A message from Aidan, Chef-Director of Eleven98
Due to the current government regulations regarding the coronavirus outbreak, and for the safety and wellbeing of our guests and our team, Eleven98's dining experiences are presently on a temporary hiatus. The challenges we face as a business are further amplified because of the very essence of what we’re all about: “social dining”. The core foundation of our ethos is about sitting a bunch of strangers, often those on their travels from many different parts of the world, around one communal table and allowing the magic of food to bring them together as one.
At this time we are of course unable to offer the experience of our culinary journey through Hackney, but there are other ways in which you can support Eleven98 and the close network of local suppliers that we work with. When the second national lockdown was imposed back in November, we adapted to these changes by setting up our online shop. This gave us the ability to offer you a little taste of Eleven98 delivered to your door, with a selection of some of our most quintessential products and menu items available for you to try at home.
Also available from our shop are our gift vouchers - another great way that you can support Eleven98. While planning ahead with any certainty seems so challenging at present, we've made our vouchers exempt from expiration, so they can be redeemed at a later date when Eleven98's dining experiences are back up and running. When as a society we can all enjoy the pleasure of being social again. Not only would you be supporting Eleven98 as a local small business, you’d also in turn be enabling us to continue supporting the many independent purveyors within the Hackney community that rely on our trade.
We’ll see each other soon in better times, while sharing great food, stories and laughter.
Aidan & the Eleven98 team