food + drink Brick Lane

The Buxton, Brick Lane’s Bistro & Wine Bar

A much-loved bistro and wine bar that just keeps getting better. From the moment you walk in, you feel welcome – like this is exactly the place you are meant to be. Warm and inviting with a relaxed and cool vibe. The Buxton is one of those spots that draws you in for an unexpected drink, and some of the delicious food on the hyper seasonal menu being twirled up by new head chef Ollie Sharpe.

The Buxton Bistro Brick Lane

Housed in a Victorian redbrick building on the corner of Old Montague Street and Osborn Street, just a shimmy along from Brick Lane, The Buxton owes its name to MP, abolitionist, social reformer and local brewer, Sir Thomas Fowell Buxton. The Culpeper co-founders Nico Treguer and Gareth Roberts lovingly restored the site and opened The Buxton in 2019 with a simple, seasonal all-day menu that went on to win many accolades, including one of the top best new bistros in the world by Le Fooding independent guide. Now, with Ollie at the helm and a new French bistro-style small plates menu, who knows where it might lead.

Sit at the marble slab bar, wrapped around the open kitchen – it’s the perfect place to watch the culinary magic from Ollie and his team. Or look out onto the street, through the floor-to-ceiling windows and watch the world go by. Kick things off with a well-crafted cocktail – maybe the seasonal Rhubarb Sour, a heavenly combination of homemade rhubarb syrup and purée, gin, triple sec, dry Vermouth, citrus and egg white or try the Gibson, an aperitif with gin, dry vermouth and house pickles.

The Buxton Bistro and Wine Bar

The small sharing plates come with big flavours, with the likes of langoustine and its mouth-watering fermented prawn butter; Panisse topped with whipped cod’s roe and a Coppa and remoulade mayonnaise; perfectly cooked grey mullet with risotto nero and sea beet; or juicy Denver steak with Hen of the Wood wild mushrooms. Then pair those dishes with an all-natural wine from The Buxton’s excellent selection supplied by East London’s Passione Vino, as well as Ellis Wines and Les Caves. As for dessert, how does rhubarb and custard tart or chocolate bavarois with cream anglaise sound…

The Buxton – bistro, wine bar and hotel with 15 rooms.
42 Osborn Street, London E1 6TD



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