Restaurants In East London

Scouting out the best places to eat in East London? We’re hardly surprised; the number of unique dining experiences, pop-up supper clubs and downright delicious hotspots out east continues to shoot through the roof. Have a scan of our recommended restaurants and discover something fab today, or check out our complete guide to eating out in London for further inspiration.

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Last updated on 14th May 2024

Pineapple Xpress

Head to Hackney Road, where Pineapple Xpress is waiting to become your new favourite eating-out spot. Step into a vibrant tropical haven decked out in colourful décor inspired by the Caribbean, with the tunes of reggae and calypso playing in the background to reveal a true feast for the senses. As for the food, tuck into delish flavourful grub like mutton rolls and jollof rice accompanied by a beaut rum cocktail or two.

Camino Shoreditch

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Camino Shoreditch is a top choice of tapas restaurants and bars, as the cosy yet contemporary feel is topped off by hanging kitchenware for decor and a bold terracotta look. But that's not all, as this Curtain Road destination is making sure you get your fill of Mediterranean small plates like Galician mussels or sizzled fillet steaks and seared tuna. Plus, expect wine and aperitivo to accompany.

Penny Squares

Looking for some tasty grub in East London? Then check out Penny Squares. Located within Canopy by Hilton London City, this epic restaurant is touting mouthwatering modern British fare. Spanning from steak to grilled octopus and Cornish hake, this hotspot has it all.

Bamboo Mat Stratford

Making their mark on the capital's emerging Nikkei restaurant cuisine is Bamboo Mat, located in Stratford's laid-back East Village. Make your way over to this trendy spot to delve into seabass ceviche, not to mention beautifully prepared sushi rolls, sashimi and a whole host of mains - our favourite is the chicken anticucho.

The Black Horse & Dodici Pizze

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Whether you're looking to enjoy a selection of delicious aperitivos at the bar or book a table in the pizzeria, The Black Horse & Dodici Pizze is the perfect spot to grab a casual bite to eat alongside delicious cocktails, wines and craft beers. Set in an industrial-style building adorned with terracotta and blue hues, this chic joint is perfect for an after-work tipple or a cheeky nightcap.


Minimal and sophisticated, Leroy is a Parisian bistro on Phipp Street that has made a name for itself on the London restaurant scene. It oozes charm, thanks to its neon signage outside and stripped back interiors, as well as a droolworthy menu courtesy of head chef Sam Kamienko. The eatery boasts a mix of rotating small plates and sharing dishes, such as Cornish squid and cockles or gnocchi with grilled artichoke and egg yolk, alongside a large selection of wines, plus vermouth and amaro made inhouse.

Acme Fire Cult

Acme Fire Cult is showing East London a thing or two about BBQ food with a seasonally changing menu championing the very best produce – and 50% of the dishes are plant based. Dive into everything from meaty sharing platters to small plates including roast leeks, charred greens and padron peppers, all served from the outdoor kitchen sending an array of irresistible smells into the covered, heated terrace area. Pair your food with 40FT Brewery beers fresh from the tap or some specially selected cocktails.