Craving something with a little extra spice? Pop by Rosa's Thai Cafe and explore their selection of drunken noodles, salmon red curry and signature panang curry to get your pulse racing. A fave for casual dining in the Spitalfields area, its welcoming feel makes it a top choice for group dining.
Best Restaurants in Spitalfields
It's a trendy East London district formed around Commercial Street, Brick Lane and the bustling marketplace, and it's brimming with excellent places to eat no matter what time of day. Wet your appetite with a glance at our guide to restaurants in Spitalfields, featuring quirky curry houses, boozy brunch havens, British bistros and sumptuous seafood escapes.
Set up by celebrity chefs Chris, Jeff and David Galvin, Galvin HOP delivers on both style and substance form its home in Spitalfields. Located just a stone's throw form the market, the restaurant offers a quintessentially British menu and cracking boozy brunch in a bistro setting.
Once home to the site of King Henry VIII's weapons practice ground, The Gun is a charming British boozer in Spitalfields with plenty of historical decor to gaze at while sipping on real ales. Hungry? Chow down on homemade British classics, we hear the Sunday roast is a must.
Partnering with Spitalfields Market favourite Monty's Deli for a local special, Honest Burgers dishing up drool-worthy juicy beef burgers topped with pastrami, emmental, and sauerkraut. Alongside this, they've got a selection of brunch toasties and classic buns to fill any burger cravings.
Hawksmoor is a Spitalfields staple, having won a number of awards for high-end cocktail creations. Nevertheless, they don't hold back on the food offerings, dishing up signature meat feasts such as the beef short-rib and French dip with Ogleshield cheese and dipping gravy.
Fancy a fried chicken fix? Absurd Bird are your guys, with their menu of lip-smacking juicy fried goodies. Settle into the plush booths and munch away on delicious dishes inspired by the soulful flavours of the American South in style.
The Breakfast Club are a classic when it comes to getting a brunch fix, whatever time of day that may be for you. Stop by their Spitalfields outpost and you'll get to feast on waffles, pancakes, fry-ups and maybe even get the chance to explore their secret basement bar.
DF Tacos are a sure-win if you're looking for affordable restaurants in Spitalfields. With their extensive menu of fresh tacos, burritos, burgers and Mexican toasted sandwiches, this place comes complete with self-serve frozen margaritas.
Carnivores, bare those pointy gnashers and prepare to chomp away on some seriously satisfying smoked meat specials. HotBox is an East London restaurant serving sizzling hot prime cuts, finished off with sensational seasoning to take you on a tasting trip across the globe.
Canto Corvino have expanded on their successes in Chelsea and the City with their Spitalfields venture, handing out plates of hearty Italian grub to eager East London diners. Staying true to their roots, their breakfast, lunch and dinner offerings are made up of rustic recipes and home cooking.
Just off Commercial Street, Gunpowder serves authentic dishes from that bring authentic flavours of India to the heart of East London. Taking residency in an old curry house, it's a central Spitalfields spot that's an essential visit for spice fanatics.
A Commercial Street mainstay, Som Saa has won over crowds with its menu of fresh, vibrant flavours inspired by travels across Thailand. Specialty dishes include the gaeng mussaman (duck curry to you and I) and the deep-fried seabass, nahm dtok pla thort.
Not only is The Culpeper a gorgeous pub, but their rooftop is equally as charming. Offering a taste of country living from their Spitalfields location, the homely aesthetic is matched with a menu of British eats made with ingredients from the rooftop 'farm'.
If seafood tickles your fancy, The Wright Brothers is the Spitalfields restaurant for you. With their focus on 'sea-to-plate' dining, the eye-catching venue features underwater colours, a large seawater tank of fresh shellfish and sustainable plates that are sure to entice.