Matt Whiley Scout Bar
The Facts
NAME: Scout
IT'S: A cocktail bar with a focus on zero waste

11-04-2017

OPENED: April 11th, 2017
WHO'S BEHIND IT: Matt Whiley of Peg + Patriot, Purl, Worship St Whistling Shop
DID YOU KNOW: Matt insists he is a bartender, not a mixologist. He likes to keep it simple.
LOCATION: Shoreditch
ADDRESS: 93 Great Eastern Street, London, EC2A 3HZ
CLOSEST TUBE: Old Street
OPENING TIMES: Tuesday - Saturday 5pm-12am
WEBSITE: Visit Site
CONTACT: [email protected]
FACEBOOK: Visit Facebook
TWITTER: Visit Twitter
INSTAGRAM: Visit Instagram

Scout

OPENED 191 DAYS AGO

Scout is a new East London drinking spot championing cocktails made exclusively with fresh produce from the British Isles.

Everything from their ferments and natural wines, through to their snacks look to maximise the use of seasonal ingredients. All this while staying sustainable – minimising waste as much as possible.

The Spot

In harmony with the focus on locally sourced ingredients, the décor has natural surfaces with ample wood and rendered walls. In the basement, there is ‘The Lab’, where guests can watch in real-time as new food and drinks menus are developed with a front-row seat. This 10-seater private area can be booked in advance for the opportunity to see the full creative process in action, and of course, knock back some delicious cocktails too.

The Food

The food at Scout is unique, in that it uses all of the mixology waste ingredients up to create a short snack menu. Dishes include toasted sourdough with house kohlrabi and London coppa and pickled celeriac with truffle. These tasters will accompany the drinks perfectly by using complementary seasonal ingredients.

The Drinks

The drinks menu is – naturally – the star of the show but keeps it stripped back and sublimely unassuming with just 10 cocktails. There are also 5 house ferments and 5 beers. With Matt Whiley (the mixology mastermind behind Peg + Patriot) and co-founder of Purl and Worship Street Whistling Shop – you just know the cocktails at Scout are going to delight all the senses.

In a Nutshell

By championing seasonal British ingredients and ensuring very little goes to waste, Scout is jumping on the sustainability bandwagon at a perfect time. Much like a number of restaurants in the city, where the menu changes regularly depending on what produce is available from their suppliers and growers, Scout’s drinks list will also change with the seasons.

Some of East London’s other new spots include Jailhouse Bar and Pizza Pilgrims. To track all of London’s latest restaurant and bar openings, check our interactive map of the city, updated each week.

Words by Millie Diamond

The Facts
NAME: Scout
IT'S: A cocktail bar with a focus on zero waste

11-04-2017

OPENED: April 11th, 2017
WHO'S BEHIND IT: Matt Whiley of Peg + Patriot, Purl, Worship St Whistling Shop
DID YOU KNOW: Matt insists he is a bartender, not a mixologist. He likes to keep it simple.
LOCATION: Shoreditch
ADDRESS: 93 Great Eastern Street, London, EC2A 3HZ
CLOSEST TUBE: Old Street
OPENING TIMES: Tuesday - Saturday 5pm-12am
WEBSITE: Visit Site
CONTACT: [email protected]
FACEBOOK: Visit Facebook
TWITTER: Visit Twitter
INSTAGRAM: Visit Instagram
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