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Food & Drink

The Best Restaurants in East London

Scouting out the best places to eat in east London. We’re hardly surprised, the number of unique dining experiences, pop up supperclubs and downright delicious hotspots out east continues to shoot through the roof.
Have a scan of our recommended restaurants in east London and discover something delicious today, or check out our complete guide to eating out in London for further inspiration. Let’s exploce the The Best Restaurants in East London below.

The Best Restaurants in East London

Cocotte Shoreditch

Cocotte is a farm to table chicken rotisserie offering healthy, delicious homemade dishes. They pride themselves in partnering with top quality and organic producers. From their 24h marinated and spit roasted chicken sourced from the Loire Valley, France, to their truffle mac’n’cheese, to their magnificent salads, there is something for everyone.
They offer a fantastic choice of vegan and vegetarian dishes as well as a beautiful selection of fine French wines, not forgetting their very own Spritz menu that perfect summer accessory. Their Hoxton Square site launched in May 2018, following the success of their first restaurant in Notting Hill. Whether you’re looking for a private venue space in their intimate and trendy Green Room, an indulgent bottomless brunch, or cocktails on their terrace, Cocotte Rotisserie is the place to be this summer.

The Best Restaurants in East London

Martello Hall

Moving into a classic East End pub on Mare Street, Martello Hall has transformed the old victorian building into a decadent and louche cocktail bar cum restaurant in Hackney over three floors. Martello Hall has many different space from the large bar and banquet hall to the first floor cocktail lounge with private roof terrace (perfect for a private party). Martello Hall is open to 3am making it the perfect party place. All day and night the food is centred on their wood fired oven imported from Modena, Italy. Everything on the menu is made in house every day from their 48 hour fermented pizza dough to their homemade pasta. They use the best ingredients they can and cook from scratch. Pizzas include the best sellers Rock Star Margherita and Smokey Bandit alongside some new pizzas like The Hot Don with ‘nduja, finocchiona, pickled chillies, hot red pesto and oregano. Open early, Martello Hall offers great breakfast including red and green smoothie bowls and truffle scrambled eggs with chilli.
The real flavours however are to be found on the drinks menu. Doubling up as a gin distillery, Martello Hall offers an array of carefully concocted gin cocktails and home made creations. They run Cocktail Masterclasses and Gin Blending Masterclasses where you can blend your own bespoke gin to take home. During the festive season, Martello Hall kicks it up a notch hosting everything from cocktail parties and dancing to Gin Masterclasses and sit down Christmas dinners. They are also open on New Year’s Eve with their famous Bottomless Brunch all day. Open 7 days a week from early morning to 3am (Friday and Saturday), Martello Hall will cater to your whole day. Be it the wage earners hot desking with the bottomless coffee flowing or the late night revellers sipping on cocktails whilst dancing to deep dug vinyl gems.

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The Clove Club

According to the critics, there are only 26 places on planet earth where you can enjoy a better meal than at The Clove Club. According to everyone who has eyes, the restaurant itself set in the 150 year old Shoreditch Town Hall is pretty damn beautiful. And according to us, this is just one of those restaurants that everyone ought to cross off their London Restaurant Bucket List. Ascend the stone staircase at the front of the building, and you’ll step inside a world of dark wood panelling and high ceilinged style which it’s easy to imagine once housed a plethora of shuffling civil servants, while in the blue tiled open kitchen you may spot head chef Isaac McHale, who spent a long time sowing his pop up oats alongside Mr. James Lowe (of Lyle’s fame) before going permanent.
With The Clove Club’s set lunch and dinner tasting menus changing seasonally, one can never quite predict which Michelin starred delights might be wafted under one’s nose, but previous dishes have included McHale’s parsley root croustillant with chestnuts & cavolo nero, his Yorkshire suckling pig with south Indian spices; and desserts like ewe’s milk mousse with blood orange and fennel granita, all washed down with either The House’s best wine pairings or with cocktails like the rum & honey filled “Air Mail”.