One of those unassuming corner pubs, a bit off the beaten track, stepping into The Horn of Plenty you can’t help but notice how eclectic the clientele is. To one side of us, a group of lads who judging from their choice of a Spiderman outfit hadn’t been to bed yet, to the other a young family complete with a dog and push chair, it’s one of those real London boozers where you see the diversity of the area by the different groups drinking in there.
We were there to try the new venture of East London favourite, Disco Kitchen, who recently launched their foodie pop up following a pretty hefty kitchen refurb. I know you shouldn’t really judge something purely on its name, but if that name is Disco Kitchen than it’s pretty much a given that there must be a bit of awesome in it.
The Sunday roast menu is aptly named ‘Sunday Salvation’ which is a great touch. Offering roasts on rotation, the menu features a great selection of high quality fayre; dry-aged grass-fed longhorn beef; slow-reared free-range organic chicken; old spot pork; cotswold lamb, and my chosen vegan option; roasted winter squash, all served with crispy roast potatoes, parsnip puree, carrots, heritage beets, greens, and lashings of thick gravy, and yorkies for the non-plant eaters.
It was Sunday which means there are also the obligatory Bloody Marys, but these guys do things a little differently. In keeping with their usual weekday CBD snack menu, Disco Kitchen offers up a CBD infused version of the drink, channeling the healing qualities of CBD oil to give the Sunday hangover cure a bit of an extra boost.
Piled high soaked in gravy, it was everything a Sunday roast should be. Super creamy parsnip gravy, tender carrots and chewy flavoursome greens, this was a plate of wholesome goodness. Potato’s are always my measure of a good Sunday roast, and Disco Kitchen completely nailed it; fluffy spuds with a super crispy outer shell, I would have been happy with a plate of these alone! Served with a super generous wedge of sweet winter squash balancing on the squash, this was one of those rare meals that feels completely filling and indulgent despite the fact that it was a pretty nutritious plate.
Disco Kitchen’s roasts at The Horn of Plenty are not one to be missed if you are a lover of the Sunday tradition. The team have also announced their innovative CBD menu as part of an ongoing collaboration with CBD Ultra, which we’ll certainly be popping down to try out.
Address: The Horn of Plenty, 36 Globe Rd, Stepney, London E1 4D
Written by Jordan Crowley