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 supperclubs and downright delicious hotspots out east continues to shoot through the roof. Have a scan of our recommended restaurants in east London and discover something delicious today, or check out our complete guide to eating out in London for further inspiration.

Last updated on 14th November 2017

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Barge House

2 user reviews

Promising “an idyllic urban landscape, whatever the weather”, The Barge House is a beauty of a cafe, restaurant and bar on the edge of Regent’s Canal. Head here and unwind in style, with those super-relaxed views of the water matched by a menu of soul-satisfying, seasonally changing food. You’ll like it so much you’ll be back for brunch come the weekends, where their signature Breakfast in Bread is served from 10am.

Happily Affordable ££
East London

Rotorino

7 user reviews

Having newly opened on Kingsland Road, Rotorino is a hot little Italian spot in East London. Part of Stevie Parle's restaurant group, the venue is an authentic and intimate look at Italian food, with pasta homemade, wines from Italy and a selection of wood-grilled fish and meat.

Happily Affordable ££
Dalston

Smollensky's is something of an all-in-one where you can tuck into lovely nosh in their restaurant and then head downstairs to their dedicated bar area for some drinks. Located right next to Canary Wharf station, this East London restaurant is a favourite for alfresco drinking and dining where their menu of Modern American cuisine will do you right. 

Happily Affordable ££
Canary Wharf

Blues Kitchen Shoreditch

31 user reviews

Bringing melt-in-the-mouth Texan BBQ, punchy bourbons and live blues tunes to the heart of Shoreditch, this is the place to kick back and embrace the meat sweats. Tuck into piles of pulled pork and teetering burgers, leave room for some of those signature buffalo wings then head to the dance floor, where live bands and DJs round things off with vintage funk and soul tracks into the night.

Happily Affordable ££
Shoreditch

Andina

4 user reviews

Andina is Shoreditch's hottest opening and is serving up a delicious taste of South America in a low-key and fun setting. From the same team as renowned Ceviche, this new bar and restaurant has a delicious menu of grill and street food classics, as well as a games room which can be hired for cooking classes or private parties.

Happily Affordable ££
Shoreditch

Gow's Restaurant London

2 user reviews

A wonderful fish restaurant conveniently located next to Liverpool Street station, Gow's offers up some very delicious fare in the form of some of the freshest seafood in the city. A large wine and champagne menu accompanies the food, where you can choose the perfect wine to match your meal. The oyster bar is also a fantastic place to people watch while drinking and enjoying some light snacks. Book your table here now. 

Splash the Cash £££
City of London
London Steakhouse Co. City
£35 Christmas Menu and 6 other offers available.

London Steakhouse Co is both a stylish cocktail bar and a great restaurant near Liverpool Street. Serving up a mouth-watering range of British dishes, their steak cuts take pride of place on their menu, having been sourced from master butcher and Royal warrant holder Aubrey Allen.

Happily Affordable ££
City of London

Taberna do Mercado

39 user reviews

Run by Nuno Mendes, Taberna do Mercado is a small and unassuming spot in Spitalfields market. The restaurant is an all-day eatery, serving delicious seafood and small plates.

Happily Affordable ££
Shoreditch

The Piano Works

261 user reviews
The Piano Works
Sunday Brunch: £15 Bottomless Prosecco and 2 other offers available.

The Piano Works can be found in a Victorian listed warehouse at the heart of Farringdon. This place is part restaurant, part bar and part party, all with a great side of live music. Head this way if you’re looking for something different from your night out; there’s two pianists and accompanying musicians playing an exclusive playlist of songs requested by you, the audience. It makes for a jamming atmosphere that’ll have you coming back time and again.

Happily Affordable ££
Farringdon

Magic Roundabout

175 user reviews
The ONLY place to spend your Spring/Summer/Autumn/Winter/Life. Voted 'Best All-in-one in Shoreditch 2016/17 and 'Best...
Happily Affordable ££
Shoreditch

Haunt

175 user reviews

Low-key and serene, the Haunt has made a bit of a name for itself in North London, offering locals a great place recharge and unwind. Flexible by nature and drawing in Londoners from across the city, the venue's basement hosts a number of frivolous events, including yoga classes, life drawing lessons and wild DJ sets. 

Happily Affordable ££
Stoke Newington

For a slice of East London luxury, experience a Middle Eastern paradise of plush cushions, casual lounging and delectable Lebanese cuisine. Translating as the Arabic word for treasure, Kenza is quite literally a haven for trinkets, unique dining and touches that come straight from Morocco, you wouldn't know you're on Liverpool Street. 

Happily Affordable ££
Liverpool Street

The Cow - Geronimo Inns

217 user reviews
The Cow - Geronimo Inns
3 course festive menu for £35

Serving up traditional pub grub with a contemporary twist as well as an array of great craft beers and wines, The Cow has got it all going on pub-wise. The atmosphere is casual and friendly, and gets very buzzy upon a Saturday evening when a DJ arrives to spin some tunes. Placed right next to The Olympic Park, this is a fun little place in an unbeatable location. 

