The site on Old Street in East London is the redevelopment of an old post office comprising three spaces: two bars - Elementary and Tayēr - and a creative studio called Outthink. Elementary, which is visible from the street through floor-to-ceiling windows, opens up into a more casual space with ingredient-led seasonal cocktails served from taps whereas Tayēr is more abstract, indefinable space - and houses a U-shaped counter bar and a daily changing menu of cocktails.
Foodwise - Tā Tā Eatery are dishing up an innovative menu of sharing plates - with a strong Asian accent. The name is inspired by the Mandarin words for “he” and “she” and their menus nod towards the culinary traditions of their native China and Portugal, with a playful take on giri and tacos, as well as cult-favourite, the Katsu Sandwich – a toast sandwich of deep-fried, slow-cooked Iberico pork neck served and Asian slaw.
Mixing it up
Wagyu Don, barely cooked Wagyu beef, honey and soy glaze, yolk and pickles on short grain rice; and Braised Black Bean Aubergine ‘Quesadilla’, comprising of toasted rice paper with a filling of braised black bean aubergine, served with garlic sauce and a herb salad.