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 15th March 2017
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.
A favourite in Homerton for its undeniably cool vibes and laid-back atmosphere. Set in a former launderette, Machine No 3 comes awash with cosy, candlelit tables and an intimate atmosphere making for one perfect little place to eat in Hackney. The Kuzu menu will serve the Shish Grill next door so you can enjoy their food in the lovely surrounds of Machine No 3.
Brooksby's Walk may come across as one of the least assuming Hackney restaurants in the area, but this is a space that doesn't mess about. Casual, cool and romantic through and through, head on down to Brooksby's for everything from brunch down to seasonal dining.
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.
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.
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.
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.