Planque is one of those beautiful, airy, minimalist, achingly hip, but undeniably excellent, restaurants and wine bars that east London has lots of. But very few are as good as Planque. Its aesthetic is MKUltra meets Robyn music video. Its food is sort of French and sort of eccentric, so French. And its wine list is extensive and serious. So serious that one part of the restaurant and ‘wine drinker’s clubhouse’ is a glass wall into a hidden lair-cum-wine cellar. The kitchen is headed up by P. Franco alumnus Seb Myers and some of it is spectacular. Notably some luscious Jerusalem artichokes in egg yolk and a caramel tart covered in shavings of blue cheese. In a genre of restaurants that can be hard to like, Planque has all the elements that make it very easy to do so.
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