Restaurants in Hackney
Why not stop for a bite to eat and a couple of drinks in London’s hippest borough? 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 East London.
Last updated on 5th August 2016
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Hate having to make a decision when you're spoilt for choice? Well then head down to Hackney's most innovative and exciting restaurant, Pidgin. This modern British eatery on Wilton Way serves up a weekly-changing, no-choice four course menu of ever-delectable dishes. It's like being hosted for dinner, you don't have to worry about what's being rustled up, simply enjoy yourself with shots and friends.