Tag Archives: Clapton

my neighbours the dumplings

my neighbours the dumplings, 165 Lower Clapton Road, E5

For a blissful two months in Clapton this spring, my neighbours the dumplings actually were Eat Hackney’s neighbours. Living across the road, Eat Hackney shopped at Palm 2, browsed for vinyl in Lion Records, and downed dumplings in this delightful wee place. It’s the creation […]

Clap Hart

Clapton Hart, 231 Lower Clapton Road, E5

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 the pub in natural light. The stripped-back façade fronts a lofty, square space, ranged around a central bar. There’s been […]


London Borough of Jam, 51d Chatsworth Road, E5

To quote Homer Simpson, ‘mmmm, donuts!‘ These are no ordinary doughnuts though: they come from St John and they’re filled with beautiful fruity concoctions courtesy of Lillie O’Brien’s London Borough of Jam. Eat Hackney visited Lillie in her welcoming and attractive shop (open Sat & Sun 11am–5pm), […]