Ararat Bread is a tiny bakery on Ridley Road that makes delicious meat or cheese topped naan flatbreads for a couple of quid or less.
January 1, 2022
The Haggerston branch of Chick ‘n’ Sours is the original, and still the best. Come here for cocktails and disco wings, and leave happy.
From a famous mirror margarita, to a carpeted old-school boozer, to wine bars, and basement cocktail dens.
October 4, 2021
A sophisticated bar that’s open until 1am, MAP Maison should be near the top of your Dalston cocktail agenda.
Madame Pigg is serving excellent seasonal British food from - whisper it - one of London’s best al fresco back gardens.
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August 10, 2021
High Water is a straightforward, always-reliable back-pocket cocktail bar in Dalston that suits pretty much any occasion.
June 10, 2021
The Duke of Wellington is a proper pub where pints are pulled, the Premier League is playing, and the pool table always has a pound coin put down.
Slurp Yard is a huge walk-in wine bar in Dalston with a changing menu.
May 26, 2021
Micky’s is a chippy in Dalston that you can rely on. The fish is freshly cooked and they’re always happy to put absolutely anything in a bun for you.
May 12, 2021
Peppers & Spice is a takeaway-only Caribbean spot in Dalston that’s a great all-rounder and a must for patties if you’re in the area.
April 21, 2021
Mangal Pide in Dalston is a tiny lahmacun and pide shop perfect for a quick and freshly made snack.
April 20, 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
Mangal II is a classic Turkish restaurant that’s doing things a bit differently. With superb grilled meats, sourdough pide, natural wines, and more.
January 11, 2021
Footnote is a spacious coffee spot on Wilton Way in Hackney that makes a great option for catching up with friends.
February 28, 2020
Allpress is an excellent two-storey coffee spot in Dalston with a lovely patio area.
January 22, 2020
Hacha is Dalston bar that makes a dangerously delicious margarita, and other tequila and mezcal drinks, alongside a small menu of tacos and ceviche.
June 21, 2019
Newcomer Wines is an excellent wine shop and surprisingly spacious bar in Dalston, with a kind of secret back patio.
April 3, 2019
Andu Café is a cash-only, vegan spot in Dalston serving great Ethiopian food.
March 13, 2019
The Eastern Curve Garden in Dalston is a beautiful slice of green space in the heart of Dalston. It’s the perfect spot for a big group hang.
June 1, 2018
Little Duck The Picklery is an all-day small plates thing in Dalston.
March 29, 2018
Hash E8 is an American-style diner in Dalston that you go to for a French toast and pancakes kind of brunch. Translation: no avocados here.
November 9, 2017
Three Sheets is the best cocktail bar in Dalston and one of the best in London. Just make sure you book or try and squeeze in.
September 3, 2017
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May 18, 2017