Hallsworth to relocate Joe’s Oriental Diner to east London

By Noli Dinkovski

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Hallsworth: opened his first Joe’s Oriental Diner in March
Hallsworth: opened his first Joe’s Oriental Diner in March

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Australian chef Scott Hallsworth is relocating his Chelsea-based Oriental dive bar concept Joe's Oriental Diner to Hackney.

Described as a place where all walks of life meet ‘to enjoy music and good times’, Joe’s Oriental Diner will take up residence at the Laundry, in London Fields on 20 May. 

Built in the 1960s as a commercial laundry, the building is now home to numerous music and arts workspaces, as well as a 720 capacity event space. 

The Laundry will reflect Hallsworth’s take on Pan Asian food, with a focus on recipes consumed in Asian ports.

Menu items

Dishes will include: crab Rangoon with sweet chilli dip; gai yang barbecue chicken with sticky bag rice; wood-fired jumbo shrimp; short rib rendang buns; and duck leg red curry with lychees.

They will be complemented with a selection of frosted-beer tankards and Chinatown teapot cocktails.

Also in the pipeline is an East v West ‘clash of the titans’ brunch offer.

Hallsworth opened the first Joe's Oriental Diner on the site of his original pop-up restaurant Kurobuta, on King’s Road, in March. 

He now owns two Kurobuta restaurants, one further down the King’s Road, and a second in Marble Arch.

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