|Wednesday - Sunday||18:00 - 22:30|
|Budget||Reasonably Priced (£30 - £40)|
|Nearest Station||London Fields|
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Joe’s will evoke the dive bar subculture of the Orient, where all walks of life meet to enjoy music and good times. Aussie chef Scott Hallsworth will bring his version of Pan Asian food to London, staying honest to the bare bone, gritty roots of recipes consumed in the ports of Asia. Expect to eat explosive dishes such as Fire Cracker Chicken, Crunchy Sweet and Sour Fish, Coconut Short-rib Rendang, Slow Cooked Duck Red Curry with Lychees and Barbequed Scallops with Tamarind Ketchup and Sambal. To wash down your meal, there will be thirst quenching frosted beer tankards ‘Frosties’, Chinatown teapot cocktails and evil and obscure spirits and libations. With its anything goes atmosphere, Joe’s will become a firm Chelsea neighbourhood favourite, seating up to 38 guests, with an open kitchen and central bar and a secret ‘Den’ upstairs that seats up to 26 guests.
Taking over the long-term pop-up, Kurobuta, is another of Scott Halsworth's Japanese cuisine empire (consisting of Ramusake, Kurobuta Marble Arch and Kurobuta Chelsea). Joe's Oriental Diner serves Asian comfort food with a casual and vibrant dive-bar feel. The dishes come in two guises: small plates - ideal for sharing, light bites and snacks; and larger plates - for the more peckish and substantial eaters. The restaurant is certainly on the cosy side with on ly 38 steats and only opens towards the end of the week - but don't let that put you off, Joe's Oriental Diner is a must visit King's Road restaurant. We recommend Joe's rare beef salad with Nam Prik egg dressing; or the Duck Leg Curry with Lychee.