Hardens Guide to the Best Restaurants in London Bethnal Green
Hardens guides have spent 31 years compiling reviews of the best Bethnal Green restaurants. On Hardens.com you'll find details and reviews of 8 restaurants in Bethnal Green and our unique survey based approach to rating and reviewing Bethnal Green restaurants gives you the best insight into the top restaurants in every area and of every type of cuisine.
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1. Fugitive Motel British, Modern restaurant in Tower Hamlets 199 Cambridge Heath Road - E2
2021 Review: A 140-seater ‘craft bar and kitchen’ near some soon-to-be developed railway arches in hip Bethnal Green that opened in June 2019, too late for any survey feedback. It’s open from breakfast on – at lunch and thereafter the main menu offering is pizza.
2. Da Terra, Town Hall Hotel Fusion restaurant in Tower Hamlets 8 Patriot Square - E2
2021 Review: “A very fine effort by Brazilian chefs with a good team. I hope they succeed!” Paulo Airaudo and Rafael Cagali’s ambitious East End yearling is the latest inhabitant of this space in Bethnal Green’s former town hall (which has, over the years, housed Lee Westcott’s The Typing Room and Nuno Mendes’s Viajante) where a series of wizard small plates (from either an eight-course or eleven-course menu) are delivered, often by the chefs themselves, from the open kitchen. It’s yet to generate a huge depth of feedback, but in terms of dazzling ratings it’s scored as one of the more interesting arrivals this year; and a very worthy successor to its brilliant predecessors on this site.
3. Corner Room British, Modern restaurant in Bethnal Green Patriot Sq - E2
2021 Review: Bethnal Green’s old town hall – nowadays a boutique hotel – houses this 30-seater overseen by chef, Simon Shand. Although it lacks the profile it once did, the limited feedback we received this year was all positive: in particular “the fixed price, five-course menu is excellent value for good, modern British cuisine”.
4. E Pellicci Italian restaurant in Bethnal Green 332 Bethnal Green Rd - E2
2021 Review: “You don’t come here for the food: the welcome and the banter are the main attraction!”, say fans of the Nevio family’s “buzzy” (but hipster-free) Bethnal Green greasy spoon, which is a top choice for a “simple breakfast”. Architecture anoraks will also want to examine its (listed) Art Deco interior (often used as a location for TV).
5. Ozone Coffee Roasters Sandwiches, cakes, etc restaurant in Bethnal Green Emma Street - E2
2021 Review: “Damn fine coffee! Nuff said!” – “complex and expertly made” – is the focus at this “super-cool spot” in Shoreditch (the offshoot of an NZ original). The beans are “roasted downstairs” with wonderful aromas floating up from the big machines in the basement, while upstairs a “funky crowd enjoy food and drinks” from the “best breakfast” to late-night cocktails. A second London branch opened in Bethnal Green in late-2019.
6. Bistrotheque British, Modern restaurant in Bethnal Green 23-27 Wadeson St - E2
2021 Review: “This crisp, clean, chic warehouse” with “big industrial windows” in Cambridge Heath is, say fans, the “perfect, perfect, perfect spot for a lovely weekend brunch” or a “lush lunch with oysters and Champagne”. A hipster haven for 15 years, it still rates well for its “delicious food” and an atmosphere boosted by live music.
7. Chicken Shop & Dirty Burger Chicken restaurant in Whitechapel 27a Mile End Rd - E1
2021 Review: “High-quality burgers” hit the spot at this funky small chain which “does the simple things well”. The outlets are “fab for families and kids – there’s something for everyone and puddings are a great crowd-pleaser”.
8. Cafe Cecilia British, Modern restaurant in Hackney Canal Place, 32 Andrews Road - E8
Hot news from Hot Dinners. Ex-River Cafe and St John Bread & Wine chef Max Rocha has opened this canalside spot in Hackney (part of the new WMe8 development) after running a lockdown delivery venture and supper clubs.
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