Victoria Park is the best place to see grass and trees when you’re around Hackney, and Pavilion Cafe is the best place to get brunch. It’s also where everyone seems to end up at the weekend. You’ll sit by the lake while sitting elbow-to-elbow with strangers, as well as the odd French bulldog. When it’s warm and they put the tables outside and, all in all, it’s pretty glorious.
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East London Liquor Company
Predictably, the East London Liquor Co. serve great cocktails. But, plot twist, they also do top chicken from Royale.
The Morgan Arms
Easily one of the nicest pubs in the Bow and Mile End area with plenty of cask ales and bottled beer from across the UK, and the roasts are great.
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Fink's Gillespie in a small green coffee spot with a handful of seats near Arsenal tube station.
The Delaunay is the restaurant you want to be in when you just want to feel good. Sit in the amazing dining room or hit the cafe for a quick one.
If you’re looking for excellent coffee, and a great little garden in Brixton, head for F. Mondays.
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E. Pellicci is an old-school classic in Bethnal Green. It’s warm and welcoming, and if you don’t get a Full English breakfast, you did it wrong.
Sager + Wilde Paradise Row
Sager + Wilde’s Bethnal Green outpost brings good wine and Italian eats, and mixes it with railway arch vibes and plenty of outdoor seats for summer.
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