Originating in Paris, Mama Shelter has spread throughout the world and has finally landed in London too. If you're unfamiliar with them, they're best described as cut-price accommodation with a bit of party central downstairs, all from the family that co-founded Club Med. We stayed in the Paris Mama Shelter earlier this year and found it to be a very handy base in the
With pizza restaurants in Finsbury Park, Clapton, Walthamstow and Leyton - it's now time for Hackney Road to join the Yard sale Gang. And there are some new calzones on the menu...
In Islington's Compton Arms, they have the very popular Four Legs residency (which we Test Drove recently). Now the Compton Arms' sister pub The Gun in Hackney has brought in a long term food residency Anju - which they're hoping will be a similar success.
Anju - which already has a residency at Blend in Green Lanes -
The original Clapton restaurant has been a big success - so much so that My Neighbours The Dumplings are about to open in Victoria Park. Once again, it's all about the dumplings - and they're very, very good.
A top cocktail bar and casual dining room side by side provide the perfect evening out in East London.
Expect all the carbs at Pophams Bakery's new Richmond Road space - with the open kitchen turning out viennoiserie by day and pasta by night.
Two friends, Holly and Alice, are behind the new launch, bringing with them experience at Cornerstone and in the coffee world at AllPress and Monmouth.
If you're a fan of Le Bun and missed their recent Shoreditch pop-up - then another chance is incoming with a new residency at the Sebright Arms. They'll have all the usual French/American inspired burgers, as well as special events including a Wednesday offer of a bucket of Old Blue Last beer and hot wings for £10
The menu includes...
East London fish & chips family swap out their all vegan joint for fried chicken instead.
This 12 seat noodle bar in Hackney will be serving up meat free Chinese classics
The people behind P Franco do an all counter dining restaurant
Modern British at Hackney Arts Centre
Comfortably riding the vegan wave, We Are Vegan Everything is a vegan cafe in Hackney from the same people behind Camden Market vegan bakery, Cupcakes and Shhht.
The P Franco team's empire continues to expand. This, their third opening, will take over the former Legs restaurant on Morning Lane with an all counter dining and drinking space.
It's most definitely the time of year where everyone's searching for something seriously hearty to eat - and a month-long pop-up in Hackney aims to provide just that. Cassoulet Nights - as the name suggests - focuses on rural French cooking. The chef in charge of things is Jacob Rosen - the former Head Chef of Pitt Cue. He's teamed up with Quite Nice Wines to provide the perfect winter combo.
They'll be taking over Apiary Studios on Hackney Road
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