Happily Affordable ££
Stratford

Viet Grill

2 user reviews

Looking for somewhere to eat Vietnamese food in Shoreditch? Then why not let this Kingsland Road gem be your ultimate guide. A floral haven of classic dishes and authentic Eastern cuisine, head on down for the plates but stay for cocktails in the basement. 

Happily Affordable ££
Shoreditch

Camino Shoreditch

0 user reviews

Camino are bringing their brand of delicious tapas and cava to East London. Join the Spanish spot for their Shoreditch opening which will feature plenty of Spanish goodies including seafood, jamon and cheese.

Happily Affordable ££
Shoreditch

The Jones Family Project

22 user reviews
The Jones Family Project
Thansgiving and 1 other offer available.

One of our favourite restaurants in Shoreditch, the Jones Family Project serves an assortment of grilled meats and seafood comprising of the best in local produce. The same is true for the drinks list, with beers and gin sourced within a few miles of the restaurant. Enjoy some josper-grilled steak goodness washed down with creative signature cocktails.

Happily Affordable ££
Shoreditch

Trade Union

18 user reviews

Sitting in Tower Hill is the Trade Union, perfect for anyone wanting an all-day venue experience. Open in the day for those wanting to sip Vagabond Coffee and work, and at night for those that want cocktails and to tuck into delicious sourdough pizzas. Next time you’re in this part of East London, you should pop in to visit.

Happily Affordable ££
City of London

Cinnamon Kitchen

9 user reviews
Cinnamon Kitchen
Express Lunch Menu 2 Courses £18 and 2 other offers available.

Cinnamon Kitchen provides east London's diners with fresh and fragrant Indian dishes, given a modern twist and produced with premium British ingredients. Relax into these sophisticated surroundings and feast on an innovative menu prepared by head chef Vivek Singh, with cocktails in the Anise bar to finish the evening.

Splash the Cash £££
Liverpool Street

Ceviche Old St

7 user reviews

Based in the ever-bustling Old Street, Ceviche is a fun South American restaurant that showcases the best flavours that Peru has to offer. From mouthwatering cuts of grilled meat to fresh ceviches dishes, the team of chefs use a range of fresh ingredients to recreate traditional recipes that all pack a punch. To complete the experience, guests can even enjoy hand-crafted cocktails made using a selection of fresh fruit and fiery spirits.

Happily Affordable ££
Shoreditch

Roma

60 user reviews
Roma
Tipple Time and 4 other offers available.

Roma revives the 2000-year old passions of Ancient Rome to bring a completely novel dining concept to the heart of the city. Found just a few moments from Fenchurch Street, whisk yourself back in time to experience a rich menu inspired by the delicacies of Ancient Rome, with traditional cooking techniques used and the drinks cabinet stocked up with carefully sourced wines and bespoke cocktails.

Happily Affordable ££
East London

Refuel and take stock after a trip to Westfields at classy and chic Balans Soho Society. The renowned restaurant brings equal parts of Parisian vibes and British dining to their intimate venue.

Happily Affordable ££
Stratford

The Sterling

4 user reviews

At the bottom of the iconic Gherkin building, The Sterling is a sophisticated bar and restaurant where you can expect only the freshest, highest quality ingredients paired with seasonal cocktails and fantastic wines. With a focus on simple, quality food with big flavour. Start with some light nibbles, and move onto the more robust main meals with some classically British choices appearing on the menu like fish and chips, and sausage and mash with red wine and caramelised onion gravy. Book a spot at this venue and start enjoying the food on offer. 

Happily Affordable ££
Liverpool Street

Gotto Trattoria

0 user reviews
Gotto Trattoria
Happy Hour!!! two for one - wednesday to friday

Where do you get the best Italian food in East London? The definitive answer is up for debate, but you can’t go far wrong with Gotta Trattoria. Sitting on the banks of the River Lee, they offer up a daily changing menu of delicious European and Italian treats served with a British twist. They’re also known for their negronis – which they bottle for your convenience.

Happily Affordable ££
Hackney

Rudie's

28 user reviews
Rudie's
JERK MONDAY: Half Price Jerk Chicken and 3 other offers available.

If you like chilled out vibes, relaxed reggae music, rum-laced cocktails, and food cooked using traditional Jamaican techniques to maximise that jerk-y flavour, you’ve found the right place in Rudie’s.

Happily Affordable ££
Dalston

Little Quiet

45 user reviews

Renowned Disappearing Dining Club has found a permanent spot near the Barbican. Join them at an intimate underground wine bar as they bring you their fresh and seasonal produce such as roast lamb rump, warm prawn carpaccio and whole plaice meuniere.

Happily Affordable ££
City of London

Based on the ground floor of a towering Canary Wharf skyscraper, this is one of the places for dinner and drinks in the city of London. One Canada Water’s restaurant is a sleek and sophisticated location with friendly service and creative cooking to match. Enjoy some classic British cuisines on the a la carte menu and finish upstairs with a cocktail on the plush mezzanine floor.

Splash the Cash £££
Canary Wharf

Tank and Paddle is a City spot that is great for delicious pizza and a huge range of beers and ales. A few minutes away from Monument, the restaurant has a huge selection of stone-baked pizza including New-York inspired The Yankee, topped with pepperoni. Beer includes pints from local brewery Meantime and there's also a cracking cocktail menu. With a sister venue based in Bishopsgate, there's no excuse to miss out on the great home brewed drinks on offer. 

