WHY HERE: Matt Whiley’s Scout emphasizes minimal waste, while showcasing local British produce and foraged and fermented ingredients. Simplicity shines with daily house beer and wine offerings, as well as a focused list of classic cocktails and house spirits.
WHY NOW: Scout has just relocated, opening in Hackney with a sister concept called Gold Tooth now in the basement. The menu invites you to “Live Off the Land,” with Tree, Overground, Plant-Bush, Underground and Sea drink categories. Each section has several drinks with a matching snack.