You may be wondering does Hackney really need another pizza place? Certainly, the team behind Nebula, which opened at the weekend, are very much hoping it does.
This new pizza, beer and cocktail joint has taken over the space on Hackney Road where ABQ used to be. It's a large site - with room for 200 pizza lovers. And the fact that it also has a large courtyard won't hurt it at all in the current times.
The team behind it are Nate Brown (owner
One of London's best loved cafes reopens for business today. The announcement that Hackney's Towpath Cafe would reopen will surely be met with joy by its legions of fans. In a post on their website, owners Lori De Mori and Laura Jackson said that from this morning they'd be open Thursday through to Sunday.
In addition to their gorgeous breakfasts and lunch dishes, they'll be doing a dinner service on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. "One
27/8/20 - updated with details of an extended residency
After being without Tomos Parry's excellent Brat restaurant for a few months - it returned in two different incarnations.
Over the past month, one of the huge successes of post-lockdown pivoting has been the Brat x Climpson’s Arch residency. It saw Parry going back to his roots as he had previously been in the kitchen there
One of the big new openings of 2019 has announced its reopening - but it's not quite the same as when it left. Silo, Douglas McMaster's no-waste restaurant in Hackney Wick, is going to temporarily return as a wine bar - the Silo X Wine Bar, to be precise.
The menu - continuing to be a no-waste affair - has been reconfigured a little and includes:
During the lockdown, Shoreditch's Michelin-starred restaurant Leroy pivoted to create a chicken delivery service in the shape of Royale. But now the restaurant is back up and running, the questions was - what will happen to Royale? Now we know, as they're carrying on serving up chicken, this time in a Hackney residency at the East London Liquor Co.
The menu remains the same - rotisserie
Need a reason to feel good about staying in town for the summer? Well how about the fact that top chef Nuno Mendes is about to start doing weekend brunches in De Beauvoir?
The Chiltern Firehouse chef will be stepping in to launch a brunch menu at his local pub, The Scolt Head. And, God, it does sound good.
As you might expect, eggs are a recurrent theme. So you'll find them teamed with:
They've been popping up across town and even have a lockdown DIY kit - but now Treats Club Dessert Bar are settling down with their first permanent shop in Hackney.
If you're yet to come across them, then the key thing you need to know is that
With so many restaurants in London reopening for deliveries, it's hard to get noticed. But one Hackney spot has, we think, got quite an unusual proposition.
The Waterhouse Project opened its doors for the first time just pre-lockdown. Its owner, chef Gabriel Waterhouse (ex-Galvin La Chapelle) had just moved from a supperclub scenario, to what he was calling 'social fine dining' in a permanent restaurant in East
Chef Luke Findlay's ramen supperclub puts down permanent roots in Hackney.
With Loafing Cafe now back up and running in Hackney, they're already launching their first post-lockdown pop-up.
La Pilarica is a Mexican pop-up created by Federico Perez Diaz and Michael Kutziola, The pair originally met at Frankie’s Bar and Grill in Selfridges back in 2010 - have worked together since, both in restaurants and street food stalls - although this will be their
Hackney folk wondering when popular restaurant Silver Lining will be reopening should put this coming Wednesday in their diary. But, when the doors do reopen, it'll be quite a different kind of place.
The intention is to turn it into the UK's first wine bar focused entirely on orange wine. In its first phase, it'll open this week as a takeaway bottle shop with over 30 varieties of orange wine to choose
Before lockdown, the Pembury Tavern in Hackney had built up quite the reputation for its pizzas. Now, they're back and post-lockdown are launching as their own delivery pizza brand, Ace Pizza. It'll still be based in the pub, but the menu has been given something of an overhaul while the team have been away.
All the pizzas will be from 48hr cold-fermented dough and the menu includes:
Challenging though the lockdown has been, every now and again it delivers a ray of sunshine and this new opening in Hackney Wick is certainly it.
From The Ashes BBQ comes from three chefs - Frank Fellows, Martin Anderson and Curtis Bell who had been left unemployed due to the lockdown and decided to started their own business, having all met previously when they worked at Temper.
The good news is that Padella is going to be doing pasta deliveries from this weekend. The bad news is that, to begin with, you have to be in either Hackney or Islington to avail yourself of the service.
If you do happen to be in either of those boroughs then you can order up one of two pasta kits to cook up at home in less than five minutes. The options are their famous pappardelle beef shin ragu, which Grace
The mighty BAO has entered the food delivery game, with a twist. We take the brand new Rice Error for a Test Drive.
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