Malt + Pepper

by John Longland in London, England, United Kingdom

Malt + Pepper
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We're opening the UK's first restaurant that cooks with beer, yeast, hops and grain. Alongside a dedicated Spent Grain Bakery in East London

by John Longland in London, England, United Kingdom

We're Malt + Pepper, and we're opening at a permanent location in two railway arches right next door to Cambridge Heath Station. 

Following a super exciting, and incredible rewarding journey around pubs in London we've found a space that we've fallen in love with and are putting down some roots, and we'd absolutely love your help to transform the space into a bustling hub for all things beer. 

The extension at the front of the arches will house a small bottle shop, a coffee house and the UK’s first Spent Grain Bakery. The space will open from 7am so you can grab a coffee, your lunch and a smile en route to the office and close late, so we'll be here for a post work relax, a couple of tins for an evening in front of the TV or a tasting with some of the UK's finest breweries. 

We're most excited about the bakery element. Spent grain is the malt that is left over and discarded after the first step of the brewing process. It makes up massive percentage of a breweries waste. We've already been taking this grain during our travels and use it for breads, brownies and pastries, and following some wild experimentation we're ready to create a whole host of baked goods. This will be a UK FIRST (perhaps a worldwide first, probably a worldwide first). We've put together a wee blog post here to explain in more detail what a spent grain bakery is.

The arch on the left will house our dining room, where we'll serve up our beerified food, our menu will be a constantly changing, experimental menu cooked with beer, hops, yeast and malt. We'll host bottomless brunch every Saturday and serve up our twist on the classic Sunday Roast every, well, Sunday. There will be monthly (M)Eat The Brewer supperclubs held in this space too. During these events we'll collaborate with our favourite brewers to create a menu specifically with their beers, this is where you can expect to find our most experimental dishes, matched with some of the finest beers. 

The second arch is where our bar will be, big comfy seats, a rotating selection of beers, natural wines, locally produced soft drinks and a whole bunch of small batch spirits. It'll be cosy and calm, the perfect place to unwind after a busy day at the office. 

Out front in the decent sized garden, we'll create a tranquil space where you can sit and chat with friends over coffee, beer and a bite. 

We've put together some exciting rewards (we think) in return for your pledges, from a cuppa through to taking you out and painting the town red, taking in some of our favourite breweries, inspiration and delicious food along the way.

By pledging to this project you'll allow us to get the bakery up and running, give the space a little bit of TLC. and allow us to install 8 taps of wonderfully crafted beer and a cellar into the arches. We could, of course, undertake the works gradually, and that is an option if this campaign is unsuccessful. However, we'd love to deliver the perfect space from the get go for you and your friends to fall in love with. 

Malt + Pepper founder, John Longland was dismayed at the lack of really good beer available in the majority of restaurants around London, and then inspired by the likes of Mark Dredge and The Beeroness who have shared numerous wonderful and delicious recipes online, and published their own books. The coupling of that dismay and inspiration led to the birth of Malt + Pepper. 

The aim is to offer delicious food from around the world, to deliver friendly, knowledgeable and welcoming service to all of you and the best beer list of any restaurant you'll find in a 100 mile radius. 

Follow us on Twitter: @MaltPepperLDN or Instagram: @MaltPepperLDN, and of course onFacebook, guess what it's @MaltPepperLDN. Read more about us, and where we're currently cooking over at

If you'd like to get in touch about this project or anything else, drop us an email to [email protected]


This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£2 or more

Here's a coffee (or cuppa)

Thank you! We've got a coffee with your name on it when we're up and running.

£5 or more

A pint of the good stuff. Cheers.

A future treat to yourself. A pre-bought pint, for a FIVER. You can't say fairer than that. Also, high fives for you forever more.

£10 or more

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Branded Travel Mug and first fill.

We want to save the planet one coffee cup at a time, so for a tenner you can get an exclusive, reusable Malt + Pepper travel coffee mug and we'll fill it with coffee on it's first use.

£13 or more

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Hopped up sauces gift pack

We've been quietly experimenting with a range of table sauces using some of London's finest brews. You'll get a gift pack containing our "Lager Hot Sauce" and "Hop BBQ Sauce" plus recipe cards.

£13 or more

Beer Bag + Recipe Cards

We're ordering a bunch of "Have your beer and eat it too" tote bags emblazoned with the Malt + Pepper logo. You'll get a bunch of recipe cards too so you've a reason to go out and fill it with beer and food.

£19 or more

Two Dozen Boozy Doughnuts

Our bakery will knock out some properly beer inspired goods. Get your hands on our beer filled, glazed and dusted doughnuts before any of your pals.

£30 or more

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Picture on the wall of fame.

STRIKE A POSE. We've a wall reserved for some pictures, and who else would we want to show off. It's YOU, silly. We'll frame your face, and pop it up in the bar because you're a HERO.

£30 or more

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Become a menu tester.

Prior to launch we’re going to be perfecting our menu, baked goods and beer & food matches. Come along, eat a lot, drink a bit and give us feedback.

£35 or more

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(M)Eat The Brewer Priority + 15% off booking

We'll be hosting our favourite brewers for tasty beer events with a difference. One a month to be exact. We'll cook, pair and experiment ending in a 5 course tasting menu. This reward will get you E X C L U S I V E access to the seats before anybody else and a 15% discount to boot.

£50 or more

£50 in, £50 out - Gift Card

Thank you so much! A beerified gift to your future self, we'll repay it in food, beer and well, beery food. Bon apetit.

£75 or more

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A seat at the round table.

This is our "Founder's Dinner", 5 courses paired with 5 beers followed by one big party. The event of the year? Probably.

£75 or more

Bake with us.

Grab a pal and come along for an afternoon of baking, cooking and creating with beer and spent grain. There will be a bunch of treats to take home at the end.

£100 or more

Double your dollar.

Pledge £100 and we'll give you £200 worth of vouchers to spend at Malt + Pepper which can be used on coffee, baked goods, beer and food.

£120 or more

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Table for 4 at Bottomless Brunch

Ah, the Saturday morning tradition for the reckless. Why wouldn't you want to plan ahead? From boozy waffles, table beers and the traditional fizz.

£150 or more

0 of 10 claimed

Two seats at the round table.

Our founders dinner, but with a friend in toe. 5 courses paired with 5 beers followed by one big party.

£150 or more

£150 turns into £300

Pledge £150, and we'll give you TWICE as much to spend at Malt + Pepper, plus unlimited high fives, forever.

£200 or more

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A day out with us.

Let it be known, that we're a pretty fun bunch. For £200, we'll take each person that pledges out for the day (en masse). Expect to see our favourite lunch spot, our top picks for beer pubs, a few taprooms, somewhere for dinner AND MAYBE we'll even go dancing.

£300 or more

Coffee a day, for a year.

We'll give you a travel mug, and we'll fill it for you every day for the next year. That's right, unlimited coffee, and unlimited love. Thank you.

£2,250 or more

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UK BREWERS - Buy a line

Brewer's secure your line and we'll pour your beer through it for an entire year. (No Heineken, not you!) We're going to stick in some beer lines, and we're excited about it.

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