Posted: 18 May 2017
Category: Area Guide
Top 10 places to eat in this Hackney neighbourhood
London Fields packs an awful lot in a small footprint. If Dalston is known for its nightlife, London Fields is known for its welcoming neighbourhood eateries. This shouldn’t be surprising, it is the home of Broadway Market, after all. We’ve drawn up a list of our 10 favourites places to eat.
Where better place to start than breakfast? The E5 bakehouse is a firm favourite on the local scene. You’d be hard pressed to find better sour dough anywhere within the M25. Hyperbole this ain’t.
Address: e5 Bakehouse, Arch 395, Mentmore Terrace, London, E8 3PH
Telephone: 020 8525 2890
If you’re looking to satisfy a sweet tooth, then look no further than the Violet Bakery. It showcases a whole host of indulgent cakes from chocolate Devil’s food to amalfi lemon, coconut cream to almond polenta. You have the option to eat in their cosy bakery, or takeaway and gorge in the comfort of your own home.
Address: 47 Wilton Way, London, E8 3ED
Telephone: 020 7275 8360
For those who us who dream of living by the sea, this is the perfect urban retreat. Fulfil all your seafood desires in this glorious neighbourhood restaurant on Richmond Road. Just when you thought things couldn’t get any better, we’re here to tell you that they offer a heavenly weekend brunch. Cava optional, but it would be rude not to.
Address: Unit 2, 205 Richmond Road, E8 3NJ
Telephone: 020 8986 6120
We could write a love letter to Lardo. There’s nothing not to like at this authentic Italian joint. It’s got style in spades, it cures its own meats and the burrata is mouth-wateringly delicious. Lardo, if you’re ever looking for taste testers, we’re available. Just saying.
Address: 197-210 Richmond Road, London, E8 3NJ
Telephone: 020 8985 2683
It would be criminal to compile a list of the best eateries in London Fields and not include this authentic Italian. What Bella Vita really does well are moreish pizzas and antipasti. Plus, it’s kind to your bank balance. Bonus.
Address: 53-57 Broadway Market, London, E8 4PH
Telephone: 020 749 4772
Carnivores will love this established Argentine steak restaurant. Buen Ayre is notorious for grilling the most sumptuous steaks in London. Needless to say, book early with this one as it’s got a firm following.
Address: 50 Broadway Market, London, E8 4QJ
Telephone: 020 7275 9900
Rawduck’s menu reads like a list of everything that’s good in life. Plus, they have the adventurous spirit and talent to put these wildly different ingredients together. Where else could you imagine seeing labneh, buttermilk fried chicken and gnocchetti on the same menu? Plus, they offer regular pickling and fermentation workshops.
Address: 197 Richmond Road, London, E8 3NJ
Telephone: 020 8986 6534
Climpson & Sons
Nestled within Broadway Market sits the Climpson & Sons café. This neighbourhood staple is renowned for producing more-ish lunch and breakfast dishes that are baked in-house. Also worth noting, is their incredible coffee, which they roast in-house.
Address: 67 Broadway Market, London, E8 4PH
Telephone: 020 7254 7199
Wringer and Mangle
Widely known for their supper clubs and rightly so. We’d set them up in our kitchen nightly, if we could. They have a great eye for talent and invite some of the brightest lights of British cookery to join them as guest chefs. You can’t go wrong.
Address: 13-18 Sidworth Street, London, E8 3SD
Telephone: 020 3457 7285
If you’ve got a celebration coming up, then pick up the phone and book a four-course set meal at Ellory. Pronto. These guys consistently produce indulgent and heavenly courses for us mere mortals. Plus, they know how to pair an Old World wine with their fanciful spread.
Address: Netil House, 1 Westgate Street, London, E8 3RL
Telephone: 020 3095 9455
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