Silo, a zero-waste restaurant by award-winning chef Douglas McMaster, will join CRATE Brewery, in their Hackney Wick home, The White Building. A zero-waste pioneer, Douglas’ zero-waste policy will operate throughout the whole restaurant and its supply chains.
Silo will open with a continually changing menu of ten to fifteen dishes for diners to choose from, such as grilled fantail squid, white kimchi and Douglas fir; Jerusalem artichokes cooked on fire and served with Cashel Blue and ruby kraut; and blue potatoes, barbecued sea kale and caramelised whey.
For something sweet, golden linseed ice-cream with fig leaf oil; and sea buckthorn, fresh cheese, grand fir and fermented caramel.
On the weekends, Silo will open for brunch from 10am, with a menu featuring dishes such as the Silo porridge, made with freshly rolled oats and home-made crème fraîche, topped with seasonal fruit; coddled eggs, kimchi, black pudding and freshly baked sourdough, and to drink, a selection of fresh juices made using wonky fruit and veg.
The wine list will be put together by Ania Smelskaya, previously of Sager + Wilde, Silo Brighton and Plateau Brighton, and will be created in line with Silo’s philosophy, with Ania sourcing from small, artisanal producers.
Tom Seaton, Co-founder of CRATE Brewery, says: “We are so excited to be embarking on this new chapter in CRATE’s story with Doug and Silo, and to ensure that sustainability and creativity thrives throughout all areas of the business.” Douglas McMaster added: “I’m thrilled to be joining the team and opening Silo in London – it will of course follow the same philosophy with sustainability at the forefront but we’re constantly raising the bar when it comes to up-cycling and zero waste, so more exciting developments to come.”