Restaurants

Top Choice North African in East London

Berber & Q

A mouth-watering barbecue smell greets you as you enter under the railway arches into this very cool Berber-style grill house. Smoked-aubergine mezze comes loaded with garlic, sumac and juicy bursts of pomegranate, …
Top Choice Asian in East London

Yuu Kitchen

Manga images pout on the walls and birdcages dangle from the ceiling at this fun, relaxed eatery. Dishes are either bite-sized or designed to be shared, and while the focus is mainly Asian, some dishes from further …
Top Choice Modern British in East London

Typing Room

The chefs at the Typing Room couldn't get away with Ramsay-esque outbursts as their kitchen is positioned, theatre-like, at the entrance of the elegant but informal dining room. Just as well, as it might distract fr…
Top Choice Cafe in East London

Towpath

Occupying four small units on the Regent's Canal towpath, this simple cafe is a super place to sit in the sun and watch the ducks and narrowboats glide by. The coffee and food are excellent, too, with delicious cook…
Top Choice Modern British in East London

Corner Room

Someone put this baby in the corner, but we're certainly not complaining. Tucked away on the 1st floor of the Town Hall Hotel, this relaxed restaurant serves expertly crafted dishes with complex yet delicate flavour…
Seafood in East London

Smith's

Thames views through floor-to-ceiling windows distract admirably from a slightly dated ambience, as do the wonderful dishes that progress from the kitchen. The menu is enormous and while seafood dominates, there are…
Chicken in East London

Chick 'n' Sours

It's a simple scenario but a goodie: fried free-range chicken and sours served in a hip little place with crazy tiling, patterned lino and a big red neon sign. Serves are substantial and come with a variety of sauce…
Modern British in East London

Legs

It doesn't look like much, but this small, cafe-style place has developed a reputation for creating inventive dishes out of the freshest seasonal produce. Weekend brunches are legendary, while in the evening they of…
Indian in East London

Café Spice Namasté

TV chef Cyrus Todiwala has taken an old magistrates court just a 10-minute walk from Tower Hill, decorated it in carnival colours and filled it with fragrant aromas. The Parsi and Goan menu is famous for its superla…
European in East London

Brawn

There's a French feel to this relaxed corner bistro, yet the menu wanders into Italian and Spanish territory as well, and even tackles that British institution, the Sunday lunch (three courses £28). Dishes are seaso…