Hackney

  • Vin-Yard is a mash-up wine and pizza bar by Top Cuvee and Yard Sale Pizza this May

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    You could never accuse the folk at either Top Cuvee or Yard Sale on letting the grass grow under their feet. And now, the two hardest grafters in town are teaming up for what promises to be an epic collaboration.

    Vin-Yard will take over the basement space at Yard Sale Pizza's Hackney Road location. It will be, they say "the perfect marriage of wine bar and pizza parlour. Top Cuvée have come up

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  • Pophams Bakery opens a new site in Victoria Park Village

    Pophams Bakery to open a new site in Victoria Park Village

    Updated 5/4/22 with opening date

    After expanding to a Hackney restaurant in 2019 that served handmade pasta in the evenings, the exciting news is that a third Pophams site is on the way, this time in Victoria Park Village, announced on Instagram (and initially spotted by Eater).

    London’s Pophams Bakery has had a cult-like following ever since the 2017

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  • HOKO are launching a Hong Kong French toast and milk tea kiosk at Westgate St Market in Hackney

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    If you need something to lure you out of the house on a Saturday then this new stall at Hackney's Westgate St Market could be just the thing.

    HOKO have been selling their Hong Kong milk tea online for a while now and they supply places like Three Uncles and Pleasant Lady. But now you can try their signature teas alongside a whole range of Hong Kong-style French toast from their new

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  • Provisions is bringing cheese and wine to Hackney with their second shop

    Provisions is bringing cheese and wine to Hackney with their second shop

    28/2/22 - Updated with more info and the opening date

    Here at Hot Dinners, we've long been fans of the Holloway Road cheese and wine shop Provisions, which kept us well supplied in pâté and Dusty Knuckle potato sourdough throughout most of the lockdowns. So we're so pleased to hear that they're expanding, opening a second shop in Hackney.

    "The second

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  • Mao Chow is moving and transforming into Facing Heaven

    Mao Chow is moving and transforming into Facing Heaven

    Vegan restaurant Mao Chow has come to an end - but Facing Heaven is rising to take its place.

    Julian Denis, the man behind Mao Chow, has closed that restaurant in Hackney but is opening just around the corner in a new guise. It's a bigger space which means that they can do a little more with the menu, broadening their influences to take in Cantonese, Yunnan and Shaanxi cuisines as well

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  • Test Driving Cafe Cecilia - Max Rocha's winning Hackney restaurant

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    We head to Hackney to try Max Rocha's Cafe Cecilia, a real hidden gem that's definitely worth crossing town for.  

  • Hackney Bridge Kitchens takes the party inside (and adds lots more food)

    Hackney Bridge Kitchens takes the party inside (and adds lots more food)

    Throughout summer, Hackney Bridge has been entertaining in its courtyard - but now it's heading inside as the indoor dining hall, Hackney Bridge Kitchens, is finally getting ready to launch. 

    All this comes with a host of new (and returning) food stalls, which include:

    • Bakes N Stuffingz -  serving jerk pork, jerk
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  • Peg is back in Hackney for the first time in 18 months

    Peg is back in Hackney for the first time in 18 months

    Another restaurant that's been closed since March 2020 is making a triumphant return. This time it's the turn of Peg, the Hackney restaurant from the people behind P Franco and Bright, who have just announced their reopening date. The last time we saw them, it was mainly an a la carte affair, all centred around the pegs (aka yakitori) of their name. They did pop up at Bright last August - but this is

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  • Supa Ya are finally launching their permanent ramen bar in Dalston

    Supa Ya are finally launching their permanent ramen bar 

    For the past few years they've been running supperclubs and residencies, but now Supa Ya Ramen are finally getting ready to open their first permanent restaurant. They had originally been looking to launch one back in March 2020 but, well, we all know what happened then. Now, however, the time has finally come for them to launch properly on Kingsland Road. 

    As with their pop-ups, you

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  • Fin + Flounder are launching a seafood shack in Netil market

    Fin + Flounder are launching a seafood shack in Netil market

    Fancy a lobster muffin for brunch? Then the new shack from Fin and Founder is for you. 

    Up until now, they're best known as a fishmonger on Broadway Market (and they also supply London's restaurants like Brat, for their turbot, Lyles, Smoking Goat and more). Now they're trying something new - but they're not going far to do so. They'll be launching Bar Flounder, just around the

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  • Tuck Shop is Hackney Wick's new grocer and bottle shop on Fish Island

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    Hackney Week residents looking for somewhere locally to buy groceries and household goods that are ethical and sustainable now have a new place to shop. Tuck Shop, which opened its doors last weekend on Fish Island, is what's being described as a "consciously curated general store, butcher and drink-in bottle shop".

    What that means is you can pick up everything from ethically-sourced dairy and meat items to bread from

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  • The Ethical Butcher kicks off a residency at Hackney's Spurstowe Arms

    The Ethical Butcher kicks off a residency at Hackney's Spurstowe Arms

    They've popped up at the pub before in the guise of Ground Burger, and now The Ethical Butcher is back for a full residency at The Spurstowe Arms in Hackney. 

    The Ethical Butcher, as the name gives away, has a specific focus on the highest ethical standards of meat production. So that means meat that's outdoor-reared, with minimal intervention,

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  • Test Driving Hackney Coterie - a wine-focused haven in Hackney

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    The man behind Lyon's has teamed up with a Sommelier to launch this new wine-focused restaurant/bar in Hackney. We head down for a look. 

  • Andi Oliver's Wadadli Kitchen and Roadside land in Hackney

    Andi Oliver's Wadadli Kitchen and Roadside land in Hackney

    It's popped up before, last seen at the Crooked Billet, but now Andi Oliver's Wadadli Kitchen has its own space for a 12-month run in Hackney - and it's added a roadside diner too. 

    First up is Wadadli Kitchen, That's all about communal dining, primarily on a covered terrace space. There, they'll be focusing on two dishes - the Caribbean spiced Seafood Boil, with shrimps, mussels, crab

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  • Two More Years is a new sustainability focused bar and restaurant in Hackney Wick

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    Hackney Wick is home to a new sustainability-focused space called Two More Years, encouraging locally sourced dining and drinking, as well as artistic endeavours.

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