squid with chilli and garlic mayo to start. Followed by mains: the pan fried sea bream with grilled baby gem lettuce, silver skin onions and peas with cream sauce which you’ll want to soak up with bread, fries or whatever you can get your hands on; roasted summer vegetables with bulgar wheat and green sauce and the grilled lamb barnsley chop, broad beans and onion. Wash down with a superb bottle or 2 of crisp white Andaina Godello Adegas Galegas DO Monterrei 2015. For dessert, share some chocolate rice pudding with honeycomb and satisfying arctic roll with jelly.

This place was sent to remind us that food, families and good times will never go out of style. Whether your family is 2 or ten, Fayre share’s message is clear sharing the food means sharing the love.

178-180 Victoria Park Road, London, E9 7HD
020 3960 7765

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