You’ve got plans to meet friends for dinner, and you want to go somewhere fun and exciting, and perhaps something involving a kebab. But you’re tired of anything involving railway arches and Knightsbridge, and you don’t want to come back home smelling of an open fire. In that case, you want to be eating at Oklava, a restaurant that cooks modern Turkish food in a stylish setting that feels very Shoreditch. You’ll eat a killer roast cauliflower with chilli and pistachios, an incredible lamb sausage, and the best hellim (halloumi) of your life here. Over-ordering can be a problem as much of the menu is absurdly good, but that’s what we call “a good problem.” Book ahead as it’s very popular.
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From an iconic British restaurant, to homely Vietnamese, to open fire cooking, and more - these are the best restaurants in Shoreditch.
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The Roof Top Penthouse & Terrace At The Ace Hotel
The rooftop at the Ace is open exclusively to guests at the hotel, except on Fridays. Remember to let them know you'll be coming.
Viet Grill is a fun place for solid Vietnamese food in Shoreditch. Come for a group dinner before a night out.
St. John Bread and Wine
St John Bread and Wine serves food from the legendary St. John in Farringdon, but in an informal canteen-style dining room near Spitalfields Market.
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Neden Urfa is an unassuming kebab shop in Clapton making delicious kebabs with bread freshly made in front of you.
Gökyüzü is an all-day, late-night Turkish spot in Harringay. It’s a Green Lanes landmark, and one of London’s best restaurants.
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.
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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.
Plenty of restaurants in Shoreditch have a gimmick, but Popolo doesn’t need one. This place serves up pastas and incredible small plates.
Morito Hackney Road
The Spanish small plates, the wine and the mood lighting makes you want to be cool enough to hang out at Morito, Hackney Road, all the time.
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