Food & Drink

Popping up and cropping up in Hackney Downs

Popping up and cropping up in Hackney Downs

Buying a house can be a stressful experience.  Hectic enough with packing, renovations, vulpine estate agents and being able to afford the bloody thing, let alone deciding to throw undercover events for all and sundry in your new living room. But this is exactly what Gabriel Prokofiev has done. Grandson of Russian composer Sergei Prokofiev, […]

Creperie du Monde – Parisian Street Food with World Influences

Creperie du Monde – Parisian Street Food with World Influences

  Whether you agree with The Guardian’s assessment of Chatsworth Road as the ‘frontline of Hackney’s gentrification’ or find it to be grossly unfair, glib labeling, misleading and unhelpful, one thing is clear: there are fewer greater manifestations of the change in the atmosphere of the borough in general than the continental influence on our […]

Restaurant Review: Sheba – Restores One’s Faith in Banglatown

Restaurant Review: Sheba – Restores One’s Faith in Banglatown

A Londoner’s healthy scepticism and a doleful warning from our trusty well-thumbed Timeout London Eating and Drinking Guide (2004 Edition) stating that ‘there’s very little now that’s pukka to be found in “Banglatown”, and the general standard of food is pretty low’ has kept me away from the majority of curry houses on Brick lane. […]

Review: Rattlesnake @ Angel – The Thinking Londoner’s Bar

Review: Rattlesnake @ Angel – The Thinking Londoner’s Bar

  You might be forgiven for thinking initially that a bar called The Rattlesnake, Dublin-born designer Paul Daly’s newest venture, is only the latest in a long line of Tex Mex eateries and watering holes peppering Islington’s Upper Street. You wouldn’t be forgiven for long though, not once you’d set foot inside the door. Initial […]

A Persian Vegan Peasant Hidden Dinner – Saturday 21st May

A Persian Vegan Peasant Hidden Dinner – Saturday 21st May

Tahdig with Sibzamini (potato) Another epicurean delight from the people behind Hackney’s sought after vegan pop up dinner. It kicks off with a welcome drink and canapés. Remember, it’s BYOB! This month it’s a Persian fest. To start.. Barini esfanaj sauteed baby leaf spinach finished with yogurt and sumac dust Zucchini dolmeh Slow baked zucchini […]