If you want a bite to eat or a few drinks...
58 Bethnal Green Road, London E1 6JW
Great buzzy and attractive Burmese restaurant situated on the edge of Shoreditch. A large comfortable bar, with seating down one side and standing on the other, is the main centre piece to this cool and funky bar/restaurant with eating booths that adorn both sides of the venue for the more slightly intimate eating experience.
Contemporary wood and metals interior bring this space right up to date, with cool layed back colours, patterned furniture and a slant towards relaxed chic
With giant oversized windows that let the daylight spill in or the vibe of a night out in Shoreditch to get you in the mood, the atmosphere is set.
The food here’s is spectacular, its affordable and offers slightly unusual curries with slightly unusual spices that give it a slightly unusual twist (in a very good way) which all made it a pleasure to eat here.
Can’t wait to go back!
Highly recommended by www.ificould.co.uk
70 Exmouth Market, Clerkenwell, London EC1R 4QP
Stylish retro, pub/restaurant, with a well thought-out old-school meets modern vibe brought to like by retro-cool décor to the original seventies furniture.Situated right at the end (or the beginning depending on where you start!) of super cool Exmouth Market, which is bursting with cool little independent restaurants and bars, Coin Laundry definitely belongs.
With a manageable but top quality menu and a great specials board that changes daily, choose from fresh and delicious gourmet classic dishes such as prawn cocktail, deep fried sprats, Chicken Kiev, Cauliflower cheese etc.. and all created in the open kitchen as you watch.
Open all day for breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner, the seating is limited, so please book in advance, there are even less places to sit if you just want a drink (or handmade cocktail) at the long bar and if you do mange to get a table then your always welcome to sample their wide array of retro cocktails with modern twists or their collection of tasty craft beer.
A great place to spend your time at, eat, drinking or just catching up with friends/family. All welcome!
13 Westbourne Terrace Rd, London W2 6NG
An charming little Theatre pub and Canal Café Theatre right on the waters edge at Little Venice.
This is the perfect place to stop off at if you have been strolling along the Regent canal all day and want to take stock or simply enjoy a cold pint or tasty G&T etc...
With lush vintage chandeliers and roaring winter fires (if you visit in Winter) and lovely outside dining area with gorgeous canal views (if you visit in Summer) this place has something for all ages, and you can even go and see an original play or comedy gig upstairs in the cosy little theatre, if your lucky enough to bag a seat.
Serving affordable Classic British Gourmet pub food, like Handmade Scotch egg with HP sauce, a selection of combination handmade burgers, Devon crab cakes and Giant Sunday Roasts with all the trimmings (we had the Lamb, deee-lish!) put it this way, you wont leave hungry and you will have earned it for walking along the water so far!
The drink selection includes a large range of craft beers & cask ales, classic pub sprits and good quality international wines.
A great little stop-gap to re-charge your battery before you carry on.
119 Newington Causeway, London SE1 6BN
Otherwise known as the ‘EC’ this retro styled cosy little pub with a small outdoor space is a revamped drinking spot situated on the ground floor of a listed 1966 apartment building.
It's also well known for playing its part as the prequel and the after-party venue for the internationally recognised Ministry of Sound night club (which is literally just a stone’s throw away) and where it is alleged the UK garage & dance scene was created.
It’s currently full of trendy young-things (mostly from UAL: University of the Arts, right opposite) who all seem up for a really good time but without being pretentious in any way. There is a great buzzy and friendly vibe, plenty of seating areas both in and out doors and there is a great booze and spirits selection, there’s even decent bar snacks, should you wish to line your stomach!
Great little boozer to get you in the mood!
96 Rodney Road, London SE17 1BG
Diogenes the Greek philosopher and the founder of Cynicism with an inquisitive nature, has been used as the inspiration for this local quirky name wine and charcutier bar
Situated amongst the numerous brand-new sky scrapers and newly generated Elephant & Castle neighbourhood, this attractive and cosy little wine bar fits in well.
Serving a wide an unusual collection of delicious wines with a focus on interesting and emerging regions like Poland, Eastern Europe and some of the more uncommon American States such as Texas, its great fun trtying wines you may have never come across before.
The contemporary interiors (Matt Blue/Grey) are comfortable, relaxing and homely, with individual tables dotted about creating a feeling of space and openness.
Prices range from reasonable to top end and you can even buy a bottle or tweo of your favourites from the shop to take home.
The food menu is limited to a small cheese and charcuterie selection (from the award-winning Cannon & Cannon restaurant and Deli in Brixton Village).
Sophisticated, chic, stylish, relaxing and warm and friendly staff, what’s not to like?