Taste the international cuisine available in the increasingly trendy Hackney. This troubled area of East London is now shrugging off its unappealing image as a crime-ridden den of iniquity, and a trip to one of the enticing Hackney restaurants will prove that progress is being made. A new tube link and a close association with the Olympic bid is also breathing new life into Hackney. Our recommended list of Hackney restaurants should be a useful guide should you wish to witness this rejuvenation first hand.
111 Waterloo Road, Waterloo, London, SE1 8UL
(020) 7928 4918
Tonight Josephine is a cocktail bar in Waterloo with a fun, party atmosphere.
Brought to you by the brains behind the popular Adventure Bar group - Tonight Josephine was inspired by Josephine De Beauharnais, Napoleon's ex-wife and the former Empress of the French.
- Fun cocktail and party bar with daily happy hour deals
- Party packages and free venue hire available
- Conveniently situated opposite Waterloo Station
- Open until 2am on Fridays and Saturdays
- Join "Josephine's Gang" and receive a free cocktail!
More Hackney Restaurants
A Little Of What You Fancy offers British cuisine that is both seasonal and locally sourced.
464 Kingsland Road, Dalston, London, E8 4AE
(020) 7275 0060
The Empress serves a variety of seasonal British dishes created by head chef Elliott Lidston. The friendly service coupled with the stylish surroundings make this an ideal choice for a meal out.
130 Lauriston Road, Hackney, London, E9 7LH
(020) 8533 5123
Fresh, homemade Vietnamese cuisine on busy Kingsland Road.
98 Kingsland Road, London, E2 8DP
(020) 7729 5610
Lardo sees Damien Currie at the helm offering a great choice of Italian meals and drinks. A typical menu at Lardo may include swordfish carpaccio and pappardelle with wild boar and pancetta ragu.
The Arthaus, 197-205 Richmond Road, Hackney, London, E8 3NJ
(020) 8985 2683
Clare Lattin and Rory McCoy reopen Rawduck on Hackney's Richmond Road.
197 Richmond Road, Hackney, London, E8 3NJ
Rawduck is an intimate restaurant that focuses on clean, robust flavours to create a simple and seasonal menu that takes inspiration from Europe and Asia.
(020) 8986 6534
East meets west here on Kingsland High Street. Shanghai provide traditional Chinese cuisine in the East London setting of an old pie and mash shop.
41 Kingsland High Street, Kingsland, London, E8 2JS
(020) 7254 2878
The Stone Cave restaurant and bar offers Turkish cuisine with a unique atmosphere. The interior is realistically decorated as a cave and the menu offers a good selection of authentic dishes including meze and kebabs.
111 Kingsland High Street, Dalston, London, E8 2PB
(020) 7241 4911
Family friendly restaurant Su Sazzagoni in Hackney offers a great selection of authentic Sardinian dishes.
136 Lauriston Road, Hackney, London, E9 7LH
(020) 8985 8448
A staple of the modern Stoke Newington local, Yum Yum has been serving sumptuous organic Asian food for over a decade on the high street.
183-187 Stoke Newington High Street, Stoke Newington, London, N16 0LH
(020) 7254 6751