Homestead, the new all-day dining concept from Sven-Hanson Britt, Tris Hillier and Scott Ward of Unlocked is the main food and beverage offering for London City Island, the leading culturally inspired neigbourhood on Leamouth Peninsula.
For the initial opening period, Homestead will open as a takeaway kitchen, deli and store for collection, with an offering that will reflect the dine-in menu once the restaurant is able to open.
Guests will be able to enjoy breakfast, lunch and dinner options, as well as an expansive range of fresh produce from Homestead’s Counter. The counter will showcase quality meats, homemade pasta and a selection of cheese and fish, all sourced ethically from British day boats, high welfare farms and small artisan producers, including BH Fish in Poole and Tori & Ben’s Farm in Derbyshire.
Choosing and building relationships with these suppliers has been a key part of building Homestead’s identity; providing a simple route for small suppliers to get produce straight to plate.
Once restrictions have lifted, Homestead will offer dining in and drinking options, designed predominantly as a central hub for the local City Island community – crafted as a complete, all-day offering, starting with an extensive breakfast menu in the morning, through to evenings propelled by carefully sourced wines and a menu created by Sven with delicious options for quick suppers through to hours of feasting.
The charcoal grill will be an integral part of the menu, used to cook the selection of daily-changing meat, fish and vegetables.
Take-away options available during the coming options will include salads, sandwiches, quiches and pies, sitting alongside comforting and delicious hot dishes such as Aubergine Massaman curry and Cobble Lane chorizo and peppered salami pizza with La Latteria mozzarella.
Freshly prepared hot and cold sandwiches are also available, including a Chicken Kiev sandwich with raw cabbage and Caesar dressing and Banh Mi: crispy roast pork belly, ham and chicken liver terrine, pickles, chilli and coriander.
The kitchen will be led by Executive Chef James Durrant (ex-Maze) and The Bar at Homestead is made for drinking. During lockdown 2.0, Homestead has partnered with Brewdog to bring a mobile bar to Hopewell Square, offering a range of beers to take away.
The draft beer selection comes from Brewdog and Guinness, alongside craft options in cans and bottles. A bar menu will also be available once the restaurant is fully open.
Classic cocktails will be available in the bar area and throughout the restaurant, with bottle-aged cocktails available for takeaway to enjoy at home, including bottles of premixed Negroni and Old Fashioned. The shop floor also features a coffee shop, florist and bottle shop.
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Homestead LCI Ltd, 45 Hope Street, Poplar, E14 0QL
Opening hours (from December onwards):
Cafe – 7am – 10pm
Store – 9am – 10pm
Restaurant – 5:30pm – 10pm
Lockdown opening times – 8am – 8pm