Summer is heading out and we thought this calls for wine and good food – so we visited Morito Hackney Road over the weekend!
On approach from you street, you are greeted with a bight open shopfront.
We estimate the restaurants seats maybe 75 covers at capacity, with 16 sitting comfortably around horse shoe shaped the bar.
The restaurant has a residential feel from the assorted clutter found in the bookshelves.
The restaurant’s chef is Cretan and the menu has Mediterranean influence, so bric a brac includes traditional copper and clay cooking pots, traditional Greek decorative plates and some small plant pots.
We thought the ceiling lights were quirky, but really quiet simple, made from tube lights arranged to form diamond shapes and mounted directly to the exposed ceiling.
With 4 large hanging 'paper' lights above the low party table by the servery to create warm glow. The bar front is was lit with concealed LED strips and simple down lights and spotlights to highlight certain areas.
The floor is finished in natural polished poured concrete and the walls a combination of painted plaster board to approx 1200mm height - in the colours of branding (blue & orange) and decorative tiles in areas.
The tiles go up to full height around the server and columns are clad with the same decorative tiles within timber framing up to approx 1200mm, and above a metal finish cladding in the same shape as the tiles.
We loved the open kitchen, with its polished white Carrera marble servery front and a display of bread, fruit bowls, flower pots and bric a brac on the counter.
We also loved the food and presentation! Will be back soon!