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REVIEW: LASSCO Ropewalk, Maltby Street Market

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REVIEW: LASSCO Ropewalk, Maltby Street Market


WHAT? Established in London’s East End, LASSCO has dealt in reclamation and salvage since 1979. Bridging the gap between the demolition trade and architectural design, they create treasure troves full of rescued relics that make for fascinating interiors – which somewhat surprisingly, double as the perfect setting for a pleasant brunch – plus all manner of unique supper clubs and dining experiences.

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WHERE? One of the few establishments within bricks and mortar among a legion of artisan producers at Maltby Street Market, near Bermondsey.

WHY GO? We’ve dipped golden toasted sourdough into runny baked eggs at tons of venues, few as interesting as this. Everything you see is for sale, from the table you’re dining on to the vintage lamps and mirrors. The food is truly excellent, the menu changing often – but you can expect to find the usual eggs and avocado on toast mingling with meatier chorizo options. It’s a wonderful place to while away a rainy afternoon, mimosa in hand – just be careful of quaffing too many, or that £956 desk lamp might start feeling like a bargain…

ANYTHING ELSE? Must-see is The Eisenhower Room, removed from the wartime US Naval HQ in Grosvenor Square and available for hire on special occasions.

DETAILS: 37 Maltby Street, Bermondsey, London SE1 3PA / / Tel: +44 (0) 2073 948061

Amy Everett is FashionBite's food and travel editor, she also writes for national newspapers and magazines including the Guardian Travel, Stylist, Shortlist, Red, Cosmopolitan and more.

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