The 16 best restaurants in Hackney, around London Fields, and along Hackney Road.
October 4, 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
Small plates, Salomons, gözleme, curry goat, and more.
July 5, 2023
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
Hackney has plenty of great restaurants, but these 14 spots are the best for outdoor dining.
August 10, 2021
Bake Street is a brilliant neighbourhood cafe opposite Hackney’s Rectory Road station that serves legendary weekend brunch specials.
November 9, 2023
It might be the fact that it’s in a churchyard, but Bad Manners—a Mexican kiosk in Hackney—is one of the most peaceful places to eat great tacos in the city.
August 31, 2023
Rogues is another modern European-ish, small plates restaurant in Cambridge Heath with an eclectic menu of so-so food.
August 18, 2023
There’s always only one soft serve flavour at Soft n Swirly's takeaway ice cream spot in Hackney's Netil Market. But we guarantee it’ll deliver.
August 15, 2023
Ombra, an excellent Italian restaurant in Hackney, is that person in your friendship group who looks great with curtain bangs—really cool, but not trying too hard.
July 28, 2023
At Forno, an Italian bakery in Hackney, everywhere you look there’s something that demands to be eaten.
July 21, 2023
With a big industrial indoor and outdoor space that screams get-loaded-on-beer-and-order-way-too-many-crispy-potatoes, Hackney Church Brew Co. in Hackney is a spot for a Friday or Saturday night.
June 27, 2023
Papi brings big house party energy and European-leaning creative small plates to London Fields.
June 2, 2023
Caldera is a Mexican-inspired spot in Hackney that we could definitely nap in, nestled between rows of empty chipotle pepper cans and propped up on calavera cushions.
May 26, 2023
Equal Parts, on a corner of Hackney Road, is a cosy-classy bar from the people behind Sager + Wilde.
March 29, 2023
Sichuan Fry is best for a for a grab-and-go situation, but if you do hang around the Hackney fried chicken joint, ask for extra napkins and prepare to get messy.
March 22, 2023
Violet's pink building, chalkboard menu, and elegant green signage sets the California-inspired tone of this bakery in Hackney.
December 20, 2022
Sodo is a pizza restaurant on the Upper Clapton Road in Hackney, serving some of the best sourdough pizzas in London.
October 4, 2022
Souvlakiland is a tiny spot on Homerton High Street where you can eat some of the best gyros in town for a fiver.
August 22, 2022
Lucky and Joy is a fun and flavourful Chinese-influenced restaurant in Clapton that feels like a night out, with added sesame noodles.
Yard Sale is a cosy diner in Clapton serving up some of the best pizzas in London .
Hill & Szrok on Broadway Market is a butchers by day, but at night they fire up the grill to cook some pretty good steaks and chops.
A vegan Chinese restaurant in Hackney, Facing Heaven serves lip-tingling dishes with a side of slightly-chaotic-but-fun charm.
June 15, 2022
My Neighbours The Dumplings in Clapton is a dim sum parlour done East London stye. There’s a great bar and Chinese dishes, Totoro optional.
January 31, 2022
Jolene is a bakery, café, and restaurant on Newington Green serving very nice, very grainy, very wholesome breakfast, lunch and (on some days) dinner.
January 22, 2022
Koya’s third location is a little space just off of Broadway Market and is perfect for a tasty breakfast or a quick meal.
January 20, 2022
You should 100% be getting a pork-filled sandwich from Bánh Mì Hội-An. In fact, you probably want two.
January 14, 2022
Brawn on Columbia Road might be one of the city’s best neighbourhood restaurants. One that might even make you want to change neighbourhoods.