Amazingly, Attawa opened a few months into lockdown. The Punjabi restaurant around the corner from Dalston Junction operated on a make-do takeaway basis, but indoors, dimly-lit with cocktails flowing, is where it's best. The extensive menu spans from soft shell crab to tandoori paneer to dhal maakini and much of it is very tasty. Vegetarian dishes, ike the stuffed baby aubergine tadka, are particularly good, and its six-variety-strong bread selection of naan and parathas is excellent.
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Chick ‘N’ Sours
The Haggerston branch of Chick ‘n’ Sours is the original, and still the best. Come here for cocktails and disco wings, and leave happy.
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.
Mangal II is a classic Turkish restaurant that’s doing things a bit differently. With superb grilled meats, sourdough pide, natural wines, and more.
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Thanks to a lovely verandah and excellent views, the Shoreditch branch of modern Indian restaurant Dishoom is one of our favourites.
Horn OK Please
Horn OK is a stall at Borough Market serving delicious vegetarian dosa and chana chaat.
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