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.
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.
Serving up delicious Middle Eastern and Mediterranean food morning, noon and night, this great restaurant in Hackney is perfect for a long lunch or a quick stop at the deli counter.
This light and airy pub and restaurant near London Fields offers a great selection of seasonal British dishes, as well as craft beers, ales and great wines all available from the bar. Spanning two floors, there is also a terrace which offers spectacular views over Victoria Park.
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.
From delicious stone-baked pizza through to London craft beer and scrumptious nibbles, Mare Street Market is a cool, all-day hangout, that's only minutes from London Fields.
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.
Found in the heart of Hackney and prime for those looking for a unique meal out, head on down to Shane's as this casual restaurant not only promises a hunking roster of New Zealand inspired meat-based plates, there's cocktails and wine to boot.
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.
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.
Serving up some awesome spins on pub classics, the newly refurbished Elephant's Head is swiftly becoming one of the best restaurants in Hackney. From crispy cod cheeks to wonderful wines and some of the best Bloody Mary's in East London, it's a perfect eating spot any day or night of the week.
East End drinks maverick Gerry Calabrese is behind this London Fields favourite known for its artistic edge, vast all-weather terrace and boundary-pushing gin cocktails. Head chef Oisin Coyle offers a menu balanced with healthy and hearty dishes, with visitors checking in for brunch, afternoon tea and roasts come Sunday. Reclaimed woods, ivy plants and flickering lights create a charming atmosphere at this cool Hackney restaurant.
Step out of Hackney Central Station and you're basically already in the Oslo. This restaurant and popular music venue is decorated with a woodland theme and serves up a mix of Nordic and traditional British cuisine.
Serving up delicious Neapolitan pizzas from their custom-built, wood-burning oven, this Well Street eatery is one of the best pizza restaurant in Hackney. Offering pastas, salads and a range of wines and beers, its a great little spot for a bite with friends.
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.
Serving delicious Italian food from breakfast until dinner, this stylish restaurant in Hackney is the perfect place for a date night or dinner with friends. With a fantastic cocktail list to boot, not to mention a gin distillery on site, it's one of the most exciting eateries in East London.