Tightrope walking geographically across a spot, which intercepts the designer moustache realms of Hackney, and the foodie cult settling in Broadway Market, Trip Kitchen has made a perfect landing, under an archway in Haggerston.
Trip (as the name might suggest) is far from a stumble, blunder or flounder, the venue has been curated with precision by Selin Kiazim – the former Head Chef at Peter Gordon’s Kopapa restaurant. The name “Trip” denotes Kiazim’s Turkish/Cypriot heritage and the inspiration she has applied to her menu, from her travels around the globe, using Mediterranean and Middle Eastern flavours and ingredients.
Hitting the nail assertively on the head, Trip offers a modern Turkish, fusion menu throughout the day, from lazy weekend brunching, light lunching to late night drinking and dining.
Emerging form your bed covers and stumbling toward Trip at around brunch time will see you greeted with an eclectic array of brown shrimp kaygana, a Turkish omelette drizzled with lemon hollandaise, cemen crumbs, chives and melted pecorino cheese, or the brunchers ever favourite; smoked, streaky bacon, toasted sandwich, topped with a twist of rich medjool date butter.
Lunch will feature deluxe sandwich combinations, such as creamy garlic mussels with leeks, rocket and guindilla chillies.
After lunch, the dinner menu will come as grazing bowls and tapas-style plates which will be embellished with edible gems to include: the spicy red lentil köftes and the super food-glazed crispy lamb breast with yoghurt.
Ticking the box for east-end coffee snobs, Trip will be serving up daze-be-gone Caravan coffee, and for those who aren’t after a steaming cup of zing, Trip will also be pouring New Year’s Resolution friendly fresh juices.
On the hard drinks list, Trip will be shaking, stirring, and throwing on the rocks, both classic ‘go-to’s’ and bespoke cocktails, which have also been expertly selected to compliment the menu.
Embryonically split across two archways, Trip resigns only one arch to the social kitchen space and the other as a versatile cultural area for TripSpace Projects. TripSpace Projects will be a home to cultural and creative activities which will showcase everything from contemporary movement to devised theatre and even imaginative arts lead, culinary experiences.
As an educational and engaging space, Trip will undoubtedly magnetise those with a progressive hunger for fine food, drink and culture.
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