The Star by Hackney Downs


Perched on the edge of Hackney Downs, this Star is a playground of 90s interiors with shabby-chic furnishings, retro lampshades and old school stools and tables. Rough 'n' ready characterises this laid-back boozer, where mish-mash reigns free and the beer flows all day long. Satisfying a traditional pub spec, this East London hangout serves delicious street food via their ever-changing pop-up kitchen.

The Big Top Function room, upstairs from the main pub area is a wonderful roo for your party or event. It can hold upto 70 people standing or 40 sitting. A great space for performances, classes or parties. 

The Karaoke Room at the Star By Hackney Downs is powered by an outstanding Lucky Voice singing machine. You can book the room to sing your pick of thousands of available songs. 

Our kitchen team Black Star Kitchen offer some tasty burgers, jerk chicken and the very best Sunday Roasts, a with a Ghanaian twist. 

Equipped with a large garden terrace, karaoke room and function room, The Star is also a fab spot for private party hire.


Offer Availability
Bottomless Brunch
Grab a meal from our brunch menu and enjoy 2 hours of Prosecco, mimosa, Bloody Marys or soft drinks for the bargain price of only £30
Saturday 11:00 – 16:00


  • London - Christmas Dinner, London - Christmas Lunch, London - Drinks and Finger Food
  • Taking Bookings
  • No Door Charge
  • Casual


Day Open Close Notes
Monday 15:00 23:00
Tuesday 15:00 23:00
Wednesday 15:00 23:00
Thursday 15:00 1:00
Friday 15:00 1:00
Saturday 12:00 1:00
Sunday 12:00 23:00



The Star by Hackney Downs, 35, Queensdown Road, E5 8JQ



Nearest Station

Hackney Downs (Rail)


  • Cuisines

    This venue serves Pub Food, Bar Snacks, Brunch and International food.

  • A word from the chef:

    On May 6th 2017, 2 friends firstly and fellow chefs decided enough was enough. After years and years of learning their craft, working in the tenchies, sacrificing health, mind, soul, family, friends, everything normal people would call enjoyment, it would normally be us providing an element of enjoyment normal people enjoy.....a lot of joy going on here!!!... Black Star Kitchen was born, Both of us had our own catering companies before starting BSK, 10 Radius and Bapstars are brainchild of both of us and are still something which am sure more will come from in the near future.

Private Hire

Name Type Capacity
Cost Min spend
Min spend
Function Room Private Room 50 80 - - -

The Big Top is our Function room upstairs from the main bar. It is the Star of the pub. A great space for any party, meal or event. It can sit 40 or have 70 standing. 

Karaoke Room Basement Space 15 15 - £49 £69

Book the Star By Hackney Downs Karaoke room for your singing party. It has the very best Karaoke machine from Lucky Vice which offers thousands and thousands of different song choices for you and your friends to sing along to. 

* The minimum spends are a guideline only and vary according to the day and time of the year.

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