East London's popular vegan Chinese restaurant Mao Chow broke the hearts of plant eaters across town when its last pop-up at Pamela finished. But now owner Julian Denis whose self-proclaimed "inauthentic Chinese Food" broke Instagram with shots of incredibly realistic looking vegan 'eggs' in various Chinese dishes has moved it to a more permanent footing.
They open at Behind the Wall in Hackney on Thursday for an
We take a trip out to Hackney Wick to see what Tom Brown is serving up at his own seafood restaurant.
Hackney Central's railway arches are getting a bit of a revamp, adding a new space for food and drink in the area. And first on the scene will be St John at Hackney Brewery, who will be serving up their own beer and starting with a menu of Cypriot kebabs.
Our/London vodka are no strangers to teaming up with chefs over the summer, with their Summer Series last year being a big hit. And this summer, they're at it again, teaming up with some really impressive chefs (and pairing with a bit of vodka, of course).
Lined up for the summer are:
Tom Oldroyd's follow-up project to his neighbourhood restaurant in Islington will be a Hackney pub serving up French dishes created with British seasonal produce and he has serious plans for a Sunday roast too.
The much-loved Clapton wine bar always did well when it came to food and now they're going one step further opening their first full restaurant in Netil House where Ellory used to be.
Wine bar and restaurant in Hackney
Mare Street Market has just opened its doors in Hackney offering a place to eat, drink and shop. We went to check it out
After pop-ups, residencies, collaborations and much more, popular chef Gizzi Erskine is finally settling down with her own restaurant in the new Mare Street Market.
Well today is a red letter day for East London bakery Violet Cakes as Kensington Palace announced this morning that she'll be the baker responsible for the royal wedding cake.
In a formal announcement this morning, Kensington Palace confirmed that Claire Ptak had been chosen by Prince Harry and Megan Markle to make their wedding cake.
Hackneyites are getting a new six-month pop-up that promises modern British and Mediterranean food with a South African twist, by the name of Daffodil Soup.
It looks like an ethically minded, very East London affair, complete with Walthamstow honey, house granola, nut butters and vegan sourdough, that’ll also be available to take away.
Some of the more substantial plates on offer
There's no stopping the vegan train as more and more places are adding vegan dishes to the menu. And one pub is going one step further and becoming totally vegan. Hackney's The Spread Eagle is teaming up with Club Mexicana for a fully vegan menu.
And on that menu is:
Ex Outlaw's chef Tom Brown is going it alone in Hackney with his new restaurant Cornerstone. Expect a seasonal menu, plenty of seafood and counter dining too.
Grab a handful of sharing plates or go for the set menu at Nest’s new Hackney hideaway, where the three friends will be once focus on seasonal dishes that requires the kitchen to get in only one type of meat at a time.
Don't know about you, but we're loving the various mashups and creative collaborations that are currently going down around London. And one upcoming combo of creative talents in Hackney has particularly caught our eye.
Hackney cocktail bar Behind This Wall is bringing in some top talent for a series of guest chef nights, called ‘E is the magic number’. It features chefs and restaurateurs from within the E1-E9 postcodes taking over the teeny kitchen and sound
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