Best Restaurants And Bars In Walthamstow

From teeny tiny wine bars to cosy boozers and award-winning pizzerias, Walthamstow's ever-burgeoning food scene is as diverse as it is exciting. Whether you're looking for a quick grab and go lunch, a romantic date night or for the perfect birthday bash venue, we've rounded up the slickest spots in this north east London neighbourhood. So, what are you waiting for? Knives and forks at the ready as you dig into our guide to Walthamstow's very best restaurants. Bon appetit.

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Last updated on 15th January 2024

Arguably one of the quirkiest restaurants in London, is serving up mouth-watering cuisine in a refurbished 1960s tube carriage. Surrounded by the original seats, signs and windows, diners can feast on a Columbian-inspired six-course tasting menu courtesy of head chef Beatriz Maldonado Carreño.

Exale Brewery

Head over to Uplands Business Park where this excellent London craft brewery is sorting you out with some of the best street food in Walthamstow. Alongside their top-notch offering of delicious pints and cocktails, there's a whole load of great vendors on hand to feed those hunger pangs.


Boasting a 100% plant-based Indian-inspired menu, SpiceBox has built something of a cult following since it opened its doors on Hoe Street in 2018. Head here to feast on jackfruit jalfrezi, chick'n tikka and tarka dahl, or grab a takeaway to enjoy in your PJs back at home (we won't judge, promise).

Forest Wines

This teeny-tiny wine bar is the stuff of date-night dreams. Serving a carefully curated menu of international and local sips, there is also a weekly-changing selection of seasonal small plates. Previous menu highlights have included spinach and ricotta fritters and prosciutto crudo served with sweet melon and a honey vinaigrette.

Yard Sale Pizza

The third venue from pizza aficionados Yard Sale Pizza, this funky retro-style spot is buzzing from midday 'til late. Serving up a small (but perfectly formed) menu of twice-fermented slices, toppings include Nduja sausage, garlic roasted aubergines and plant-based THIS™ Isn't Chicken Nuggets.