Modern American restaurant Two Lights, from the talented team behind The Clove Club, is headed up by US chef Chase Lovecky and occupies at 52-cover site on Kingsland Road in Shoreditch. Named after the National Park in Lovecky’s home state of Maine, The Clove Club alumnus takes inspiration from his time working at David Tang’s bold, innovative and experimental Momofuku Ko in New York’s East Village.
Championing informal fine dining and influenced by his global travels, Lovecky’s dishes draw from Japanese and Korean cuisine, pairing roast artichoke with sunflower seed miso, and riffing on a Katsu sandwich with the addition of sardine.
More classic dishes include grilled shortrib with pickled walnuts, while British game makes an appearance in the form of grouse sausage with cocoa beans and figs. We love the sound of the brown butter ice cream with hazelnut and pear. Wines shine a light on the Golden state.