Restaurants

Top Choice Steak in Clerkenwell, Shoreditch & Spitalfields

Foxlow

This lovely brasserie builds on the extensive experience of its founders (of Hawksmoor fame), who always put the quality of their ingredients centre stage. You can therefore expect succulent dry-aged steaks from Gin…
Top Choice Vegetarian in Clerkenwell, Shoreditch & Spitalfields

Gate

The Gate can probably take a lot of credit for elevating vegetarian cuisine from uninspiring side dishes to starring in its own culinary right. Blending influences from India, the Middle East and Jewish traditions, …
Top Choice Italian in Clerkenwell, Shoreditch & Spitalfields

Polpo

Occupying a sunny spot on semipedestrianised Cowcross St, this sweet little place serves rustic Venetian-style meatballs, pizzette (small pizzas), grilled meat and fish dishes. Portions are larger than your average …
Top Choice Steak in Clerkenwell, Shoreditch & Spitalfields

Hawksmoor

You could easily miss discreetly signed Hawksmoor, but confirmed carnivores will find it worth seeking out. The dark wood, bare bricks and velvet curtains make for a handsome setting in which to gorge yourself on th…
Gastronomy in Clerkenwell, Shoreditch & Spitalfields

Clove Club

From humble origins as a supper club in a Dalston flat, the Clove Club has transformed into this incredibly impressive Michelin-starred restaurant in Shoreditch Town Hall. Hold onto your hats as you're taken on a cu…
Thai in Clerkenwell, Shoreditch & Spitalfields

Som Saa

This ever-popular Thai restaurant has come a long way from its early days as a pop-up shop. The menu is relatively short, with a selection of curries, grilled dishes, salads and stir-fries, but the food is authentic…
Modern European in Clerkenwell, Shoreditch & Spitalfields

Fifteen

It would be easy to dismiss Jamie Oliver’s nonprofit restaurant as a gimmick if it weren't so good. It's here the chef pioneered his apprenticeship program that has young chefs from disadvantaged backgrounds train w…
French in Clerkenwell, Shoreditch & Spitalfields

Galvin La Chapelle

For lashings of la-di-da with an extra serve of ooh la la, you can't beat the incredibly grand surrounds of this soaring Victorian hall, inhabited by bow-tied and waistcoated waitstaff and very well-heeled guests. T…
Fish & Chips in Clerkenwell, Shoreditch & Spitalfields

Poppie's

This glorious recreation of a 1950s East End chippy comes complete with waitstaff in pinnies and hairnets, and Blitz memorabilia. As well as the usual fishy suspects, it does old-time London staples – jellied eels a…
Cafe in Clerkenwell, Shoreditch & Spitalfields

Ozone Coffee Roasters

During the day this Kiwi-run cafe is full of artsy types hunched over their computers and new-media mavens appropriating booth seats for impromptu meetings. Coffee is Ozone's raison d'être (each preparation – latte,…