This is my kind of Sunday Roast; when the sun is shining and the seaside is calling, Mussel Men in Dalston is the place to eat bucket loads of seafood. Mussel Men offer a short menu – focusing on what they do best, mussels (mariniere, curry or Buerre Blanc) & chips, lobster and rock oysters.
I like that this isn’t pretentious seafood fine dining, it reminds me of the seafood bars and cafes around the markets in France and Spain. Mussel Men has evolved from street food to restaurant pop ups and bring a new approach to dining out. They’ve recently moved along to 584 Kingsland Road and are open for BBQ weekends, late night cocktails and live music. The staff are super friendly, the furniture is rustic and the walls are covered in graffiti art.
The Seafood Roast Platter is a monster tower of steaming mussels, clams, razor clams, langoustines, tempura-battered soft shell crab and cheesy Rockefeller oysters. It’s served with all the Sunday Roast trimmings of fat chips, mini Yorkshire puddings and veggies. £20 pp for min 2 people. It was outrageously delicious!
The drinks are decent price to quality ratio – £5 for a glass of Prosecco or wine, craft beers for £4, and some unusual seafaring cocktails at £7.
For dessert we had the homemade waffle with bacon ice-cream and maple syrup – like eating bacon crisps flavour ice-cream; it was wrong on so many levels but strangely addictive! If you fancy a Sunday roast with a difference give it a go.
584 Kingsland Road
1 minute walk from Dalston Junction overground