POND Dalston, Stamford Works, 3 Gillett Street N16


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


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


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


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


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 […]

Ruby’s, 76 Stoke Newington Rd N16

Flying ducks

It was a dreary Wednesday evening in Stoke Newington when Drink Hackney met Eat Hackney, in search of a tipple to add a little sparkle […]

Forty Hall Vineyard, Enfield, EN2

Taking a break

If finding out that London had its own commercial-scale vineyard wasn’t enough of a heartwarming surprise, discovering that it required a journey to a how-have-I-not-heard-of-that-before […]