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    Monday, 25 September 2017


    I'm not sure if it's because we're in the middle of renovating our cottage - or it's a sign I'm getting old - but I've started obsessing over interiors. I spend HOURS scrolling through the #InteriorGoals hashtag on Instagram and don't even get me started on the 74537 Pinterest boards I've created for almost every single room in the house.

    Well I've taken it to a whole level as I've found a restaurant, I'm determined to model my whole cottage on: Wringer and Mangle.
    You might have heard of Wringer and Mangle before - the 'original' is over in London Fields and now they've just opened a second outpost in Spitalfields, a five minute walk from Liverpool Street Station. 

    As soon as I stepped inside, I fell in love with the decor.  It's got a very industrial feel (in keeping with the trendy Shoreditch vibe) with exposed brick-work, wooden and steel panels and pops of greenery from the indoor shrubs dotted around the room. The venue is spread across two floors with the top floor providing all-day dining, whilst downstairs promises to be a destination night spot.
    There's a well-stocked bar where you can head for drinks before your meal and sample the killer cocktails from the award-winning mixology team. Make sure you order the 'Locals Only' - a delicious take on an Aperol Spritz made with Stoli Vodka, Aperol, Montenegro, Cinzano and Segura Viudas Brut Reserva.
    The restaurant itself focuses on serving home-cooked style food in a laid-back, relaxed setting. We were invited down to the launch to try the food before its official opening and I promise you'll love it. The team aims to use the finest cuts of meat and fresh vegetables every day, taking pride in sourcing the best possible ingredients.
    Everything is sourced as locally as possible - like the freshly baked bread which arrives at your table wrapped in brown paper bags, still warm from the oven.
    The menu is filled with simple ingredients, prepared in inventive ways. The 50 degree cooked salmon  is delcious. It comes served with a bread sauce, charred gem lettuce (which seems super trendy at the moment) and piquillo salsa. 
    The fish is vacuum packed and cooked sous-vide until you're left with the most incredible, tender, flakes of salmon. The texture is almost a cross between poached and smoked salmon - super soft, tender and incredibly delicious.
    Meat-lovers will adore the crispy pigs head croquettes. Not only are they huge but they're packed with meat - perfectly crisp on the outside and deliciously fluffy within.
    The Merlot braised beef cheek is melt-in-the-mouth tender. It arrives nestled on a bed of red cabbage and celeriac puree and is just the PERFECT dish for the colder weather. Comfort food at its finest.
    For pudding, the warm blackberry rice pudding is an autumnal DREAM. Served with clotted cream ice cream (yep!), it's like a giant hug in a bowl.
    But if you're after something a little lighter, you can't go wrong with a bowl of red and black fruits, arranged beautifully over a light elderflower curd and chia granola. Deliciou
    We had a fab evening at Wringer & Mangle. So much so, that by the time we'd finished chatting. we realised we were the only ones left in the restaurant! 

    They're open 11am-11.30pm Monday to Wednesday, 11am - 1.30am on Thursdays and Friday and closed at the weekends!

    Now I just need to find out where they got that dining table....

    In a nutshell: 
    What: Quality produce in a laid-back, homely setting
    Where: 94 Middlesex Street. London, E1 7EZ
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     *I was invited to review Wringer & Mangle
    All opinions are honest
    Wringer & Mangle Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

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