Where To Eat In Leyton And Leytonstone
Leyton and Leytonstone boast some real gems of East London. Nestled in the borough of Waltham Forest, they aren't just home to part of Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park but they're also the birthplace of Alfred Hitchcock, Damon Albarn and Iron Maiden (what a mix, eh?). Should you find yourself exploring this charming area, make sure to check out our recommendations of top places to eat in Leyton and Leytonstone, from pizza havens to classic boozers.
A homage to Leytonstone's own Alfred Hitchcock (who'd have known?), The Birds is a classic boozer with a hearty menu of vegan junk food. Head over and admire the walls lined with cinema stills and nods to the horror theme while eating plant-based burgers, tacos and loaded fries.
The Leyton Star is a relaxing yet traditional East End pub made up of velvet banquettes, a large hardwood bar and outdoor terraces. Nights out here include karaoke partying, cocktail sipping and munching on a menu of hearty burgers from We Serve Humans.
A favourite for Leyton locals, The Hare & Hounds is a picturesque pub brimming with character. Foodwise, booze and burgers come courtesy of Brew Burger, with mouthwatering creations like the McBrew made up of beef, pickles, three cheese sauce and fries.
A Victorian boozer located just five minutes from Leyton station, The Coach & Horses Leyton is home to a diverse menu from Head Chef Gavin Gordon (ex Jamie Oliver's Fifteen). Swing by and you'll get to chomp on his Crafty Burgers concept, pub classics, and a cracking Sunday Roast.
Craving a hot slice of pizza? Head no further than East London favourites Yard Sale, who combine quirky interiors with mouthwatering menu items. Top choices include the Holy Pepperoni made with Napoli Picante, crumbled 'Nduja sausage, and Cobble Lane pepperoni... a meat-lover's dream.
The Red Lion is a local gem and a proper old school boozer. With a variety of real ales and craft beer available, the menu is nicely rounded off with pub classics such as sausages with mash and gravy, real ale battered cod with chunky chips and tartare sauce, and plenty more.
A neighborhood bar, restaurant and shop in Leyton, Yardarm is a charming place to grab a bite to eat. Along with its excellent wine options, it prides itself on creating wholesome, sustainable plates made from organic ingredients, meaning you can fill-up and feel good about it.