Cornerstone by Chef Tom Brown

Founded by chef tom brown, cornerstone is located in hackney wick and offers a seafood menu in a relaxed and casual atmosphere. There’s ample space for diners, and the vibe in the restaurant is cool, with black tabletops, retro wicker chairs and black walls (complete with requisite scribbles). Tom Brown

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My Neighbours the Dumplings – Clapton

The  Neighbours the Dumplings is a family run Chinese dumpling house and Sake bar. They specialise in hand made dumplings, rolled fresh everyday by their expert Dumpling Team in the window of their Victoria Park restaurant. Although they are not strictly a Dim Sum restaurant, they follow the Dim Sum

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UCHI

It’s off the Lower Clapton Road, which is hardly Billingsgate, and it’s turning out solid Japanese fare in its own quietly confident way. The menu is small, which is reassuring – sushi, yakitori, karaage, and tempura – but the room is large. It’s basically a big izakaya. You’ll sit on

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Black Cat Cafe

Serves a variety of vegan snacks and meals like sausage rolls and samosas plus cakes, milkshakes, Zapatista coffee. Sells some retail items including chocolates, cheeses, mock meats, tofu, tempeh, and vegan cookbooks.Their ever-changing salad plates feature a rotating selection of perfectly dressed kale, beetroot and pesto salads. Their smoky lentil

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WAVE

A local attraction – Hackney Museum, which is situated beside this restaurant, is a part of the unique culture of the city. You will find good coconut rice, sun-dried tomatoes and stuffed tomatoes on the menu. Wave may please you with tasty coconut cakes, caramel apples and acai bowls. Delicious double espresso is the right choice.They Are Vegan Everything cafe opened Jan 2019 by

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Sutton and Sons Vegan Chip Shop

It’s true: fish-and-chip gurus Sutton and Sons have made the menu at their second Graham Road location 100 percent vegan. It still looks like traditional. A ‘prawn’ cocktail (for ’70s nostalgia vibes, presumably) made from Japanese potato starch looked uncannily like the real thing. The taste was fishy-ish, without being

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Pophams Bakery – Hackney

If you walk along Popham Street and feel engulfed by the heavenly scent of fresh pastries, follow it and you’ll be sure to stumble upon Pophams Bakery. Once inside, you can have your pick from the hand-crafted pastries and other viennoiserie laid out on the counter. They have a constantly

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Allpress Espresso Roastery and Cafe

Allpress has taken a long time moving its roasting operation from its Redchurch Street café to much larger premises in a converted joiner’s factory in Dalston Lane. It opened just a few weeks ago, and it looks great. Allpress Dalston sprawls over two floors, though only the ground floor is

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Little Duck – The Picklery

The Picklery is a fermenting kitchen and wine bar – It’s open for lunch Wednesdays to Sundays and dinner all week. Their menu changes weekly, and their cooking is simple and seasonal. It’s here they make all their seasonal ferments, pickles and drinks – all of which you can buy

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Angelina

Angelina’s shtick of blending Japanese and Italian cuisine might seem like a novel one, but it’s been tried before – in 2003, Shumi in St James’s served ‘Italian sushi’ (and was widely mocked for its efforts) while in 2016 high-end Japanese Sumosan moved from Mayfair to Knightsbridge, rebranding as Sumosan

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