Restaurants in Hackney

The cultural explosion that recently hit the streets of Hackney has resulted in a booming restaurant, bar and café scene, and the streets of Dalston, Hoxton, Shoreditch and Stoke Newington are now a melting pot of international cuisines and home to some of the best restaurants in London. We have put together a list of some of the best restaurants in Hackney to keep appetites at bay and provide some well need ballast before a night out in the east.

Last updated on 4th August 2021

Gotto Trattoria

61 user reviews 5

Hackney has Gotto Trattoria for all of its Italian needs, all while resting on the banks of the River Lee. They serve up plates of delicious European and Italian food, all while blending the flavours with British twists. When the sun comes out, sit in their alfresco dining area and drink some of the signature bottled negroni, and you're guaranteed a good time.

The Last Tuesday Society

240 user reviews 5

One of the undeniably most quirky restaurants in East London, the weird and wonderful world of the chap Viktor Wynd comes to life in his Museum of Curiosities. Dine on tapas dishes next to taxidermy lions, skeleton models and among some riff raff decorated walls. Atmosphere certainly doesn't go a miss here, that's for sure. 

People's Park Tavern

437 user reviews 4

Probably the best loved local restaurant in Hackney that's more of a pub physique than anything, People's Park Tavern is a top pick for delicious gastro style grub in a relaxed setting. Taste the likes of modern British cuisine here with big roasts, hearty mains and swing by the beer garden for some alfresco dining experiences.

Decked out with giant maypoles, branches on the ceiling and feeling like you've stepped into the pages of Narnia, Hang Of Glory is a glorious East London pub where you can tuck into delicious nosh in its unique setting. The menu is of the British persuasion with a famed Sunday Roast, or grab a piece of their Wild Dog pop up menu. 


34 user reviews 5

A favourite in Homerton for its undeniably cool vibes and laid-back atmosphere. Set in a former launderette, Rehab comes awash with cosy, candlelit tables and an intimate atmosphere making for one perfect little place to eat some of the best vegan food in Hackney.

White Post Cafe

3 user reviews 4

White Post Cafe is quite the hybrid when it comes to food in Hackney. While a creative space come day or night for live music, spoken word and events aplenty, White Post Cafe is also a haven for size-able meals, afternoon snacking and casual bites come the evening.