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by SophiesNotinKansas (subscribe)
I'm a London-dwelling northern lass who swapped the East End for Far East on the trip of a lifetime. I blog about food, travel, yoga and spirituality.
Published April 21st 2013
Borscht, bellinis and bring your own
Little Georgia,Restaurant,Hackney,Georgian Food,
Little Georgia

Tucked away near a parade of shops on Goldsmith Row between Hackney Road and Broadway Market, Little Georgia is a hidden gem worth visiting. It serves authentic Georgian food such a borscht, mezzes and bellinis and the specials menu changes regularly.
Little Georgia,Restaurant,Hackney,Georgian Food,
Vintage telephones form part of the quirky decoration

My boyfriend and I enjoyed a Saturday evening meal here recently - luckily we reserved a table in advance because it soon started to fill up after 7.30pm. The atmosphere was relaxed and the service attentive. The fixtures and fittings are beautifully appointed with tongue and groove wood walls decorated with vintage telephone sets. There are lots of quirky little touches such as light fittings made from upturned French horns.
Little Georgia,Restaurant,Hackney,Georgian Food,
Mixed mezze starter

We ordered a mixed mezze to share for starters which had six different salad dishes, including a kind of Russian style salad, stuffed sweet red peppers and a divine aubergine dish that had a smoky, hard to place flavour. We were given the choice of cheese or bean bread and we opted for cheese. We were presented with a hot, round, flat bread stuffed with a kind of mild cream cheese. It made for a delicious complement to the mezze salads.
Little Georgia,Restaurant,Hackney,Georgian Food,
Cheese bread

We shared a main course of beef stew in a rich tomato sauce that came served with a perfectly cooked rice on the side.
Little Georgia,Restaurant,Hackney,Georgian Food,
Beef stew

The restaurant isn't licensed but luckily they have a bring your own policy with no corkage so we enjoyed a bottle of our favourite red plonk to accompany the meal.
Little Georgia,Restaurant,Hackney,Georgian Food,
Stalin painting in the basement

We dined upstairs but there is also a downstairs space which is as characterful as upstairs, with more retro furnishings and paintings of Stalin, amongst other things.
Little Georgia,Restaurant,Hackney,Georgian Food,
Black and white photographs

Simple, but hearty and delicious, the food in Little Georgia is varied and tasty and the characterful surrounds make it a memorable place to while away a pleasant evening.
Little Georgia,Restaurant,Hackney,Georgian Food,
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Why? Gorgeous food and BYOB no corkage fee
Phone: 44 207 739 8154
Where: 87 Goldsmith's Row, London E2 8QR
Cost: 12 for mains
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