• Flor's amazing lardy buns are now being sold at Dalston's Snackbar

    flor pastries snackbar dalston

    Well, this is a red-letter day for anyone who's been hankering after a Lardy Bun from Flor or the sourdough from Lyle's. We're still waiting to hear when they're returning from lockdown, but from today they'll be selling Flor pastries and the sourdough bread from Lyle's at Dalston's Snackbar.

    Posting on their Instagram account, Snackbar founder Freddie said: "If you’ve ever had their bread and butter at Lyle’s, or those lardy buns from Flor,

  • Little Duck Home Kitchen is the home version of The Picklery in Dalston

    Little Duck Home Kitchen is the home version of the Picklery in Hackney

    As we now know, restaurants aren't going to return in any kind of dine-in version until July at the earliest, so there will be an increasing amount hoping to (at least temporarily) morph into an at-home service. The latest of these is Little Duck - The Picklery who have just launched Little Duck Home Kitchen. 

    The Dalston restaurant, from the people behind Ducksoup and Rawduck, have launched

  • Angelina in Dalston is launching a Friday delivery feast

    Angelina in Dalston is launching a Friday delivery feast

    They've been busy preparing meals for the vulnerable in Hackney and now Angelina in Dalston are ready to kick off their new delivery service. The restaurant, which was highly recommended by Jay Rayner, will continue to prepare meals Monday - Thursday

  • Mamapen sets up a Cambodian residency at Dalston's Prince Arthur

    Mamapen sets ups a Cambodian residency at Dalston's Prince Arthur

    In these times of restricted flight policies, know that you can taste the food of Cambodia much closer to home: specifically, at the recently resurrected The Prince Arthur pub in London Fields. During the pub’s year of closure, it consulted with its neighbours as to what exactly residents wanted and has relaunched with the desired focus on community gatherings and independent, yet traditional pub spirit. Fitting

  • Supper club ANAN kicks off at Allpress with a restaurant incoming

    Supper club ANAN kicks off at Allpress with a restaurant incoming

    Updated 24/2/20 with extended dates

    Lovers of coffee and hummus should sit up: we have news of a supper club that's specifically focused on everyone’s favourite chickpea dip.

    If you’ve ever had the good fortune to visit the Middle East, you’ll appreciate how different their freshly made hummus is compared to versions we purchase in supermarkets, but whether you have or not, ANAN is the supper club

  • Filthy Buns unleash their short rib and biscoffy peanut butter burger

    Filthy buns unleash their Short Rib & Biscoffy Peanut Butter Burger 

    Yes, today is the last day of Veganuary. And if you've been very good all month and it's not a permanent lifestyle choice for you - you might be looking forward to a change tomorrow. If that's the case then it looks like Filthy Buns in Dalston might have just the thing for you. 

    That behemoth above is the short rib and Bicoffy peanut butter burger. That's a 45-day, dry-aged beef patty,

  • Test Driving Oren - a warm fug of hospitality on Dalston's Shacklewell Lane

    oren restaurant review dalston london

    Having popped up in residencies across town, Tel Aviv chef Oded Oren has settled on Dalston for his permanent and hospitable home.

  • Brewdog team up with Biff’s Jack Shack to make BrewDog Dalston their first vegan bar

    biffs jack shack opens at brewdog dalston

    If beer and burgers are a match made in heaven, then vegan beer and vegan burgers must be the equivalent of nirvana for East London. That's presumably the thought process behind a new collaboration between BrewDog and Biff's Jack Shack.

    The two companies have teamed up to make the brewer's Dalston location the group's first wholly vegan bar. So they'll be serving up vegan jackfruit based ‘junk’ food along with an exclusively

  • Draughts is turning the old Shanghai/F Cooke site in Dalston into a board games paradise

    draughts opens on Kingsland high street where shanghai used to be

    From pies and mash, to Chinese food, and now to board games and cocktails - 41 Kingsland High Street has had quite the history. For years it was the site of F Cooke pie and mash shop - leaving it a legacy of gorgeous tiled interiors and winning it a Grade II listing. More recently it was home to the Shanghai Chinese restaurant and karaoke spot. ...

  • Filthy Buns are bringing their burgers to Dalston's Three Compasses

    Filthy Buns are bringing their burgers to Dalston's Three Compasses 

    Dalston has a new burger bar, setting up shop in The Three Compasses. Filthy Buns, led by exec chef John Gladwell, will be settling down for a residency in the pub following their start on the street food scene.  

    Here's what's on offer:

    • Cheesy House (£8) - The ‘house’ cheeseburger. 45-day, dry-aged beef patty, double cheese (red & swiss)
  • Oded Oren is opening his own restaurant Oren in Dalston

    Oded Oren is opening his own restaurant Oren in DalstonAfter multiple residencies across town, Oded Oren is opening his own restaurant in Dalston. Expect Mediterranean food with a touch of Tel Aviv. 

  • Red Hand in Dalston has some compelling cheese toasties you'll want to try

    red hand cheese toasties dalston london

    Here at Hot Dinners, we're particularly partial to a good cheese toastie, so news of a whole bunch of them hitting a menu in East London certainly got our attention.

    Red Hand opened earlier this year on Stoke Newington High Street - the bar serves craft beer and cocktails on tap, focuses on natural wines and small batch spirits.

    In the kitchen is chef Rebecca Lever from I Will Kill Again and she's the one responsible for their

  • Wingstop hit up Dalston's Kingsland High Street as their second London location

    wingstop opening on kingsland high street in dalstonEast London chicken wing fans are in for a treat as the US giant Wingstop picks Dalston's Kingsland High Street for its second location in London.

  • Allpress launches Allpress Lates with Max's Sandwich Shop, Snackbar, Rochelle Canteen and more

    AllPress launches AllPress lates with Max's Sandwich Shop, Snackbar, Rochelle Canteen and more

    This year, Allpress Espresso is 30 years old and they're teaming up with some impressive restaurants and chefs to celebrate. They're launching Allpress Lates at their Dalston roastery with chef and restaurant takeovers all through summer, with the garden opening into the evening for the first time. 

    All are free to head along to and here's who's taking

  • The Dusty Knuckle Bakery are putting on Pizza Nights this summer


    Over in Dalston, the folks at bakers Dusty Knuckle have had a busy old week. Three days they said goodbye to their old bread oven, installed a new one, plus they've spent this month making their own wood fired oven.

    What all that means to you is the return of Dusty Knuckle's Pizza Nights. So, every Friday and Saturday evening this summer they'll be serving up their own pizzas along with dough balls, green salads, olives and carafes of wine and prosecco along


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