OLD STREET RESTAURANTS & BARS
A Mark Hix restaurant with iconic Damien Hurst cow and chicken displayed specifically for the restaurant. Simple but tasty menu.
OZONE COFFEE ROASTERS
This great cafe is set in an industrial-cool building and it features cold press, traditional espresso drinks as well as delicious eggy breakfasts.
THE CLOVE CLUB
If you get hungry, head to The Clove Club, a private dining club that offers excellent British cuisine food along with good music and charming ambience.
This is the place to come to if you are into sports since it features four plasma screen TVs constantly showing sports. Otherwise, if you rather not watch football or polo, head to the outdoor area and watch the street-passers by on Old Street.
THE JONES FAMILY PROJECT
International-inspired multifunctional bar-restaurant, which fuels Shoreditch’s creatives from breakfast until bedtime. Meat & steak dishes in a sleek basement restaurant with funky upstairs bar.
Grafitti style art on the walls and excellent service. Complimentary tea and watermelon at the end is exactly what is needed after trying the extensive menu of pho, noodles, summer rolls and fresh fish.
ENOTECA DA LUCA
Each of these attractive wine bars has its own distinct character and menu but the house style, which simply relies on great Italian ingredients and wines, should bring out the Latin lover in everyone.
European influences meet British Charm with this slick, ‘cavernous’ space several notches up from your usual tavern.
Camino’s infectious spirit soon rubs off; before you know it, some tapas and a glass of fino quickly turns into a discovery of Spain’s eating and drinking.
The most sophistication you can find between two kebab shops on a roundabout. A speakeasy-style cocktail bar underneath the adjacent shops, serving the best cocktail creations in town.
THE SLAUGHTERED LAMB
Great atmosphere, live bands, excellent wine! Sometimes you see the cast of Eastenders and Ed Sheeran in here.
ON THE BAB
Korean food fans are bound to fall head over heels for On The Bab. This relaxed eatery specialises in Korean-style rice dishes including Kimchi Arancini and seafood stews, while the setting is pure Shoreditch with exposed brickwork and low-hanging lights.
THE SINGER TAVERN
This penumbral, louche gin joint lurks in the basement of Singer Tavern, originally home to the world-renowned British sewing machine brand of that ilk.
Featuring a large open-plan bar and plenty of outdoor seating, it’s geared towards the young City crowd whose office doorsteps it sits on, and those looking for something a little tamer than the edgy joints the area is famous for.
A former police station, turned bottle shop and bar. Pass the front-room ‘liquor store’, stacked high with beers, wines, spirits and mixological gear and you’ll find a wood-panelled drinking parlour. In a further space upstairs, TT also hosts supper clubs and pairs cocktails with cult movie screenings:
PRIDE OF SPITALFIELDS
This supremely unpretentious little boozer continues to thrive just off Brick Lane. its modest charms seemingly not appealing to the whinnying fashionistas of Shoreditch, or the suited-and-booted, city curry hunters.
A covered all-year roof terrace, regular alfresco classic film screenings, generous happy hours and weekend house parties for sharp-dressing honeys are among the reasons to make a beeline for this buzzy mid-market hive.
A loft-style space a short walk from Old Street station. Expect the highest quality meat from Phillip Warren in Cornwall for unbeatable value and always lots of fun.
It’s 20 years since London’s first Nobu launched on Park Lane and almost as long since Shoreditch became a destination with a ragtag of cooler-than-thou bars clustered around Old Street.