Serving hand-crafted cocktails and stunning plates of food, The Alchemist promises nothing other than pure theatre when it comes to drinking and dining at its Shoreditch venture. Explore the menu of molecular madness for yourself and prepare to be dazzled by it all.
Restaurants in Shoreditch
Discover the best places to eat in Shoreditch with our hand-picked guide. Shoreditch is home to some of the best restaurants in London, each with their own unique quirks and niches that make eating out in this super cool part of town a real treat. We've gathered a few of our favourite eating out spots together in this guide; read on for DesignMyNight's recommended Shoreditch restaurants!
This East London hottie is packing all sorts of punches with a smart Roman menu from stellar chef Stevie Parle. Tuck into tasty dishes, from the likes of mozzarella with white peach and basil, and grilled pork neck with fennel herb, lemon and chard.
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 a la carte menu to ponder, as well as a dedicated pizza counter churning out the best in traditional Italian pizza and antipasti.
Head to Camino in Shoreditch as the Spanish spot serves up everything from tapas through to charcuterie boards on a large outdoor terrace and swish indoor restaurant.
Granted, this place is more of a fun-time party bar made for cutting shapes at the weekend, but Barrio Shoreditch also offers a storming range of Mexican dishes. Dig in to lamb chilli tacos, nachos clasicos and quesadillas, all wallet-friendly and best enjoyed during Amigo Hour, when cocktails are discounted.
In the mood for Filipino food? Check out Kinilaw & Buko 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.
Sitting prettily in a Grade II-listed building, Dirty Bones Shoreditch is probably the prettiest of the brand. Their New York-inspired menu offers a variety of comfort food dishes but cooked to a high quality, and all can be washed down with one of their creative cocktails.
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.
From the same team behind popular Soho haunt, Ceviche, comes Andina. Also focusing on Peruvian cuisine, this hot little spot brings South American family-style cooking to Shoreditch, try ceviche, street food or one of the delicious grill dishes in modern and quirky surroundings.
Dream Bags is one of the quirkiest and most interesting places to dine in Shoreditch. Book a table at their open and spacious ground floor restaurant to enjoy cocktails and an Italian menu that features stone-baked pizzas and pasta dishes prepared using the finest Sardinian ingredients.
Consistently rated as one of the top restaurants in east London, the Jones Family Project is a mighty fine steak restaurant, bar and grill in Shoreditch. There's a lovely choice of lighter salads and risotto dishes but this would more suit groups looking for a full on feast; sirloin steaks, oxtail burgers and Indian spiced grilled chickens are expertly prepared via the josper charcoal oven.
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 serving up the likes of tempura cod, buffalo wings and other bistro-style dishes.
For your fix of indulgent Americana BBQ in Shoreditch, look no further than Blues Kitchen. You'll encounter a menu crammed with show-stopping burgers, chicken, catfish, steak, chilli, ribs and pulled pork, cooked with that renowned Blues Kitchen expertise. The choice of bourbons, beers, spirits and cocktails is equally as compelling, and we haven't even mentioned the live bands and DJs that come to the fore when the plates are cleared away…
Head toward M by Montcalm for this British inspired spot. Plates is an easy and all-day sort of spot that knocks up everything from brunch through to fancy dinners.
Located in the popular Hoxton Square, Cocotte is bringing mouthwatering chicken and gorgeous French wines to east London. Cook a table at this charming spot where you'll find impressive menus set to laid-back, yet pretty interiors.
One of the best restaurants in Shoreditch, this quirky brunch spot offers delicious breakfast goods all day long, alongside cocktails, beers and some of the biggest character in Hoxton.
A proper, old-fashioned boozer which dates back to the 17th century, The Owl & Pussycat is a home from home filled with charm and vintage trinkets. Serving up a choice of the finest food and drink, cosy up on leather sofas by the roaring fire during wintertime, or kick back in the cracking suntrap terrace to soak in those rays if you're visiting in the warmer months.
Looking for places to eat in Shoreditch? If it's chilled out dining that you're after, head to this Italian favourite where you'll find everything from latte art-laden coffees to tasty breakfasts and mouthwatering dinners. It's all about Italian food so expect salads, pasta and more.
If you like booze, brunch, millenial pink and screaming women then this quirky Shoreditch restaurant is the only place you need to be. Bringing you delicious small plates, crazy cocktails and the spiciest decor in town, Rascals is the sassiest eatery in the East.
Dalston Jamaican hotspot Rudie's second location is in Boxpark, delivering tapas-style plates of their favourite dishes like goat curry or real jerk chicken, as well as an amazing grab and go counter, all washed down by rum.
This all-new haunt in Shoreditch 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.
Le Petit Chef is the dining sensation that's taken the world by storm; taking place at TT Liquor in Shoreditch, the immersive dining experience feeds you eight courses with matched cocktails as a tiny animated man spins you through time and space.
Brindisa is bringing Shoreditch a taste of East London with delicious tapas and cocktails. Based on the restaurants of Spain, the spot has a range of small plates, so good you most probably won't want to share, along with a stripped back and simple interior.
Head to Old Street where this funky Australian restaurant is bringing you the goods in the form of slap-up brunches, classic cocktails and a relaxed and easy atmosphere, perfect for a casual dinner.
Located in The Old Truman Brewery off Brick Lane, this happily affordable sister to Wahaca offers a wide range of Mexican classics. The bar stocks a good selection of beers and wines, as well as refreshing frozen Margaritas.
This quirky restaurant is located in a refurbished Victorian school in Hoxton, and houses some of the capital's most sought-after slices. The secret? Wild years and stone ground flour add an extra magic something to the mouthwatering sourdough bases.
This cool and quirky Shoreditch restaurant offers delicious British small plates, live music and stunning interiors - all perfect for a night out on Great Eastern Street. The latest venture from the team behind the Looking Glass Cocktail Club, there's also a fearsome drinks menu to explore.