Turkish ocakbasis, chip butties, excellent Ethiopian, £1 naans, and homely Caribbean are all within a stone’s throw of each other in Dalston.
September 26, 2023
Facing a dinner in East London but dreading the latest hipster food trends? Here’s where to get proper dinner out East without any of the fuss.
May 18, 2017
Hackney has plenty of great restaurants, but these 14 spots are the best for outdoor dining.
August 10, 2021
From a famous mirror margarita, to a carpeted old-school boozer, to wine bars, and basement cocktail dens.
October 4, 2021
Salad or no salad? Chilli and garlic sauce, or just lots of chilli? Here are the best places to get one of London’s best, best-value snacks.
April 8, 2021
There’s no lack of shipping container-filled yards around east London but this one in Dalston is where you’ll find The Dusty Knuckle bakery, BBQ restaurant Acme Fire Cult, and 40FT Brewery & Taproom.
June 27, 2023
It’s hard to leave Weino BIB after just one glass of wine. The natural wine shop, deli, and bar in Dalston has everything you need to settle in for the evening.
June 19, 2023
Dalston Superstore in Dalston is a small neighbourhood cafe/bar by day and sweaty heathen dance floor by night, run for the LGBTQIA+ community by the community.
Dan's is a charming wine bar that feels like the living room of your most candle-obsessed friend.
June 7, 2023
With a simple but warm, foliage-filled dining room, Aso Rock Restaurant is a Nigerian spot which has served the Hackney community for decades.
April 26, 2023
House of Momo is a low-key Nepalese spot in Dalston with some good vegetarian options.
April 17, 2023
Papo's Bagels is a secluded spot in Dalston making London's best New York-style bagels.
January 12, 2023
The main reason to visit The Proof, a small and airy Dalston bakery, is most certainly the profiterole bar.
December 20, 2022
Supa Ya Ramen is a snug, tight-fit, ‘traditionally unauthentic’ ramen spot in Dalston, making inventive and delicious bowls of ramen that are perfect for a quick midweek catch-up.
December 5, 2022
All Kaps Pizza—the Sunday-only, pizza pop-up in Dalston—is the place to be on a weekend afternoon.
November 30, 2022
Ngopi is a charming Indonesian coffee roasters and cafe in Dalston making excellent coffee and an enticing array of Indonesian sweet and savoury snacks.
September 9, 2022
Toconoco is a bright and breezy Japanese cafe in Dalston, serving bouncy udon and nutty black sesame cheesecake.
The Dusty Knuckle is a Dalston bakery and café making superb sandwiches, exemplary bread and, sometimes, sourdough pizzas as well.
August 22, 2022
The Duke of Richmond is pub and restaurant in Dalston making burgers and bar snacks worth travelling for.
If you’re in the market for a buzzing covered terrace, expert vegetarian small plates, and big barbecue dishes, then Dalston’s Acme Fire Cult is where you want to be.
August 16, 2022
Three Sheets is a small but seriously good cocktail bar in Dalston.
August 5, 2022
Oren is a very enticing Mediterranean restaurant in Dalston. Knees touch and hearts flutter. If you’re not falling in love with something on the menu, then it will be with the person opposite you.
May 31, 2022
Snackbar is a café and workspace on Dalston Lane that serves a range of unusual and excellent Asian-inspired breakfast, lunch, and brunch plates.
January 22, 2022
Brunswick East is an all-day Australian café and coffee shop with lovely courtyard seating.
You can’t really go wrong when it comes to choosing a good Turkish spot in North London, but our favourite is Mangal Ocakbasi.
January 14, 2022
Pizza by the slice in Dalston doesn’t get any better than at Voodoo Ray's.
Pizza Union in Dalston does very cheap, very fast and very decent pizza.
Ewerts is a Caribbean takeaway spot in Dalston freshly cooking superb smoky jerk chicken, pork belly, and more.
January 1, 2022
Umut 2000 is a classic ocakbasi restaurant just off of the Kingsland Road. Come for the grilled meat and lamb ribs. Stay for the excellent staff.