Silo X Wine Bar to launch this August

Millie Milliken

Millie Milliken

11 August 2020

The reconfigured offering from chef and founder Douglas McMaster will be open from 20 August in The White Building at Crate in Hackney Wick

McMaster will be working with the development team from his zero-waste Silo restaurant, as well as collaborators, to develop and new menu and drinks offering while continuing to trade directly with farmers and suppliers who have grown alongside the Silo team since it first opened in 2014 in Brighton.

The wine bar will initially open on Thursday 20 August in the evening and will be open through Saturday and for lunch on Sunday. Walk-in spaces will be available, but best tables will be those booked through Silo's website. 

Silo wine bar is the perfect way for us to invite back guests and regulars

Douglas McMaster

Wines will reflect Silo's approach of sourcing minimal intervention wines from small producers, from Tillingham Wines' Ben Walgate to Gut Oggau from Bergenland in Austria, while a new cocktail list from award-winning bartender and long-time collaborator Ryan Chetiyawardana will draw upon spirits sourced from Copenhagen's grain-to-bottle distillery Empirical Spirits. Crate will also supply the beers.

'I’m delighted to be reopening  Silo this month,' said Douglas McMaster. 'Silo wine bar is the perfect way for us to invite back guests and regulars and will help us to segue towards reopening the restaurant towards the end of the year and giving guests the full Silo experience as soon as we can.' 

Food menus will start with small plates and snacks like Silo's 'Siloaf' and aged butter; Koji quavers and dip; and a soy egg with lava salt. Larger dishes include its 'Hot 4 U' spring onion pancake; green pea naan with roasted tomato dip; and grilled flatbread with smoked aubergine and Silo's smoked pork bun. 

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