• Hopscotch brings feel good vibes, buns and cocktails to Brick Lane

    Hopscotch brings feel good vibes, buns and cocktails to Brick Lane

    Hopscotch, a playful new bar and restaurant that’s all about the atmosphere, has landed in Brick Lane. They’re serving up buns, ‘bombs’ and cocktails, in a venue with a 1am license that’s full of cool little touches that make it perfectly suited to its East London location. The man behind it all is Jonathan Cowley, who’s got an impressive list of names under his belt, including Milk &

  • Smokestak Test Drive - steampunk barbecue in Shoreditch

    smokestak 600Popular street food brisket purveyors have put down roots...

  • A new Patty & Bun is coming to Shoreditch

    A new Patty & Bun is coming to Shoreditch

    Update 11/11/16 with soft re-launch info

    The Patty & Bun at Shoreditch is re-launching and they've adding 50% off food for a week into the bargain. And there's more seating for everyone while you're scoffing your food. The soft launch runs from 11-18 November 2016, and it's for walk-ins only. 

    Original story follows

    Super popular burger chain Patty

  • Tapas Brindisa relaunches in Shoreditch with a regional tapas menu


    Brindisa’s Shoreditch restaurant is set for a winter makeover when it relaunches as Tapas Brindisa Shoreditch. Aside from a pretty serious refurb, the menu’s set to have a bit of a revamp as well. It’ll still be bursting with the quality Spanish food Brindisa are famous for, but this time with a new focus on rural and coastal regions, specifically around the east and south of Spain spanning from Cadiz to Catalonia. It’s due in no small part to the influence from

  • Smokestak are opening their first restaurant in Shoreditch


    24/10/16 - updated with opening date

    If you've been to Street Feast and tried SMOKESTAK's amazing food - you'll know just how big a deal it is that they've announced their first restaurant opening in Shoreditch.

    The whole thing is the brainchild of David Carter, who used to run front of house at Gordon Ramsay at Claridges and Roka. In fact Hot Dinners can lay claim to being pretty much the

  • Warm up with street food and a dancefloor at Last Days of Shoreditch

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    Blending a host of wintery food truck offerings with what can only be described as a banging East London soundtrack, the Last Days of Shoreditch is back, reopening for its winter season on October 28th.

    Revellers out for a bite and a boogie in Old Street will be able to fuel up for the night with a range of tasty London street food. Among others, there’ll be warming slow-cooked goodies from Pull and Punch, sticky wings galore from

  • Shoreditch Platform: Come for the workspace, stay for the cocktails

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    It’s not often you hear the words work space and cocktail bar in the same breath. But this September, they’ve come together in a new bar and dining concept at Shoreditch Platform.

    The workspace is designed by the same architect who did some of Ottolenghi’s stunning interiors, including NOPI and its amazing mirror bathroom. Shoreditch Platform has a trendy graffiti-inspired black and white theme that’s more than a bit Shoreditch-esque. Access

  • Time Out Market is coming to London, opening in Shoreditch

    Time Out Market is coming to London, opening in Shoreditch

    Another huge food market is coming to town - this time, it's the turn of Time Out Market, which seems to be in the process of taking over the globe, following success in Lisbon (with New York and Miami planned). They're taking over a spot in Commercial Street that's essentially just across the road from Spitalfields Market. 

    And it's a big old place too - 19,250 sq ft, 450 seats, 17 restaurants and a Cooking

  • Yuu Kitchen South Asian restaurant comes to Aldgate East from the people behind Icebar

    Yuu Kitchen South Asian restaurant comes to Aldgate East from the people behind Icebar

    A new restaurant is heading to Aldgate East from the people behind Icebar, but you can expect just a little less ice at this new place. Food-wise, it's a menu with pan-Asian (and Australian) influences from head-chef Jon de Villa, who was previously at Nobu, Nobu Berkeley and Zafferano. On the menu here is:

    • Bao buns including Twice-cooked 7up Braised Pork Belly and Crispy
  • Sagardi

    Spanish restaurant specialising in Basque food comes to Shoreditch.
  • Popolo Italian restaurant is opening in Shoreditch

    Popolo Italian restaurant is opening in Shoreditch

    There's a new Italian restaurant coming to Shoreditch called Popolo (yes, you did read that right). It comes from Jonathan Lawson, who has worked with Theo Randall for five years and is now opening his own place, joining up with his business partner, Munur Shah. 

    It's a small restaurant at 32 seats and the menu at Popolo is being described as Italian with a touch of Moorish and Spanish - and in practice, that means dishes

  • Hix's Tramshed is re-launching and the chicken and steak just got a lot bigger

    Hix's Tramshed is re-launching and the chicken and steak just got a lot bigger

    There's change afoot at Mark Hix's Shoreditch spot Tramshed, which is about to relaunch. Originally started as a chicken and steak place, that premise remains the same - but everything got a lot bigger. The first of the two main events is the "Yard of Beef" - that's a huge 1.5kg of 28-day aged rib of beef on the bone for £95 (serving a minimum of 3-4). There's also the Big Bird - a huge Capon chook

  • IKEA is putting on a restaurant pop-up with a difference in Shoreditch

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    Love having your mates over to supper, but hate the washing up/general prep part of it? Then IKEA's new Shoreditch pop-up could be for you. For 15 days the Swedish retailer is putting on a DIY restaurant where you pick out the menu.

    The good news is that once you've picked out the dishes to serve, you'll get a head chef to help realise your menu plus a sous chef and maître de to help out. The cleaning up will be done for you and you get to invite up to 19 of

  • Dirty Bones is coming to Shoreditch and they're bringing the Mac Daddy

    Dirty Bones is coming to Shoreditch

    Updated with menu and soft launch details

    If you're in East London and ever fancied a Dirty Bones's Mac Daddy (a burger covered in Mac n Cheese which is VERY good), you soon won't have far to go. They've just announced their third outpost, opening in the heart of Shoreditch. 

    They're opening around the corner from Beach Blanket Babylon with their latest, a big space that's taking over a Grade II listed

  • Test Driving The Frog - Adam Handling comes to Shoreditch

    08 frogAdam Handling has made the move from St James to Shoreditch. We head to The Frog to see how he's getting on.  

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