Nordic neighbours to the likes of Fika in Shoreditch, Rök is a Swedish smokehouse restaurant and bar influenced by the drinking and dining cultures of Northern Europe. True to its name, the food at Rök, which means ‘smoke' in Swedish, draws upon techniques such as brining, pickling and smoking, applying them to top quality British ingredients.
Influenced by her Cypriot family upbringing and her mums traditional Turkish cooking, Oklava, meaning rolling pin in Turkish, is the first solo restaurant from Selin Kiazim(Kopapa).
Inspired by a road trip to Mexico City (a.k.a Distrito Federal), and the USA, DF Mexico started as an experiment in 2014 at The Old Truman Brewery.
Fika, is an east London institution, located right next to the yellow Bagel Shop on Brick Lane. The uniquely authentic Swedish Bar & Kitchen is famous for its meatballs, as well as being one of the coolest hang outs for cheap food and good vibes in Shoreditch.
Dishoom draws on the heritage and tradition of the old Bombay Café’s which opened early last century by Persian immigrants, with an all-day menu paying homage to the food of Mumbai. You get a real feel of Mumbai, with an interior reflecting the British colonisation in Bombay, with whirring ceiling fans, low-level lighting and walls adored with vintage Indian magazine ads, transforming you back to the 1960’s.
Kingsland Road is arguably one of the most exciting streets for a bite to eat in Shoreditch and Bones makes for no exception. This all day restaurant comes from Joff and Simeon Goodman, the guys behind the fabulous organic and fairtrade store, The Grocery.
Shaking up lunchtime rituals all the way from South Africa, Bunnychow is the latest craze in casual dining. These filled loafs pack a big flavour punch and finally find themselves in their first permanent space after first making their mark on the streets in a food truck.
One of our all-time favourite Supper Club success stories is The Clove Club. Starting out as a private dining club in Dalston, the Young Turks upgraded to a brief residency Upstairs at the Ten Bells before undergoing one of the most successful crowd-sourcing campaigns we’ve seen, to open The Clove Club.
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