Fortunately for luddite Londoners, you don’t have to be savvy to infiltrate tech-friendly members club Second Home – just get a reservation at in-house restaurant, Jago. Open to non-members, Jago is a relaxed joint with Ashkenazi influences, and menus that reflect Head Chef Louis Solley’s East-London Jewish roots and reference Spitalfields’ history as a home for immigrants. Dishes draw on the culinary heritage of the Ashkenazi diaspora, with its Germanic, Slavic and latterly wider European and American ancestry, resulting in an offering of modern, global Yiddish fare.
“We’re quite simply drawing on our skills and our passions to make food we’re delighted to eat and proud to serve,” says Solley – and we can see why, with menu highlights including Russian Salad; pickled herring, beetroot, yoghurt & dill; Salt beef & chrain and Veal cheek goulash, orzo & green harissa. Desserts sound equally tempting, with Toasted rice pudding & rhubarb compote; Orange cake, orange curd & toasted caraway; and Cheese all on the bill.
Both breakfast and lunch are on offer in the restaurant – or to take away – with a morning menu that features the likes of Grilled Challah bread with labneh & house compote or honey, and Baked eggs, with spiced beans.