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F. Cooke

9 Broadway Market
London, England, E8 4PH, United Kingdom
TEL: 44-20-7254-6458

Open for more than a century, this authentic mash and pie shop was established in 1900 to serve traveling shepherds. Today, the family-run eatery remains largely unchanged, still situated in Hackney on the border of Broadway Market. Behind a Victorian glass-and-marble façade, the interior has original yellow and blue tiled walls, marble benches, a long metal counter, and a floor sprinkled with sawdust. The shop serves 100-percent minced beef pies with homemade pastry, mashed potatoes, and “liquor,” or parsley gravy. As per tradition, F. Cooke is also known for its hot and jellied eel, which tastes similar to pickled herring.

Insider Tip:

The shop makes its own chile vinegar, which is typically paired with eel, but locals recommend dousing your pie with it, as well; just be aware that it’s very spicy.

Amenities

Open / Closes
  • Accessible by Public Transportation
  • Dinner
  • Handicapped Accessible
  • Lunch
  • Sunday - Closed

Cuisine Type:: Irish/English

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