119 Lower Clapton is an über-cool and picturesque café-come-art gallery in trendy Lower Clapton, with floor-to-ceiling windows across the front of the venue and walls adorned with the works of local artists, which are rotated on a monthly basis.
Eleven98's evenings will begin with a quirky cocktail on arrival, allowing folks time to gather and mingle. Then everyone will take a pew, sit back and delve into a sequence of six carefully curated tasting courses, based entirely on Hackney-sourced produce. Everything on Eleven98's menus comes from Hackney, the borough in which chef Aidan Brooks was born and bred. Everything plant-based on his menus has to have been cultivated or foraged in the borough, and everything else has to be Hackney-produced or sourced.
Aidan's interactive style of service means he's on hand to offer insightful details behind each dish as it's presented, explaining where things were grown or where they came from. This makes the whole experience way more than just a meal.
When you dine with Eleven98, you're literally eating a little piece of Hackney! Booze is BYOB! Photography on the night is warmly welcomed (in fact it's actively encouraged!)