Ben Mark, 24, and Matt Emmerson, 25, have been teasing the whole of London with their successive string of restaurant pop-ups: Platform 1 in Dulwich and Palm 2 in Clapton. Now they have set up with brick and mortar, Perilla in Newington Green, as a permanent venue. Expect high-end dishes served in a casual atmosphere, this really shows how the two founders combined their respective backgrounds. The interior has a broken-white/yellow glow and features an original terrazzo floor, brick walls, large windows and wooden furniture.
When we start talking about the food in Perilla, it’s in back of mind that Ben has cooked in quite some impressive places, one of those happens to be Noma. Ben and his team serve unique and innovative dishes like seaweed bread brushed with roasted lamb fat, or our favourite, cuttlefish bolognese and chard. While these dishes are impressive on their own right, they wouldn’t be such a mind-blowing experience without their counterparts; an extensive wine list and infused cocktails done up right by Matt.