Broadway Market in Hackney has gained a new resident with the opening of Tuyo, a new restaurant serving a menu of Mediterranean and Levantine small plates with a Spanish twist.
Chef Ricardo Pimentel (formerly Salt Yard Group) has created a selection of “pinchos” or small bites to share such as Harissa lamb rump served with pisto and black olive couscous, pistachio and harissa dressing; Duck and figs on a bed of pearl barley, gremolata, pomegranate, carrot puree and smoked almond; and Picos blue and date croquetas that are served alongside a selection of charcuterie and cheeses, predominantly sourced from Spain and Italy.
Main dishes follow a Mediterranean theme with hints of Turkish influence such as Chicken thigh with honey poached apricots, sumac yoghurt and pistachios; Halloumi, roast beetroot, orange hazelnuts and 8 year aged balsamic; Dill and lime cured salmon and beetroot, served with yoghurt and berries; and Burrata, black beans, confit mixed peppers and sourdough croutons.
To one side of the room, a stunning blue bar serves a bespoke list of house cocktails specifically designed to complement the flavours on the menu, including Beso De Lavanda (Hendrick’s, lavender syrup, lime juice); Saffron Aphrodisiac (tequila, agave, coriander, lime juice, chilli peppers and saffron); Greek Style (Hendrick’s, lime, cucumber, black pepper); and Chilli Gunners (Havana Club 3yr, Passoa, raspberry liqueur, lime and homemade chilli syrup).
The restaurant itself sits along the canal in Broadway Market with a bright and airy décor that lets in the natural light. An open kitchen greets guests right at the entrance while white walls brighten up the interiors with hanging baskets of vibrant plants that add dashes of colour against the light, wooden furniture.