Two restaurants have closed in Stoke Newington over, or after the Christmas period. The Last Crumb Bakery has shut down on Stoke Newington Church Street, while Moio has closed on Stoke Newington High Street.
The Last Crumb informed customers of its closure via Instagram on 8 January, with co-owners Helen Collier and Paula Chapman having taken over the former Foxlow site in 2017. Moio has not publicised its closure, but Eater understands that it has not reopened since Christmas.
Moio opened on 10 January last year, offering a menu that read a few notches above the standard European small plates template, including a celeriac vichyssoise with deep-frozen grapes; a seafood barley — as opposed to rice — with bisque foam; and a snack of morcilla with shiso leaf and smoked plum reads intriguingly. Co-founders João Ferreira Pinto and sommelier Carolina W Seibel had worked at Michelin-starred Portland, but the site — which has a reputation in the area for being “cursed” — looks to have claimed another victim. It was listed for sale on a restaurant property website in December, but the listing was quickly taken down after a “misunderstanding.”
Eater has contacted Moio for comment. More soon.