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Chick ‘n’ Sours’ Carl Clarke Leads New Guest Chef Series at Hackney Speakeasy

Tonkotsu, Quality Chop House and Legs will all feature on Wednesdays throughout October

Behind This Wall
Courtesy BTW

The small Hackney cocktail bar Behind This Wall will host a series of guest chef nights in October — it will be called “E is the magic number.” Why? Because all chefs and restaurateurs come from within the E1-E9 postcodes in east London.

The line-up — taking over a kitchen that is 5 x 3 ft with no extraction — includes Carl Clarke (Chick ‘n’ Sours, 4 October), Magnus Reid (Legs, 18 October), Dave Wrigley and Tom Wykes (Tonkotsu, 11 October) and Rob Sachdev (Quality Chop House, 25 October), who will each be serving some of their signatures, suitable to match with drinks: “Eat The Bits” Chilli Wings from Tonkotsu, Magnus Reid’s Fish Crudo and, it is rumoured, Carl Clarke’s Chinese-Mexican fusion fajitas.

Carl Clarke
Courtesy Chick ‘n’ Sours
Tonkotsu’s “Eat the bits” chicken wings
Courtesy Tonkotsu

The chefs will also takeover a custom one-deck hi-fi (previously owned by Martin Hannett from Joy Division). Clarke will play his trademark rave, reggae and ska, whilst Reid will take things in a slightly different direction with some hardcore thrash metal. Booking is recommended, via this link. Food will be served 7–9pm.


120 Morning Lane London E9 6LH, London, 440203 441 8765 Visit Website

Quality Chop House

94 Farringdon Rd, London, Greater London EC1R 3EA +44 20 3490 6228 Visit Website

Chick 'n' Sours

390 Kingsland Road, , England E8 4AA 020 3620 8728 Visit Website

Behind This Wall

Basement, 411 Mare Street , London, E8 1HY Visit Website