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Tincan: would you pay £22 for a tin of fish?

Posted at 6:15 pm, September 18, 2014 in Food & Drink
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Only in London might you find an ‘exciting new restaurant’ (their words) that serves tinned seafood but not much else – and makes this a selling point. This pop-up has lots of pretty tins, opened to order, and served with bread and lettuce leaves. No starters, no puds, no coffee or tea – just sardines, pilchards, octopus and so on, at alarming prices (£7-£22 per tin).

Tincan opened just in time for London Fashion Week, and was closed for private functions on two out of our three attempts to visit in the first week. It’s a beautifully designed space, perfect for drinks parties. But after spending £15 each with no drinks on our lunchtime visit, we left hungry – and went elsewhere for something more appetising to eat. A few doors away, a jeans shop has a neon sign in the window advertising ‘ice cream’. We’re not sure which premises is having the bigger laugh.

For more quirky cafés take a look at Lady Dinah’s Cat Emporium or London’s first board game café.

By Guy Dimond

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