Part of the Disappearing Dining Club is this cleverly named restaurant, Back in 5 Minutes, hidden down some stairs at the back of the clothes shop, Ante, on Brick Lane. It offers seasonal, elegant and unfussy dishes in an intimate and homely setting. Menus change daily and draw upon Head Chef Fred Bolin's Swedish roots, and his time spent running British, French and Italian kitchens in Stockholm, London and New York.
As illicit a dining experience as you can expect to find in London, Back In 5 Minutes’ hidden, candlelit dining room, provide the starkest of contrasts to anything else you’ll find on Brick Lane. The ideal date spot, everything about it feels adulterous: from the suspicious clothes shop entrance and the heavy curtains hiding the intimate restaurant, to the candlelit tables and the conspiratorial whisperings of the other diners.
They have 28 seats with guests sharing our three dining tables. For larger groups we have our new dedicated private dining room, inside a fashion studio, just above the shop.