STEVIE:”Sagra” – Italian inspired restaurant and bar ‘pops up’ in Hackney

Often in January people suffer with blues and wade through doldrums of solitude, mourning the celebration and company offered prior to and over Christmas.

Sagra, in Italian means a joyful local feast, one which has seasonal ingredients at its heart. What better name then to give a Italian inspired pop-up restaurant and bar in Hackney Central which promises to bring joy and company during the bleak month of January.

Sagra, which opens for three nights from this Thursday (24th January) through to Saturday, is the brainchild of Rebecca Oliver (ex Moro), Tom Trubshaw (St John) and Nat Boon (ex Zucca), all of whom first met six years ago at Italian restaurant Acorn House in Kings Cross.

In the restaurant, an Italian inspired 4 course menu is also accompanied by a collaboration with Rebel Rebel florists from nearby Broadway Market who set the seasonal scene on candlelit feasting tables. Next door the bar is stocked by Johnson & Bell as well as a full bar menu on offer for those unable to obtain a table in the main restaurant. Booking is not required for the bar so arriving early is recommended. The bar is open to all from 6pm to midnight serving antipasti, bar food and a wide array of aperitivos, digestivos and classic cocktails.

Hosted by new food events company ’86’, SAGRA can be found at 18 Belsham Street, E9 6NG from 24th-26th January 2013. The restaurant menu will be announced on the day.

For more details, follow @SagraLondon on Twitter or visit hosts 86 website at

Written by Stephen Kelly

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