New East London begins in Dalston, so when our afternoon along Hackney Central’s avenues and stories – through the park and among the athletes in London Fields – is over, we are magnetically drawn back to Dalston Junction, where two stools are waiting for us at Mussel Men. A nautical world opens, and the crew guides us with strong arms and a refreshing smile into a cool spontaneous often-needed atmosphere. The short and wise all-seafood menu touches northern seas, islands and archipelagos.
Words Paola Corini
Translation Alessia Andriolo
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