The Russet


Tucked away off the relatively undiscovered green expanse of Hackney Downs Park in an ex-industrial printworks lies The Russet. A hidden oasis at the heart of the creative community of Hackney Downs Studios. Elegantly decorated in a rustic, upcycled style.

Big breakfasts, hearty lunches, beautiful cakes, artisan gelato, and modern tapas by night, complimented by interesting wines, local beers and cocktails. Paired with a programme of daytime events focused on families and education and an evening programme of music, cinema, cabaret, theatre, film discussions and workshops in the rear gallery and events space.

The Russet serves local people with good food at reasonable prices. The produce used to design the menus is local, seasonal and fresh. Menus change daily and are inspired by the changes of the seasons and the produce that comes with nature’s shifts. We champion independent providers and ethically sourced ingredients.

The Russet gathered its name from the orchard planted by The Tree Musketeers in Hackney Downs Park. Fifteen heritage apple trees were planted there in 2009 and are now close to fruiting, four of the varieties are russeted. An Egremont Russet, which is seen as the classic Russet was planted around our opening, and will grow and flower as we also do.


Hackney Downs Studios,
Amhurst Terrace,
London E8 2BT
United Kingdom

Key Words

creative, community, local, seasonal, seasons, events

Creation Date: 
Thursday, 17 October, 2013 - 08:58
Last Updated: 
Thursday, 17 October, 2013 - 08:58

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