Seven Surely Satisfying Eats in Shoreditch and Spitalfields. Now say that 5 times fast. Or better yet, stop talking and start eating. Here is some excellent local intelligence to get you started, enjoying the culinary scene of one of London‘s best neighborhoods for food.
Cosy Thai Cuisine
If you’re craving Asian food in the East End, Rosa’s is the place to go. Locally sourced ingredients go into most dishes including their signature pumpkin curry. What started as a street stall in Brick Lane just seven years ago has now grown to seven restaurants across London.
Near Liverpool Street Tube Station, E2 7DP
Simply put Allpress is a local coffee shop known for its superior roasts and innovative sandwiches. Often busy at the take-away line, it’s worth taking a seat and enjoying the sweet scent of coffee beans roasting.
Princess of Shoreditch
Near Old Street Tube Station, EC2A 4NE
This 270-year-old pub was recently refurbished to include a high-end dining option upstairs on the second floor. With food quality of a gastro-pub and winner of Time Out’s Best New Gastropub Award in 2010, it is no wonder why reservations go quickly for the upstairs space. Downstairs drinkers and diners are welcome on a first-come, first-served basis.
Well-run Cafe for Foodies
Near Liverpool Street Tube Station, E1 6QR
This artisan coffee company not only knows good coffee and service, but is known for its food as well. From brewing their own coffee and baking their own bread, Nude Espresso is practically 100% in-house made.
Brick Lane Beigel Bake
Best Bagels in the City
Near Shoreditch High Street Tube Station, E1 6SB
For almost 40 years the no-frills Brick Lane Beigel Bake has had the reputation for the top homemade bagels in London. If the homemade bread and bagels weren’t enough to bring in the crowds, the New York-style cheesecake will keep them coming. Note this place is mainly for taking away (perfect ingredients for London picnics).
St. John Bread and Wine
Well-Made and Traditionally British
Near Liverpool Street Tube Station, E1 6LZ
If you’re looking for traditional British fare then St. John Bread and Wine is the place to go. With exceptional service and an authentic offering of British cheeses and puddings, St. John is much loved by locals and a must-go for visitors.
Dining and Wining the Mediterranean Way
Near Old Street Tube Station, EC2A 4QX
This elegant Mediterranean is not only known for its outstanding dishes but also for excellent service, a combination which can be somewhat of a rarity in London. A long list of Portuguese and Spanish wines accompany the best Iberico pork in town.
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