East London Food & Culture



Patchworks: the most surprising new venue in East London?

This inspiring converted warehouse is cafe, bar, pop-up restaurant and art gallery all in one


6 new openings: Leytonstone, Walthamstow & Hackney Wick

More than half a dozen fresh ideas for weekend jaunts across our patch of East London, from E17 to E11 and E3


So you’ve never been to…Bromley’s Cafe and Deli E10

Walk to this newish spot at Baker’s Arms this weekend for artisan coffee, tasty brunch and decent-value lunch


So you’ve never been to…The Duke, Wanstead

It’s arguably Wanstead’s best food pub, right? Plus two more brilliant boozers to visit in E11’s leafiest corner


Eight Things We Learnt This Week: tulips, trails, terraces – and a wine bar

Plus: an ex-Ivy team are transforming the Hitchcock Hotel into a destination pub and restaurant


Jellied Eel at Strange Brew: sunset cocktails on Francis are here

Sure it was arctic, but that didn’t stop a full house from enjoying the boozy new Francis Road pop-up


Three local bars we’re glad have reopened

Yes, we know pubs and restaurants are back in biz. But this crafty trio has found a way too


Six Things We Learnt This Week – from pop-ups to geese in trees

Phlox, Crate Brewery, Yard Sale, Yardarm, Marmelo: tips and observations for the last few days of lockdown


So you’ve never been to… Oceano, Leyton High Road

This Leyton High Road institution boasts some flavour-packed surf and turf dishes – with just one exception