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!…

Well and Bucket

Bar near Brick Lane The Well & Bucket is a bar near Brick Lane serving an array of draught and bottled beers, oysters and small plates. The premises was actually a pub as far back as 1818 before trading as a restaurant and a wholesale shop. The revamp of the Well and Bucket has brought…

Oslo Hackney

Restaurant, Bar and Club in Hackney Oslo Hackney is a multi-purpose venue set up as a bar, kitchen, venue and club in the heart of Hackney. In typical East London style, the interiors resemble a warehouse with high ceilings (it occupies the space of a redeveloped Victoria railway station), exposed brick work and a trendy…

Dalston Roof Park

Rooftop Bar in Dalston When the sun shines in London, outdoor space is premium, especially rooftop bars! Dalston Roof Park is a chilled out rooftop bar in Dalston (unsurprisingly) only minutes from the overground stations. In case (in typical English style) there is rain, Dalston Roof Park has a covered space to shelter. The outside…

East London Liquor Company

Distillery in East London East London Liquor Company is an independent distillery in East London (unsurprisingly!) producing and importing a range of spiritsincluding gin, vodka, rum and whisky. They sell their spirits at the bar as well as in Borough Wines, Fortnum and Masons, Harvey Nichols and many more retailers in the UK and around…

Amber London

Middle Eastern Restaurant in Aldgate Tucked away from the busy streets, Amber is a beautiful, laid back Middle Eastern Restaurant in Aldgate. The atmosphere is warm, homely and inviting, with fresh cakes and pastries on the counter as you arrive, really drawing you in. The Drinks It was great to see some fantastic Mocktail options…

Cafe Miami

Brunch in Clapton Cafe Miami offers a varied brunch in Clapton with a combination of the flavours of Miami – traditional and modern American with Mexican & Spanish influences. The interiors are minimalist with light blue and pink decor scattered around the cafe with exposed light beams around the tables. The Dishes There are variety…

Brindisa Tapas Restaurant

Tapas restaurant in Shoreditch Ideally located on Curtain Road is Brindisa Tapas restaurant in Shoreditch, a small chain of restaurants inspired by travels from Cadiz to Catalonia. The restaurant is light and airy with a relaxed atmosphere and a gorgeous al fresco terrace at the back. Definitely nab a seat there if you can! The…

Pepitos Mexican Restaurant in London Fields

Mexican restaurant in London Fields Pepitos is situated a 5 minute walk from London Fields station and offers a Mexican feast in a relaxed environment. We absolutely loved the bright Mexican themed decor in the restaurant and the accompanying Latino music. It made me want to go back to Mexico! The Cocktails Before we entered…

Boxpark Street Food

Street Food in Shoreditch Boxpark Shoreditch opened in 2011 as the world’s first pop-up mall. It has grown from strength to strength in the past years and is now a popular destination for street food in Shoreditch. It also has venues in Croydon and Wembley. The food traders are a great mix with something for…