Eating and Drinking
The Real Greek
Great restaurant serving Greek food like you’ve never tasted before. Start with mezedes (starters). The wine list has excellent Greek wines.
15 Hoxton Market N1
020 7739 8212
Les Trois Garçons
decor is all part of the dining experience at Les Trois Garçons.
Happily, the food is consistently excellent and the service solicitous.
Overall, this is not as pricey as you would think.
1 Club Row E1
020 7613 1924
St John Bread & Wine
This sister restaurant of St John
is a much-loved local haunt, with its long opening hours (from 9am
Mon–Fri, 10am Sat & Sun) and excellent British food. It has a great
wine list, and the bakery sells amazing bread and cakes to go.
Convenient for Old Spitalfields Market.
Located in the complex next to Old Spitalfields Market, it serves delicious traditional British food in a glass-walled setting.
set in three railway arches, this large space is devoted to music,
drink and food until 1am. There is live music every night in the
dining can be had upstairs in this lovely refurbished pub, which is
frequented by City types looking for decent ales and wines.
28 Paul Street EC2
020 7729 5708
large warehouse bar serving chips and snacks at the bar and
Mediterranean food in the restaurant. Popular with students and city
35–42 Charlotte Road EC2
020 7729 5566
City bar and restaurant, Cantaloupe
This swish Docklands operation overlooking the Thames serves up quality pub food.
27 Cold Harbour E14
DLR South Quay/Blackwell
020 7515 5222
Café Spice Namaste
One of the best fine Indian restaurants in London, focusing on Goan and regional cooking. Closed Sundays.
16 Prescot Street E1
Tube Tower Hill
020 7488 9242
Prospect of Whitby
East London’s finest pub dates to 1520, and has old beams and barrels, a pewter bar and great river views.
37 Wapping Wall E1
020 7481 1095