Hill & Szrok: This Little Piggy

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Another night of counter-top-dining.
The evening sun shining brilliantly on Regent’s Canal makes for a rather special moment indeed, but there’s no time to swan around; we’re meeting friends for sups at a butchers. Butchers by day, hipster restaurant by night, of course. There’s neither a sign nor stench of carcass in the place, which is always a good start. And that’s saying something since there is a pigs head on display in the window.
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Tip of the Day: Don’t be Pigheaded.
Great business idea don’t you think? Assess what meat’s hanging around after the lunchtime rush and knock up a few burgers etc. Well, there is that, and there’s a bit more going on too. Just a bit. With three whites and three reds, you could navigate the wine list in a coma, nonetheless a cup of colossally-sized pork scratchings lands on the counter to help us make a decision.

The chalkboard menu depicts a handful of sharers to kick things off. We, obviously, give these a fair run for their money; the asparagus with wild garlic leaves and curds coming up trumps. Hey, if something’s in season for a mere couple of weeks, I am not going to be shy about getting involved.

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All about the wild garlic leaves here.
A juicy and generous leg of lamb goes down a treat, as does a side of cauliflower with anchovy and garlic. Yeah, we’re rocking a garlicky theme this eve. Of course, Darty can’t resist throwing in Merguez sausages and a fried egg for the laugh.
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Mary had a leg of lamb.
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Moreish charred cauliflower that is like a meal in itself.
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Dirty sausage and fried egg on the side of your steak, Sir?
Hill & Szrok is the kind of place that out-of-towners would dig, which I will bear in mind. For Londoners, it’s just another lovely concept to chew on.
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It’s no Jamón Ibérico…
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Just hanging. With a pig. Who is smoking a ciggie. Natch.
Five Very Kerri things about Hill & Szrok
  1. Utterly lovely staff
  2. VFM
  3. Making the most of simple pleasures
  4. Frill and fuss free
  5. Counter top dining