Nathan Outlaw protégé, Tom Brown is delighted to announce the launch of his debut restaurant, Cornerstone this April
Set to open on Tuesday 24th April, the 46-cover restaurant will showcase Tom’s own style of simple, clean and produce-driven cooking.
Named after Tom’s favourite Arctic Monkeys track, Cornerstone will have a flexible and regularly changing menu dependent on what ingredients are available – ensuring only the best of British produce is used.
Designed for sharing, dishes will be priced between £8-£14 and include:
• Raw mackerel with lime pickle, coconut yogurt and crispy garlic
• Marinated squid accompanied by black pudding, blood orange and a brown butter dressing
• Roast cod served with Café de Paris hollandaise
• Ox tongue served with salt cod, tomatoes and gremolata
• Pear crumble accompanied by Earl Grey ice-cream
• Coffee ice-cream sandwich served with a banana, pecan and rum sauce
• British cheeses and homemade pickles will also be available.
The short international wine list comprises 22 bins, with 12 available by the glass from £6, and bottles from £22 with a focus on natural, organic and biodynamic wines to complement the menu.
Cornerstone have also partnered up with Cornish distillery, The Wrecking Coast to create a unique and bespoke gin available exclusively to the restaurant. Cornerstone’s gin will be light and fresh with citrus tones, the perfect accompaniment to seafood.
The interiors have been designed by East London based architects, Holland Harvey who have used a minimal approach to materials and lighting to create a bright and elegant space with a comfortable informality.
The kitchen will be situated in the centre of the restaurant and will double up as a counter-bar, seating 11 guests. There will also be additional touches personal to Tom including a 5000-year-old oak table, seating 10 guests commissioned especially after being salvaged from a river in Croatia.
The lounge area at the front of the restaurant will be furnished with high back benches from Ercol – perfect for a pre or post dinner drink.
Tom commented; “I am thrilled to finally be opening Cornerstone. It feels like it has been in the pipeline for such a long time now so being able to announce an opening date is very exciting! Watching the transition of the restaurant from design to actually being built is an incredible feeling – can’t wait to get cooking now.”
Make it happen
When: Tuesday-Saturday, lunch and dinner. Closed Sunday and Monday. Address: 3 Where: Prince Edward Road, Hackney Wick, E9 5LX