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Brilliant Corners – A jazz kissaten in Dalston

I love this place, but let’s start with the food as this is meant to be a restaurant… pictured is the Wasabi Salmon Salad. Which is organic Scottish salmon with crispy skin, wild rocket, red onion, avocado and shiso with Wafu (citrus soy sauce & sesame oil) dressing. I’ve eaten it. It is delicious.

The menu also includes things like Aburi Mackerel (flame seared fillet of mackerel with Shiso, Mooli and English mustard) and Aburi Salmon Uramaki (wild rocket, shiso, red pepper and avocado, topped with Scottish salmon seared by a blow-torch). 

I’ve eaten both. They were delicious.

In fact everything I’ve eaten here is delicious. But, and it is a BIG BUT, the food isn’t the main reason to go to Brilliant Corners

The main reason to go is… simply one of the best sound systems in London!

The owners have spent thousands of pounds installing valve amps and Bozak mixers alongside customised decks and amazing speakers in each corner (the Brilliant Corners, presumably) and what you have is a near-perfect analogue audiophile system.

To play here they invite interesting and eclectic DJs and record collectors. So one night you might have 60s soul, the next could be African or perhaps a tribute to the spacejazz of Sun Ra.

Great food, a fantastic wine and beer selection and an interesting soundtrack on an amazing-sounding sound system. It all goes into making Brilliant Corners one of the best places to go to at the moment.

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Details about this spot



470 Kingsland Road, E8 4AE, London

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Opening Times

Wed - Sun 18:00 - 00:00


Meals from: £ 5


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Last Changed Date: 2016-05-19 11:45:13 +0200 (Thu, 19 May 2016)