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
Pakistani grilled meats, perfect kaarage, spiced Somali stir-fry, and more to eat in Whitechapel.
October 13, 2021
Cirilo’s is a comfortable family-run Filipino spot in Whitechapel which makes sizzling sisig and homely kare-kare.
May 23, 2023
Come in a group so you can share more of the great Pakistani and Indian dishes at Dilpasand, a casual Whitechapel spot.
April 27, 2023
Grounded is a walk-in cafe and all-day restaurant in Whitechapel with American-inspired dishes like saucy beef brisket, alongside some quality coffee.
April 17, 2023
An unfussy Pakistani restaurant serving superb tikka, homemade samosas, curries, and more—Shalamar should be your go-to in Whitechapel.
August 22, 2022
Lahore is a legendary Pakistani spot in Whitechapel. Come with friends, family, and a big appetite for lamb chops and daal.
Chew Fun is a Guilin fun noodle specialist making heart bowls of rice noodles perfect solo diners and big groups alike.
January 14, 2022
Tayyab’s is an Indian restaurant and classic spot in the East End, serving Punjabi curry and sizzling lamb chops in a laid back room.
Sichuan Folk is a tasty and inexpensive old school Chinese restaurant just off Brick Lane.
Verdi's is a proper neighbourhood Italian restaurant in Stepney Green with homemade pasta and bread that delivers every single time.
Needoo is a Punjabi grill around the corner from Tayyabs making satisfying lamb chops and the like, without the queue.
Al Kahf is a bright and brilliant value Somali restaurant in Whitechapel serving up melt-in-your-mouth lamb with bariis iskukaris and more.
Sushinoen is a casual Japanese diner serving accessibly priced, good sushi, and a range of other Japanese dishes.
July 23, 2021
One of London’s most iconic live music venues, The George Tavern is a pub that’s perfect for a memorable evening.
March 11, 2021
Rinkoffs is an old-school bakery in Whitechapel making delicious challah and bagels worth stocking up on.
February 26, 2021
Emilia’s Crafted Pasta at St. Katherine Docks is a good back-pocket spot for one of those rare sunny days when you want to eat by the water.
May 29, 2019
Efes is a busy Turkish restaurant on Brick Lane, serving seriously good meats and salads.
June 14, 2018
Skylight is a huge rooftop bar at Tobacco Dock with plenty of space, a laidback vibe, and nice views towards the City.
June 1, 2018
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