Set atop a 14,000 Sq ft four-storey Victorian warehouse, Maene will be a new restaurant and bar opening March 2023 on Fashion St, Spitalfields, London. Evocative of European bistro culture Maene is relaxed, modern cooking using British produce. This will mark the second opening from Nick Gilkinson, who opened Townsend, located in the Whitechapel Gallery, in 2020.
Maene will have its own private lift entrance directly leading guests to the open restaurant made up of different areas; with counter seating, open kitchen, large 18-seater sharing table, cocktail lounge, intimate banquettes and terrace looking out over the city skyline. The other three floors will be occupied by Mission; the modern yoga studio and movement space.
Maene will take over the top floor of the historic Victorian clothing factory and the large terrace will open this summer with views overlooking the East End. The 54-cover restaurant will be open all day serving breakfast, lunch and dinner; encouraging long lunches, impromptu dinners and cosy night-caps.The menu will take guidance from what the season has to offer: Mersea oysters with pickled Jalapeno and sorrel (£4.50); allotment fritto misto, smoked chilli aioli (£6), La Latteria Stracciatella, pickled squash, yesterday’s bread and Springfield farm chicken, rosemary, garlic and burnt lemon, green goddess sauce (£28 for half a chicken) served alongside Keats farm salad and pickled onion and miso dressing (£4). For pudding; Yorkshire rhubarb, set Bermondsey honey cream and bronze fennel and Sgroppino pear sorbet, English sparkling wine and elderflower (around £8).