AA Restaurant Guide 2016 - London - East

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Cafe Spice Namaste


Cafe Spice Namaste offers a wide variety of authentic Indian dishes to eat in or takeaway from its Whitechapel location. A selection of champagnes and world wines are available to compliment your meal.

16 Prescot Street, Whitechapel, London, E1 8AZ
(020) 7488 9242

Galvin Cafe a Vin

This venue is now closed.

St Botolphs Hall, 35 Spital Square, Spitalfields, London, E1 6DY
(020) 7299 0404



Jago is a relaxed restaurant that takes Southern European, Middle Eastern and Ashkenazi influences to create a variety of dishes. Seasonal highlights include grilled apples and sardines, walnuts and rainbow chard; stewed octopus, roast fennel and lovage yoghurt; and chocolate and olive oil mousse, sea salt and hazelnuts. There is also a value for money wine list as well as a selection of cocktails.

68-80 Hanbury Street, London, E1 5JL
(020) 3818 3241

Galvin La Chapelle


Galvin La Chapelle is a fine dining restaurant from the Michelin starred Galvin brothers, and is located within the Grade II listed building St Botolphs Hall. The menu typically includes classic Galvin dishes such as tagine of Squab pigeon with harrisa sauce or lasagne of Dorset crab with chanterelles and chervil.

St Botolphs Hall, 35 Spital Square, Spitalfields, London, E1 6DY
(020) 7299 0400


Lyle's is the latest restaurant by James Lowe, one of the trio behind The Young Turks.

Lyle's restaurant is a casual, all day eatery offering a simple, British food menu. Lyle's will feature a compact selection of wines that adapt with the changing menus and seasons.

56 Shoreditch High Street, Shoreditch, London, E1 6JJ
(020) 3011 5911

Marco Pierre White Steakhouse

Hilton London Syon Park, London Road, Brentford, Middlesex, TW7 6AZ
(020) 8380 1500

St John Bread and Wine


Follow your nose to the in-house bakery of St John Bread and Wine, situated in the old bank building. Choose from a range of fine pastries, a wide array of breads and, of course, a bottle of good wine. A breakfast menu is also available together with daily-changing hot meals.

94-96 Commercial Street, Spitalfields, London, E1 6LZ
(020) 3301 8069

Wright Brothers Spitalfields


Wright Brothers is a renowned group that offers quality seafood. This latest restaurant offers a unique sea to plate experience where diners can choose their live crab, lobster or oysters from the seawater tanks. Wright Brothers Spitalfields also boasts a bar specialising in gin cocktails, craft beers, ciders and prosecco on tap.

8a Lamb Street, Shoreditch, London, E1 6EA
(020) 7324 7730



Brawn features a wine list of 90 regularly changing bins alongside a food menu of British and French dishes.
Retaining many original features, Brawn has a minimalist interior with mix and match furniture sourced from east London and Parisian salvage companies.

49 Columbia Road, Shoreditch, London, E2 7RG
(020) 7729 5692


Verden is a wine bar and deli open on Clapton's Clarence Road by Ed Wyand, Tom Bell and Tom Fraser. Offering an extensive choice of wines, cheeses and charcuteries, alongside a nose-to-tail choice of dishes for lunch and dinner.

181 Clarence Road, Clapton, London, E5 8EE
(020) 8986 4723

Typing Room

Typing Room is a 40 cover restaurant within the Town Hall Hotel by Lee Westcott.
Named after the Town Hall's original typing room, the interior is an inviting environment that retains many original features dating back to 1910.

The Typing Room's menu offers innovative Modern European with sample dishes including mackerel, passion fruit, burnt cucumber & dill; pigeon smoked in pine, salt baked celeriac, lovage & hazelnut; and green tea, yoghurt & sesame.

Town Hall Hotel, Patriot Square, Bethnal Green, London, E2 9NF
(020) 7871 0461

The Empress

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



Plateau is a stylish restaurant and bar & grill with sensational views across the rooftops of Canary Wharf. Expect an impressive modern French menu, an enviable wine list, great cocktails and impeccable service.

4th Floor Canada Place, Canada Square, Canary Wharf, London, E14 5ER
(020) 7715 7100



Roka offers contemporary Japanese cuisine served within stylish and vibrant surroundings. The menu focuses on robatayki dishes which are cooked on an open charcoal grill.

4 Park Pavilion, 40 Canada Square, Canary Wharf, London, E14 5FW
(020) 7636 5228

Bleeding Heart Tavern

At the Bleeding Heart Tavern a menu of British cuisine is available with dishes including venison scotch eggs, steak, ale and mushroom pie and a spit roast.

Bleeding Heart Yard off Greville Street, Clerkenwell, London, EC1N 8SJ
(020) 7242 2056

Le Cafe du Marche


Le Cafe du Marche is located on Charterhouse Square and offers occasional live music alongside the French influenced menu.

22 Charterhouse Square, Charterhouse Mews, Barbican, London, EC1M 6AH
(020) 7608 1609

Comptoir Gascon


The French inspired Comptoir Gascon is a haven for Francophiles. Here you can dine on a classic menu which is created using fresh traditional produce and recipes.

63 Charterhouse Street, Farringdon, London, EC1M 6HA
(020) 7608 0851

The Clove Club


The Clove Club is a restaurant and bar by the team behind Upstairs at the Ten Bells. The Clove Club offers a set, five course menu of seasonal British meals. While the bar area can seat up to 40 people and offers a separate bar menu.

Shoreditch Town Hall, 380 Old Street, Shoreditch, London, EC1V 9LT
(020) 7729 6496

Club Gascon


Club Gascon is a stylish and chic restaurant that boasts a stunning grazing menu with dishes that focus on the very finest ingredients from the southwest of France. The Club Gascon dining room is elegant yet relaxed and diners are advised to order three or four dishes or be guided by the sumptuous five course seasonal tasting menu.

57 West Smithfield, Barbican, London, EC1A 9DS
(020) 7600 6144