If you pair British small plates with an industrial setting, a suspended DJ booth and plenty of cocktails, then you get Great Eastern Street's Iron Bloom. With quirky bites like lobster doughnut and owners that have already seen success with Looking Glass Cocktail Club, you can be sure this up-market joint is worth a visit.
Best Restaurants in Shoreditch
After a long day of vintage shopping and spying street art in Shoreditch, you've probably got one thing in mind: grabbing some grub. Thankfully this foodie hotspot is home to a selection of the best restaurants in London, each with their own little quirks to treat yo' self with. Whether you're in the mood for sumptuous small plates, piles of pancakes for brunch or a great big burger, sneak a peek at the best Shoreditch restaurants.
If you're craving some delicious American bites, then Miami Mix is a great shout. Fronting a menu filled with burgers, boneless strips and buttermilk pancakes, the venue also boasts a killer milkshake menu, all found in a retro diner setting where an Oreo shake certainly doesn't go a miss.
Pizza Pilgrims is a no-brainer for places to eat in Shoreditch. One of the best cheap restaurants in East London, the pizzeria has a range of cheesy Neopolitan slices, with everything from smoked anchovies and black olive toppings to ricotta, salami and mushroom calzones on the menu.
You'll probably know Bounce more for its ping pong, but there's also a seriously cool restaurant to discover here. Found away from the main Shoreditch hub, there's innovative bar food, premium canapes and an exciting selection of pizza and a la carte to ponder.
Having found huge popularity across Europe, Sagardi is now bringing Basque cuisine to the heart of Shoreditch. Head to this modern spot to feast on the world-famous txuleton steak along with their signature almalabra - a red tuna and salted cod omelette cooked roxario-style.
Enjoy delicious breakfast goods all day long at this quirky brunch spot, alongside cocktails, beers and some of the biggest character in Hoxton. It's an absolute must for its pancakes towers and fluffy waffles, which make great hangover cures, and is known for having quite the weekend queue.
Head to the High Street where Burger & Beyond is cooking up a lip-smacking selection of krispie fried chicken, mushroom raclette and fully-stacked burgers washed down with rhubarb margaritas and rose spritzes, famous for their big buns and even bigger flavours.
Found on Old Street, 28 Well Hung rustles up an ever-changing menu of scrumptious grub showcasing flavours from all over the world. Whether you fancy a table inside the rustic-chic hangout or the cool outdoor area, you're sure to leave comfortably stuffed.
Located on Redchurch Street, BAO Noodle Shop is a top spot for Asian eats in the city. Inspired by the beef noodle shops in Taiwan, this low-key venue has a cool open-style kitchen to catch the chefs at work, alongside a flavour-packed menu to match.
temper's Shoreditch restaurant is sure to get your mouth watering with its unique combo of live fire cooking from the open kitchen and rare-breed steak. Not only that, but there's bottomless brunches and famous roasts come the weekend.
Located in The Old Truman Brewery off Brick Lane, this happily affordable sister to Wahaca offers a wide range of Mexican classics such as fish tacos and beef burritos. The bar stocks a good selection of beers and wines, as well as refreshing frozen margaritas.
For finger-licking jerk, Caribbean energy and a Notting Hill Carnival soundtrack, head down to The Rum Kitchen in Shoreditch. Hire the swish private dining room for unrivalled feasting, all washed down the hatch with the rarest rums and boozy cocktails from the bar. For a daily visit? Enjoy happy hour from 12-7pm.
If you fancy a laid-back evening in Shoreditch tucking into tasty Japanese small plates, Apothecary should be your next go-to, as they serve up delicious bites such as sushi, prawn tempura and fried chicken. To wash it down? Rare Japanese spirits, plus beaut cocktails and beers.
Nestled on Curtain Road, Haché is the Shoreditch restaurant giving burgers a whole new meaning. With artisan ciabatta and brioche buns piled high with delicious fillings and paired with crafted cocktails, this is one for brunch, lunch, dinner and beyond.
All day dining and late night music in the iconic Truman Brewery? It can only be Ninety One Living Room. Located in the heart of East London, this laid-back spot is known for tempura cod, Buffalo wings and other bistro-style dishes.
A wine bar and restaurant blend, Vagabond is a restaurant where small plates shine. From cheeseboards to a hanger steak sharer, there are bigger options too, all available alongside an epic wine selection, available to purchase on a 'top up' style card.
Boasting a Grade II Listed building and ornate interiors, Dirty Bones Shoreditch is one of the most vibrant restaurants in East London. With NYC comfort food alongside old-school hip hop, funk and soul hits, this place is pure vibes.
Sometimes, all you want is a platter of good ol' US-style soul food. And when that happens? Make sure to head over to Gigis Hoxton. This delightfully eccentric hangout is home to a mega menu of quality munch, ideal for chilled out dinners and fun date nights.
Head to Old Street where this funky Australian restaurant is bringing you the goods in the form of slap-up brunches (which have made them a neighbourhood fave), classic cocktails and a relaxed atmosphere.
In the mood for Filipino food? Check out Rapsa as they take over 100 Hoxton. Expect an enticing menu of homemade authentic eats, including pork lumpia spring rolls, hand-dived scallops and oxtail kare kare croquettes.
You can tuck into a fusion menu of Japanese and Brazilian-inspired fare at DUO Shoreditch, one of the coolest restaurants in Shoreditch. Alongside their main offerings, they're also serving up a waffles and bubbles brunch, signature cocktails and RnB bingo.
Barrio is a triple threat of Latin street food, nostalgic party music and killer cocktails. The tropical backyard features a carnival of colour and a lively atmosphere, making this one of the best Shoreditch restaurants with outdoor seating.
Dalston Jamaican hotspot Rudie's second location is in Boxpark, delivering tapas-style plates of their favourite dishes. Being able to tuck into a sizzling goat curry or real jerk chicken, and wash that down with rum cocktails, makes this one of the best restaurants in Shoreditch.
Whipping up Portuguese plates, like wood charcoal-fired Frango piri-piri and plenty of sharers, in bright, airy surrounds is Casa do Frango. Settle down in its gorgeous dining space, which features comfy burnt orange booths and botanical touches, for a great meal.
This Shoreditch haunt blends the finest Italian cuisine with a European market hall approach to drinking. Spend your evening chowing down on coal oven-baked pizzas, with a vast array of absinthe and wine on tap to wash it down.
The first British-based restaurant from the notorious Big Mamma group, Gloria Shoreditch is the place to go for Italian food in an OTT setting. You'll want to order the truffle pasta and towering lemon meringue pie... thank us later.