Berber & Q: restaurant review | Jay Rayner

Berber & Q is a grill house that cooks veggie food as well as it does meat. Jay overlooks its hipsterness and gets in line

Josh Katz cooks in Technicolor. His food has the bash and enthusiasm that other menus have the words for but not the flavours. Given it’s in Hackney, in a reconditioned railway arch, that there are no reservations and that there are railway sleepers involved – given that, on paper, it’s a hipster restaurant checklist as compiled by – this is remarkable. The lesson here is that it is possible to be both cool and good at the same time. You just have to be Josh Katz.

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