Established way back in 1729, The Cat & Mutton is somewhat of a Hackney institution with hearty pub grub, and a fine selection of beers, wine and cocktails. If you're heading to London Fields, make sure to swing by for one of their regular nights, from live music to pub quizzes.
Where To Eat And Drink Near London Fields
Hackney is so much more than just a stomping ground for hipsters... home to bustling bars, restaurants and pubs, its energy is palpable. What makes this place even better? London Fields. The bridge between Hackney Central and the rest of the borough, it's a gorgeous park for cracking open tinnies in the summer and winter walks when the temperatures drop. Of course, these adventures simply wouldn't be complete without refreshments, which is exactly why we've found the best places to eat and drink around London Fields.
Mare Street Market is a hubbub of different moods and flavours, packing in pizza, drinks, a deli, a florist and coffee into one gorgeous space. With a chilled out feel in the day time, and often bursting with party spirit in the evenings, there's plenty of reasons to visit this London Fields fave.
Caldera is a Mare Street restaurant serving classic Mexican dishes and signature plates, such as the now-famous supreme nachos (loaded with melted cheese, guacamole, pico de gallo and grilled vegetables). Stop by and feast with specialty margaritas to top the whole experience off nicely.
NT's is a buzzing warehouse style cocktail bar and rooftop hideaway, perfect for lounging in the summertime after a stroll through London Fields. In a party mood? Head over in the evening and you can boogie to DJs while sipping on a selection of premium cocktails.
For those who enjoy unconventional partying, why not head to Netil 360's rooftop after exploring London Fields? This sky-high bar is certainly one of the area's quirkiest places with a cute cafe space, banquet tables and a cinema tent, all with incredible views.
This places pretty much sums up the Hackney aesthetic, a converted ex-clothing factory with dark wooden panelling, artistic wallpaper and vintage lighting, Bistrotheque is très chic. Head over for refreshments and make sure to check out the delicious mix of British and French dishes.
LARDO prides itself on being a non-traditional take on the classic pizzeria, serving Southern-inspired plates in the summer and moving up north when winter creeps in. It's all mindfully-sourced too, with freshly-made pasta and bread and an impressive wine list to boot.
The Dolphin is a proper London Fields local boozer, known for its vibrant crowd, lively nights out and affordable drink deals. If you're looking for somewhere cheap and cheerful, these guys are probably your best bet with weekday offers and purse-friendly pub grub.
If you're looking for a quirky bar near London Fields, then Timeless Bar and Kitchen should be on your list. Not only has MasterChef finalist Louisa Ellis created a mouthwatering menu, but immersive cocktails will take you on an experience through the last century.
Have you got a hankering for a boozy brunch? Head no further than Hackney's own Martello Hall, where the breakfast offerings are just as stellar as the all-day options. Join them on the weekend and get two hours of unlimited drinks for £25 with mouthwatering stone-baked pizza.
Located in the heart of London Fields, Plonk is a quirky venue offering novelty mini golf, BYO cocktails and an old school gaming arcade. Perfect for a fun date night or birthday celebrations, it's the stuff of big kid dreams.