No matter what the latest trend or experiment in food and drink, you’ll find it in the many restaurants in Shoreditch and neighbouring Hoxton. Whether Michelin-starred dining, Indian street food, Shoreditch fish and chips or breakfast classics, grab a table at the best restaurants in Shoreditch and Hoxton for a memorable meal.
Best Shoreditch restaurants
Delight in carefully grilled meats, fish and vegetables sourced from trusted producers at Brat. Sample the likes of roasted oysters, roast duck or the signature grilled whole turbot from the eclectic menu devised by Tomos Parry, who helped make Mayfair restaurant Kitty Fisher's a success.
Location: 4 Redchurch St, London E1 6JL
Burro e Salvia
Shop, eat or learn at Burro e Salvia, with a changing menu of fresh pasta dishes, a food store and weekly classes. Bringing a true taste of Italy to Shoreditch, this small eatery places the emphasis on the pasta in dishes such as the signature Agnolotti Cavour al Burro e Salvi featuring beef, pork and spinach-filled ravioli.
Location: 52 Redchurch St, London E2 7DP
Take advantage of amazing value steaks in a buzzing atmosphere at Flat Iron. It has a no-reservations policy, but a clever alert system makes everything go smoothly. Steaks here are cooked sous-vide to ensure perfect results and great flavour, no matter how you like your meat.
Location: 77 Curtain Rd, London EC2A 3BS
Get a taste of India, with street food-style bites at Dishoom in Shoreditch. A great choice for weekend brunch with a twist, find the likes of The Big Bombay or a bacon naan roll; or go for the authentic Parsi keema. The all-day menu includes a host of vegan, gluten-free and dairy-free choices at this no-reservations spot.
Location: 7 Boundary St, London E2 7JE
Indulge in a daily-changing menu of modern British fare at Lyle’s, which features among the World’s Top 50 Restaurants list. Chef James Lowe conjures up creative morsels in a four-course set dinner menu or an à la carte lunch option at this relaxed eatery just off Shoreditch High Street.
Location: Tea Building, 56 Shoreditch High St, London E1 6GY
Spot the Soho House influence everywhere you look at this hip pizza joint. Pizza East is perfect for a fun night out and great pizzas right on Shoreditch High Street. Other dishes are available, but you should really opt for its wood-fired pizzas topped with classic Italian ingredients.
Location: 56A Shoreditch High St, London E1 6JJ
One of the hottest vegan restaurants in London, this non-profit eatery is all about making a difference through the power of plants. The mouthwatering menu at Unity Diner includes dishes such as their award-winning tofish and chips, bbq pork loaded fries and the dirty loaded jammy doughnut.
Location: 60 Wentworth St, London E1 7AL
Smoking Goat Shoreditch
Prepare your tastebuds for spicy northern Thai “beer food” at this buzzy venue near Shoreditch High Street station. Featuring fiery dishes such as duck laab or jungle-style chicken livers, alongside more forgiving options including goat shoulder massaman, Smoking Goat Shoreditch is not for the faint-hearted.
Location: 64 Shoreditch High St, London E1 6JJ
Wander a few yards from Brick Lane to admire the 4.5-ton Texan smoker that gives Smokestak the authentic rich taste in its grilled meats, fish and veggies. For a true Deep South experience, try the crispy ox cheek starter with the house Dalston lager and follow with the signature brisket.
Location: 35 Sclater St, London E1 6LB
Round up your friends and enjoy an array delicious dishes such as grilled seabream and chicken chifa bites from their set menu at this innovative Peruvian restaurant in London Spitaldfields. Alternatively, keep things simple at Andina by opting for its reasonably priced street food, ceviche and grilled meat and fish in a lively setting.
Location: 60-62 Commercial St, London E1 6LT
When you think of Manteca think of indulgent plates of delicious Italian-inspired creations, paired with classic fine wines in a homely yet trendy establishment. Discover unqiue dishes such as the pig skin ragu, homemade ricotta with wood-roasted grapes and handmade pastas such as fazzoletti with duck ragu.
Location: 49-51 Curtain Rd, London EC2A 3PT
Step back in time at 1970's Capri-style tratorria Gloria, situated smack bang in the middle of Shoreditch. Think classic Italian dishes that are sourced from small producers across Italy - that means all your favourite food made with the finest quality ingredients. With a few unexpected twists from Chef Armando.
Location: 54-56 Great Eastern St, London EC2A 3QR
Best Hoxton restaurants
Check out the comprehensive cocktail menu at Asian fusion restaurant Rapsa@100 Hoxton, near Hoxton Overground station. Yotam Ottolenghi protégé Francis Puyat serves up Asian-inspired sharing dishes, including a range of vegetarian options. Alternatively, pop in for a lunchtime box full of Asian delights.
Location: 100-102 Hoxton St, London N1 6SG
The Bike Shed
Visit this cavernous cafe, bar and barber shop for American-themed comfort food, such as burgers and meat platters, as well as breakfast specials. You don’t need a Harley to get into The Bike Shed, but it probably helps. What’s more, you can have a trim while waiting.
Location: 384 Old St, London EC1V 9LT
The Clove Club
Spoil yourself in this achingly cool Michelin-starred restaurant, whose modern British cooking is some of the best around. Picky eaters need not apply – the menu at The Clove Club is fixed and chosen by head chef Isaac McHale – but why not open your mind and taste buds to something new?
Location: Shoreditch Town Hall, 380 Old St, London EC1V 9LT
If you're seeking the ultimate comfort food look not further than Dirty Bones Shoreditch. If the funky interiors of the Grade-II listed building isn't enough to wow you, the New York-inspired menu surely will. Diners can chow down on tasty small plates and indulgent burgers like The Mac Daddy, a steak burger topped with pulled beef short rib, mac and cheese and an espresso spiked BBQ sauce.
Location: 1 Club Row, London E1 6JX
One of the first Vietnamese restaurants to open in London, Cay Tre is the brainchild of Saigon-native Hieu Trug Bui who moved to the capital over 20 years ago. Expect quality authentic dishes including the ever-popular phở, fresh summer rolls, crunchy gỏi salad and flavoursome curries inspired by the famous Saigon Cholon Mosque.
Location: 60 Wentworth St, London E1 7AL
The Breakfast Club Hoxton
There’s no need to rush out of bed to go to The Breakfast Club Hoxton. Breakfast classics such as pancakes, full English or smashed avocado, are served until midday. If you’d rather wait for lunch or dinner, you'll find wraps, club sandwiches and burgers.
Location: 2-4 Rufus St, London N1 6PE
The Blues Kitchen Shoreditch
Find your inner soul with Texan, Creole and Cajun food, served with style against a background of live blues, R&B and soul at The Blues Kitchen Shoreditch. This is real American soul food: jambalaya, gumbo, fried chicken… So be prepared for a hit of southern-style flavours.
Location: 134-146 Curtain Rd, London EC2A 3AR
Be transported to the streets of Bangkok at Busaba Hoxton. Plonk yourself down on one of the sharing tables that only add to the relaxed and friendly atmosphere. Mull over the exciting menu whilst enjoying a freshly made cocktail. Can't decide what to choose? Opt for the Chef's speciality Jasmine Beef Reef with a side of Thai Calamari.
Location: 319 Old Street, London, EC1V 9LE
Savour classic Italian food with a Middle Eastern twist in no-fuss, Popolo. This restaurant in Rivington Street churns out plenty of small plates that are perfect for sharing; while a reasonably priced wine list offers a range of choices, including on-trend low intervention wines.
Location: 26 Rivington St, London EC2A 3DU