Happily Affordable ££
City of London

The Warehouse

0 user reviews
The Warehouse
Pizza & Pint £10 and 1 other offer available.

Settle into The Warehouse for a menu packed with delicious Italian food. Hidden away in Brick Lane, the venue offers cool minimalist décor, table football and huge projectors to watch the sport. But head over to the bar and order some of their famous pizza, cooked in wood-fire ovens and delivering everything from metre long pizzas to calzone and spicy Diavolas.

Happily Affordable ££
East London

Proud East

4 user reviews

This canal side beau is an East London favourite for casual dining and soaking up some picturesque views all at the same time. A bit of a jack of all trades, The Proud Archivist is an event space, gallery, popular brunching spot, restaurant and bar without breaking a sweat. You'll find walls adorned with latest exhibitions and a chilled buzz at this East London restaurant. 

Happily Affordable ££
Hackney

Brindisa Shoreditch

0 user reviews

Looking for a low-key yet utterly delicious date spot? Brindisa have got you covered with their light and simple interiors, delicious tapas and great cocktails in Shoreditch.

Happily Affordable ££
Shoreditch

Brodie’s Bar & Kitchen

69 user reviews

Sitting pretty in Canary Wharf, Brodie's Bar will give you fabulous views over West India quay so you can enjoy some alfresco drinking and dining at this East London restaurant. Fill your boots on classic British nosh and a spread of fine beers, wines and cocktails and you could even find yourself taking advantage of the late licence here. 

Happily Affordable ££
Canary Wharf

Porky's Boxpark

2 user reviews

Porky’s is the number one destination for delicious BBQ food across the capital. Luckily, they’ve moved into Boxpark, bringing with them their delicious cheesy corn hush puppies, meaty ribs, pulled pork and hound dogs. There’s also a tonne of Americana beers, cocktails and plenty of bourbon. There’s even a Man V Rib challenge, if you think you’re strong enough.

Happily Affordable ££
Shoreditch

The Gable

6 user reviews
The Gable
Free Guest List till 11pm and 1 other offer available.

This place is a city favourite for some stylish after hours drinking and dining where you'll find affordable prices and a fun atmosphere every day of the week. The Gable is kind of 2 venues in one with a classic and sophisticated East London restaurant on the ground floor and then a basement bar underneath it all. 

Happily Affordable ££
City of London

Absurd Bird Spitalfields

173 user reviews

When it comes to chicken in London, and East London at that, there's no better name than that of Absurd Bird. Heralded for their poultry bites, not only is the fried chicken on point here, their roster of cocktails is as impressive as their modern and fun interiors are. 

Happily Affordable ££
East London

Aviary

29 user reviews

Aviary is located on the top of the new Montcalm hotel in Finsbury Square and as such has some incredible views of the city. Sit back and relax on their modern, spacious and stylish rooftop terrace or head to the restaurant which serves delicious British seasonal food; try the burger and thank us later.

Happily Affordable ££
City of London

The Drift

7 user reviews

From full-on sit down banquets to sharing platters for those after a drink and a chinwag, The Drift is an inviting restaurant in amongst the skyscrapers. This self-professed “sanctuary in the heart of the city” is a joint of quirky collectibles and hidden alcoves, and it’s a frontrunner when it comes to relaxed dinner and drinks in east London.

Happily Affordable ££
Liverpool Street

Contemporary Smollensky's Bar boasts a bounty of bar bites to accompany its generous jumble of liquid mixes, so tuck into this tasty nosh next time you find yourself in East London. Eat alfresco on the summer terrace as you chow down on scrummy sandwiches, hammer a horde of hot dishes, share some party platters or sample the marathon of moreish bar snacks.

Drinkonomical £
Canary Wharf

Shane's On Canalside

49 user reviews
Shane's On Canalside
£1 Oyster and 1 other offer available.

Found by the charming canals of Hackney is a plot primed for meat and cocktails alike. Head on down to Shane's for a roster of meat-based, New Zealand plates and cocktails aplenty. 

Happily Affordable ££
Hackney

Bounce, Old Street

19 user reviews

Bounce will take the headlines as one of the best ping pong bars in London, but there’s also a cracking restaurant to this social hub below Old Street. The restaurant features an innovative bar food menu, premium canapes and some exciting a la carte options, with a stunning open-pizza counter restaurant that serves traditional Italian pizza and antipasti dishes.

Happily Affordable ££
Shoreditch

Breakfast Club Canary Wharf

226 user reviews

Catering for your every need and with a distinct devil-may-care approach to things, the Breakfast Club in Canary Wharf is always abuzz with energy and life. Decorated as a retro working man's club, the bar is framed by quaint antiques, colourful furnishings and a huge disco ball that hovers delicately over the entire venue. Full of character and life, and with a diverse menu of traditional British dishes and flavoursome comfort foods, this is a great place to escape the bustle of the city. 

Happily Affordable ££
Canary Wharf

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