The P Franco team's empire continues to expand. This, their third opening, will take over the former Legs restaurant on Morning Lane with an all counter dining and drinking space.
It's most definitely the time of year where everyone's searching for something seriously hearty to eat - and a month-long pop-up in Hackney aims to provide just that. Cassoulet Nights - as the name suggests - focuses on rural French cooking. The chef in charge of things is Jacob Rosen - the former Head Chef of Pitt Cue. He's teamed up with Quite Nice Wines to provide the perfect winter combo.
They'll be taking over Apiary Studios on Hackney Road
It's taken millions to transform the old Savoy Cinema into a modern arts space so it's good news that their restaurant will be every bit as ambitious with former St John executive chef Chris Gillard running things.
Over in Hackney Night Tales are getting ready to launch their first permanent restaurant. Fat Baby opened earlier in the summer with a street food menu. Since then they've installed a roof (complete with Northern Lights inspired illumination) and now have a full menu planned for the 42 seat spot.
In charge of things is Head Chef Greg Round (ex Umu, Bonhams and Quality Chop House). He'll be focusing his menu on the five main cooking techniques found in Japanese
Ever since opening in 2016, Hackney restaurant Legs has been building a loyal fanbase. But now it seems they're on the move.
Posting on Instagram today the restaurant said:
"News flash! Legs is closing its doors on the 6th of October (last service being dinner of the 6th). A huge thanks to all of our suppliers, customers, and staff over the years for
What better idea for a London brewery to open their own tap room in a pub just down the road from where they're making their beer? That's what Five Points Brewing Company have done with their takeover of this popular Hackney pub.
Sutton and Sons are lauded as among the best fish and chip restaurants in London. And now they're embracing the vegan market by opening a vegan-only restaurant in Hackney.
Any London burger afficiando who knows their onions is going to be heading east this weekend to check out Rosita's Deluxe. The cult American burger pop up started in 2015 in Singapore by Jeff Claudio a chef who'd trained at Noma, worked at Per Se and then at Burnt Ends (currently No 10 on the Asia's 50 Best Restaurants List.
This weekend Jeff and the Rosita's Deluxe team are in East London at Giant Steps for Burger Culture serving up burgers with meat supplied by
One of the founders of Le Bun has opened Carte Blanche in Hackney - a mix of French and American food, with some excellent burgers too. We head down for a look.
One of our favourite London bars is on the move. We've been fans of Matt Whiley's Scout since it opened on Great Eastern Street - but now it's moving to a new location in Hackney (on Graham Road, just around the corner from Hackney Central station). If you're not familiar with Whiley, he's one of
East London has a hot new steakhouse where the steaks don't cost a fortune and the beer is on point - we check out the new Beef & Brew in De Beauvoir.
Nigerian food is about to have a well-deserved moment in the spotlight with the arrival of Chuku's, a sibling-run pop-up in Hackney who’ll be dishing up Nigerian tapas for five weeks, before moving to a more permanent site.
They’ll be turning out a blend of authentic dishes with a contemporary twist, like Jollof Quinoa, sweet Plantain Waffles and a savoury vegan Moi Moi black-eyed bean tart. There are quite a lot of vegan options actually - we counted
Seb Lyall, the brains behind London's naked restaurant and Bletchley Park cocktail bar, is at it again with a whole, 200-cover space to play with on Hackney's Mare Street. First up - an arcade that rewards, or punishes you, with shots, depending on how well you play.
Some intriguing news today from Honey Spencer (Sager + Wilde, Noma Mexico and Australia, NUALA) and Anaïs Van Manen (Bones, Import Export CAM - Paris, Trullo, NUALA). The duo has teamed up to create BASTARDA, a new project that they’ll be launching at Hackney Wick’s Giant Steps on 28 July for one weekend only.
The new concept is a bit of a mishmash - “a totally unique series of intelligent collaborations between
One of the co-founders of Le Bun is carrying on the French/American theme with his latest restaurant, Carte Blanche, in Hackney. Expect southern American comfort cooking with a touch of French cuisine too.
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