Counter Culture is the sort of tacked on extenstion of The Dairy comprising of a tiny kitchen where everything is made and a few high chairs from where to squash up and eat. I make it sound unappealing but actuallly I love it. Don't go with more than 2 people as you'll find you can't talk to one another and you're less likely to get a slot. The walls are surrounded by jar of mystery pickles in progress. It has inspired me to make my own Kimchi (as of yet it's at the "thought that counts" stage). The menu is designed for sharing and seemingly designed for asking what they recommend. They advise 2 people order the whole menu... simples! On this occasion however we do feel that's a bit too much so try to narrow down a bit. I'm glad I took a photo of the menu because there was no way I was going to remember what we ate.
I first notice the sour bread with Nduja and cultured cream as one of the dishes on Timeout Top 100 dishes in London. We're definitely having that and the cream is a perfect accompaniment to the spicy sausage. Our waitress (who remembered me the second time I went in - bonus points!!) highly recommended the Coco beans, it's not something which struck us at all but it was an amazing composition of chilled coco bean soup with whole almonds and grapes. The romanesco was served pretty much raw, I think I enjoyed the preserved lemons atop of it more than the actual vegetable. Smoked Eel was amazing and the kimchi in steamed bun was fantastic. All in all a very well thought through menu which changes on a regular basis. Miso happy!