The Last Tuesday Society

Cocktail Bar in Hackney The Last Tuesday Society is a weird and wonderful cocktail bar in Hackney, part of a London based organisation run by artist Viktor Wynd putting on monthly literary and artistic events. The cocktail bar is located above The Viktor Wynd Museum of Curiosities, Fine Art and Natural History which you access…

The Natural Philosopher

Cocktail Bar in Bethnal Green The Natural Philosopher is a neighbourhood cocktail bar in Bethnal Green on Hackney Road. It is apparently themed after a Mac repair shop (random but pretty cool!). As you enter the bar (keep an eye out for the small sign) there is a computer workshop upstairs and a small amount…

Bong Bong’s Manila Kanteen

Filipino Restaurant in London Bong Bong’s Manila Kanteen is an awesome Filipino Restaurant in London from founders, Lee and Sinead, who deservedly secured a £350,000 investment on My Million Pound Menu. The investment came with the advice that the street food stall name of BBQ Dreamz should be changed to a Filipino focused name. Taking…

Padella

Pasta in Shoreditch Padella offers amazing pasta in Shoreditch and London Bridge and is pretty busy as a result. Luckily, you can use the Walk In app to remotely queue if you are within a certain distance. The Shoreditch branch is much bigger than the London Bridge venue with an open kitchen and bar area….

Gloria

Italian food in Shoreditch Hailing from the Big Mamma Group, Gloria serves up delicious Italian food in Shoreditch. It is designed as a 70’s Capri-style all-day Trattoria which is run by 85 young and passionate Italians! The restaurant is buzzing with energy from the staff and plenty of customers dining. The majority of their tables…

Hoxton Grill

Hotel Bar in Shoreditch The Hoxton is a series of open-house hotels which they say are inspired by the diversity and originality of the streets and scenes that surround them. The brand has hotels in Shoreditch, Holborn, Southwark and Paris. We visited The Hoxton’s hotel bar in Shoreditch for an afternoon tipple. There is a…

Little Hudson Cafe

Cafe in the Royal Docks Little Hudson Cafe is an independent cafe in the Royal Docks which is a breath of a fresh air in a newly developed area. It was founded by locals who recognised that a brunch spot was much needed in the area. They pride themselves on making their dishes with fresh…

Barboun

Mediterranean restaurant in Shoreditch Barboun is a brand new Levantine inspired Eastern Mediterranean restaurant in Shoreditch. The restaurant is the brainchild of celebrated chef Hus Vedat and his protégé Fez Ozalgan. Translating to red mullet in Turkish, Barboun features a menu of Levantine inspired dishes, cooked with smoke and fire from the robata and josper grills. The all-day menu features…

Cafe East

Cafe on Roman Road Cafe East is a busy and buzzing cafe on Roman Road serving a fantastic spread of breakfast, brunch and lunch dishes. Open Monday to Saturday from 8.30 – 5pm (9am on a Saturday), it is always busy! The cafe has a random and quirky decor – floral combined with framed records…

Lahpet

Burmese Restaurant in Shoreditch Lahpet is a fantastic, modern-chic Burmese restaurant in Shoreditch. As soon as you arrive you are greeted with warm and welcoming service and if you’re lucky you’ll be seated at the bar where you can spend your meal-time watching incredible cocktails be shaken and stirred. The Menu Lahpet is home to…

Serata Hall

Bar in Old Street Serata Hall is a bustling but relaxed bar in Old Street serving food and drinks all day. It hails from the same people behind Martello Hall in Hackney and Cattivo in Brixton. Expect stripped back exposed walls, high ceilings, plants and neon signs. It certainly as an element of ‘coolness’. The…

Pasta Nostra

Italian Restaurant in Old Street Pasta Nostra (which translates to ‘our pasta’) is a new Italian restaurant in Old Street offering freshly made, affordable pasta. The chefs, Wilfred Mafham and Luca Cianti, have great experience from Michelin-starred Trinity and Bistro Union, Pastaficio and Restaurant ‘Ours’. We also had the pleasure of meeting co business owner,…

Chai Ki

Indian restaurant in Canary Wharf Chai Ki Indian restaurant in Canary Wharf is a perfect location to wine and dine. It offers two contemporary Indian restaurants inside, one more formal and the other a more relaxed “street feast” type called the Toddy Shop Bar. The latter is where we had our fantastic meal and cocktails….

Roof East

Rooftop Bar in Stratford Stratford Mall (e.g. not Westfield) has followed in the footsteps of Franks in Peckham and turned the multi storey car park rooftop into a vibrant bar and playground! We loved how much seating there was in the venue (both covered and open) with deckchairs and benches galore. Activities This rooftop bar…

Pachamama East

Peruvian restaurant in Shoreditch Pachamama East is an excellent Peruvian restaurant in Shoreditch, from the same group as the original Pachamama in Marylebone. The group’s mission is to introduce exciting, diverse and playful dining concepts to the London restaurant scene. This restaurant focuses on infusing Peruvian cuisine with Chinese to create a fantastic menu. The…

Dinerama Street Feast Shoreditch

Street Feast London Street Feast is one of the most popular markets for street food in London. There are four to choose from: Dinerama, Shoreditch, Model Market, Lewisham, Giant Robot, Canary Wharf and Hawker House, Canada Water. All of these markets have something in common – they all host amazing traders serving up delicious food!…