East End (Hoxton, Brick Lane, Spitalfields, Shoreditch)
Restaurants in East End (Hoxton, Brick Lane, Spitalfields, Shoreditch)
You have to be a bit lucky—or plan well in advance—to book a place at the 16-seat communal (and sole) dining table at the Loft Project, an East London Friday and Saturday night experimental restaurant (in Kingsland Road, London’s Little Saigon, which is filled with Vietnamese places).
At this experimental East End eatery, adventurous foodies savor a surprise-stocked trip across the globe courtesy of fearlessly creative Portuguese chef Nuno Mendes.
Every Sunday morning, historic Columbia Road becomes a colorful, fragrant collage of flower stalls, and in the midst of all the lovely blooms, an equally ambrosial treat awaits: the fresh, blissful bagels of Café Columbia.
Smooth, creamy bliss in a cup warms even the dreariest of London mornings at this coffee shop in East London’s Broadway Market. Opened in 2005, the shop is run by passionate baristas who hand-roast their own beans and top each expertly-made cup with a cheerful heart design.
Rich wood paneling, cozy hidden nooks, occasional live music, and stacks of board games all cultivate a uniquely welcoming vibe at this landmark pub in Borough Market.
Opened in 2003 across from Spitalfields Market, Bread & Wine is a more casual offshoot of Fergus Henderson and Trevor Gulliver’s St. John Bar & Restaurant. The high-ceilinged dining room, housed in a former bank, has white walls, simple wooden furniture, and a bustling open kitchen.
This Borough Market deli, whose name means "mouthwatering" in French, lives up to its alluring appellation with a smorgasbord of foodie-approved treats. Elaborate displays offer typical deli finds, including quality meats, artisan cheeses, freshly baked bread, and rare olives.
Celebrity chef Jamie Oliver’s phenomenally popular restaurant forged a new, anti-Michelin style of cooking because of its simplicity. Dedicated to fresh, local produce, Oliver lets the flavors and textures speak for themselves, and the results are tasty without being intimidating.
Fresh clams, cherry tomatoes, garlic, and pecorino; veal meatballs, cream, parsley and lemon; San Daniele ham, buffalo ricotta, hazelnut pesto and baby chard: although such unique topping combos speak for themselves, there's plenty more to say about this Shoreditch pizzeria.
Sharing is caring, especially when you’re sharing creamy, well-seasoned hummus or fresh grilled calamari in a honey paprika marinade at this Greek gourmet in trendy Hoxton.
Hidden behind the soaring walls of an old Victorian school playground in residential Shoreditch lies a small converted bike shed housing Rochelle Canteen, a cafe made all the more magical by its secretive location and almost imperceptible buzzer entrance.
A restored circa-1880 pub, this Shoreditch restaurant and lounge is where London's beautiful and moneyed sup.
Although this pub becomes exceptionally busy during the Columbia Road flower market held every Sunday, the Royal Oak is also bustling every other day of the week thanks to its perfectly poured pints and classic comfort foods ranging from steak and ale pie to succulent Sunday roast.
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.
As artful and intriguing as the masterpieces displayed in the gallery's nearby exhibits, the plates presented in the Whitechapel Gallery Dining Room reflect the imagination of consultant chef Angela Hartnett.