Roe: Fallow Team’s New Restaurant Will Spotlight Underused Ingredients

By Ellie Smith

6 months ago

The eatery is set to open in spring 2024


Since opening its doors in St James’s in 2021, Fallow has become known as one of London’s top eco-minded restaurants, scooping up a whole host of awards along the way. And now, the team behind it are back with a second venture, Roe, opening this spring in Wood Wharf.

Roe: Fallow Team Opening New Canary Wharf Restaurant

Helmed by chefs Jack Croft and William Murray alongside chairman James Robson, Roe will showcase the same nose-to-tail, root-to-stem ethos as its sister restaurant. Named after the native deer of the British Isles, the large venue will be spread across three floors with spaces for 350 diners – complete with a chef’s table and terrace overlooking the South Dock canal.

Fallow

Fallow by Steven Joyce

The aim of Roe is to showcase ‘modest, British ingredients’ and ‘underused and underappreciated produce’, including rare breed meats and regenerative crops. On the menu diners will find dishes including a maitake Cornish pasty, made with shiitake mushrooms and fresh thyme grown in-house; a twist on the baked potato served with walnut and truffle ketchup; and black pudding and pork belly skewers. Sure to be a highlight is The Roe Mixed Grill, a mix of underused cuts of venison: grilled marinated haunch, confit shoulder, and a skewer.

Green principles will be seen, too, in the design, with all materials used chosen for their eco credentials, and with steps taken to minimise waste. A bespoke aeroponic green wall system, meanwhile, will grow herbs and greens including peas, Padron peppers, and chillies, with a resident gardener to manage the process. 

Croft, Murray and Robson started out by running a series of culinary pop-ups, before launching a permanent venue, Fallow, in 2021. The eatery became known for its bold cookery and green values, with cult dishes including the Sriracha Cod’s Head, made using a kitchen by-product and saving 400 cod’s heads a week from going to landfill. Alongside Fallow, they have a pop-up chicken restaurant, FOWL, located in St James’s Market. 

Roe is due to open in spring 2024, roerestaurant.co.uk