Head to ultra-cool Hoxton and Shoreditch to discover some of London’s most exciting and cutting-edge foodie experiences.
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 or breakfast classics, grab a table at the best restaurants in Shoreditch and Hoxton for a memorable meal.
Best Shoreditch restaurants
Round up your friends and order a whole suckling pig (five days’ notice) at this innovative Peruvian restaurant, a few steps from Shoreditch High Street. Alternatively, keep things simple at Andina by plumping for its reasonably priced street food, ceviche and grilled meat and fish in a lively, colourful setting.
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.
Sample first-rate vegan Asian street food at CookDaily. You'll struggle to select just one of its tasty noodle, stir fry or curry dishes made from chickn, tofu and vegetables. This small-scale Boxpark venue also has an outlet south of the river at Boxpark Croydon.
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.
Get a taste of India, with street food-style bites at Dishoom 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.
Take advantage of amazing value steaks in a buzzy 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 flavor, no matter how you like your meat.
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. Book now
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. Book now
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. Book now
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.
Ponder Damien Hirst’s eye-catching centrepiece as you wait for your food at Tramshed. Chef Mark Hix continues his ethos of doing great things with quality meat, but keeps things simple here with just chicken or steak dishes. However, the celebrity chef is more creative with starters, sides and desserts. Book now
Best Hoxton restaurants
Check out the comprehensive cocktail menu at Asian fusion restaurant 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.
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.
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.
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 tastebuds to something new?
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.
Satisfy your hunger and your conscience at Jamie Oliver’s original restaurant, Fifteen. Just north of the Old Street roundabout, this refined modern European eatery continues to offer a great dining experience, and trains young, unemployed Londoners in the process. Book now
The Jones Family Project
Stroll down from Old Street to The Jones Family Project, a stylish restaurant featuring Yorkshire beef from prized butchers, The Ginger Pig. You can enjoy three meals a day here, and in the evening, turn your attention to the cocktails. Book now
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.
Chew on freshly baked sourdough pizza, done the Italian way, at Radio Alice. Inspired by a recipe from Bologna, this Hoxton Square hotspot serves up classic recipes such as mozzarella, tomato and basil, alongside more original creations, including aubergine or corguette-based toppings. Book now