Chesham Arms, 15 Mehetabel Rd E9

Chesham Arms

The roots of the public house, one of Britain’s most distinctive institutions, can be traced as far back as the Romans. Surviving through the centuries, […]

Little Baobab, 159 Lower Clapton Road E5

Little Baobab bar

The baobab is the ‘tree of life’, providing edible fruit, fibre for clothing and rope, and storage for hundreds of litres of water – the […]

POND Dalston, Stamford Works, 3 Gillett Street N16

Pouring

Hawaiian restaurant POND Dalston is a visual knock out, taking a Victorian warehouse and shaking it up with an elongated bar, red leather booths that […]

Clapton Hart, 231 Lower Clapton Road, E5

Clap Hart

The first thing that strikes you about the Clapton Hart is its size. A grand, late-nineteenth-century pile, its huge picture windows bathe the front of […]

Home Brew Depot, Adam & Eve, 155 Homerton High Street E9

Brewers

Alongside the slew of fantastic craft breweries, brewpubs and bottle shops across Hackney, places to try your hand at home-brewing are also steadily on the […]

Café Olive, 192 Southgate Road, N1

Tagine main

At new kid on the block Café Olive, British Iranian Samieh and Egyptian Homada have brought the dream of an Egyptian café from Dahab near […]

Dalston Cola

Bottles

There’s nothing more relentless than January. Especially under the self-inflicted sentence of sobriety so many of us are currently serving. Having bumped the month along […]

Bags of Taste cooking classes

Little girl

Eat Hackney has been up in Stokey at the community hub that is St Paul’s church hall to meet Bags of Taste. This is a […]

Bonneville, 43 Lower Clapton Road, E5

Elelphant

On a grisly winter’s evening, stepping off the Lower Clapton Road into The Bonneville – formerly the Elephant’s Head – felt like being wrapped in […]

Evering Road Kitchen Garden, St Paul’s Church West Hackney, N16

Kale

It may not look like it, but this bucolic kitchen garden is in a densely populated and deeply urban part of Hackney, in the grounds […]