Food & drink

Launch Party!

Launch Party!

YES TO LOCAL! Stoke Newington Food Assembly – Launch Party at The Prince Pub. Come and meet local producers, taste their fantastic food and listen to some great bands. Head Chef at the Prince, Will Dee will be using our producers’ ingredients to create exclusive canapés and dishes on the night. Date: Tuesday 21st October from 6-9pm. FREE. Grab your free ticket here https://stokeyfoodas... »

Hackney with a Twist: an amazing books/food/wine event happening this month!

From October 23rd to 30th, Borough Wines restaurant L’Entrepôt, in Hackney Downs, beckons you to enjoy the end of autumn with its fading light and fallen leaves by hunkering down with fine food and wine inside its new arts space. Hackney With A Twist is a carefully devised programme that celebrates the pleasures of great books, film, wine and food, and cultural offerings from artists who live and ... »

Hackney Wick Food Assembly – every Tuesday 6-8pm – Number 90 Bar & Kitchen

Hackney Wick Food Assembly – every Tuesday 6-8pm – Number 90 Bar & Kitchen

Welcome to the Food Assembly collection evening! You can get as much of your staple goods as you like from bread and cheese to fruit, vegetables, fish, meat, fresh pasta, local ale to interesting luxuries such as fruit snacks, jams and ginger beer! Head over to: https://thefoodassembly.com/en/assemblies/84/ But as well as providing a platform which enables direct and fair trade between local farme... »

Classes downstairs at Yellow Warbler Coffee Shop

Classes downstairs at Yellow Warbler Coffee Shop

Yellow Warbler will be holding classes downstairs starting from Monday: Rucksack music for 0-4 yrs (drop in) 10.30 Monday Funky music for 5yrs+ (drop in) after school 16.00 Monday Toddler Yoga (drop in) 11.00 Tuesdays (please bring a yoga mat if you have one – not essential) Coffee tasting and home brew course – Selected saturday’s booking required Coming soon; Ole Kids – S... »

Time Out Love London Awards

Time Out Love London Awards

Hello all. We’ve just launched a new feature here at Time Out London – the Time Out Love London Awards, or TOLLAs – our search for London’s best neighbourhood businesses and things to do. The feature is running over the next three months: Sept is nominations, October is public voting, and the results are revealed in November. http://www.timeout.com/london/things-to-do/time-out-love-london-awards-n... »

Hackney Wick Food Assembly

Hackney Wick Food Assembly

Dear you, Today is your last chance to order food for this Tuesday’s Hackney Wick Food Assembly. The shop is only open until 2am tonight so have a browse here of what’s on offer and take your pick – https://thefoodassembly.com/en/assemblies/84 You can get as much of your staple goods as you like from bread and cheese to fruit, vegetables, fish, meat, fresh pasta, to interesting l... »

Looking for a Job. (part-time/full-time)

Hi, I am a dedicated and self-motivated individual who is looking for better opportunities, new challenges and who is prepared to work hard to achieve my goals both professionally and in my personal life. I can do almost anything. (I have Customer service experience and enjoying working with computer.) Need a little helping hand. If you know anything let me know, and I’ll send you a resume o... »

Yard Sale / Jumble Sale

Yard Sale / Jumble Sale

A sale in our garden, under a giant fig tree! Pre-loved household treasures, home-made lemonade, baked goods and music. Rain or shine. Come hang out, browse and pick up a bargain. Sunday 17 August 12-6pm 42 Listria Park, N16 5SL Facebook page: www.facebook.com/events/689583101123573/ »

Home Coffee Brewing Course at Yellow Warbler Speciality Coffee Shop

Home Coffee Brewing Course at Yellow Warbler Speciality Coffee Shop

In this two-hour course you’ll get an introduction to tasting coffee, learn how to brew good coffee at home using three different methods, and get advice on how to buy coffee and equipment. Courses run on Saturdays 14.00-16.00 and are £35 / person (introductory price) For more information or to book please contact: hello@yellowwarbler.co.uk yann.ryan@gmail.com »

Part time cook

We are a new specialty coffee shop in N16 serving Venezuelan street food. We are looking for a part time Cook. The menu is very simple with most of the food pre-prepared by our offsite chef. Some experience in cooking would be preferable but full training will be given. Ideally must be able to begin week commencing 18th Aug as we have some holiday shifts which need covering. If interested please e... »

Will the Hip and over-priced continue in Clapton?

It’s amazing how both Lower Clapton and Chatsworth Rd have changed. Apparently there’s even a market on Chatsworth Rd. True there are a few market stalls who trade as market stalls but is it really a market? Chatsworth Rd is the scene of an unseen restaurant / cafe war between local ventures. A ‘Turkish’ restaurant has just opened up in addition to a bike/cafe and pizza pla... »

SWAN FICTION COMPETITION

SWAN FICTION COMPETITION

Calling all creative types, get your quills at the ready and your brains whirring. We are running a short story writing competition. A very very short story. We’d like you to write 10 word piece of flash fiction including the word SWAN. The winner will get a 4 PINT JUG OF PIMM’S. Tweet it or post it on the event (https://www.facebook.com/events/908003302559582/) using the hashtag #thec... »

YARD SALE – 18 Millfields Road – Sunday 20th

YARD SALE – 18 Millfields Road – Sunday 20th

Hi! We are having another yard sale in our front room this Sunday . We are the new owners of the old upholsterers on Millfields Road ( the corner house just by the pond – 18 Millfields Road ) We are selling lots of old furniture , clothes and shoes for very cheap prices. And we would also love to meet our neighbours! So please come in and introduce yourselves! Ed and Val x »

Art Supperclub on Regent’s Canal – Marcel Duchamp at The Artist Dining Room

Art Supperclub on Regent’s Canal – Marcel Duchamp at The Artist Dining Room

Friday 1st August, 7:30pm Guest Projects, London E8 4QL Our Summer supperclub holds an evening of Dadaist fantasy, inspired by French artist Marcel Duchamp (along with his alter egos Rrose Sélavy and R.Mutt). Guests will indulge in a French influenced 4-course meal created by Guest Chef BANQUET; taking your palate though an exploration of the world Duchamp’s mind for the evening. Guest Host ... »

Pop up restaurant space on Lower Clapton Road coming free

Hi I quite often pop into Chez Sam on Lower Clapton Road for a morning coffee. Sam only opens the place until 6 Monday to Saturday and wants to see the place used evenings and weekend. Obviously it has a kitchen and can seat 20-30 if you count the outdoor bit. Sam doesn’t really know where to start in finding a partner on this so I’m flagging it up here for him. I guess it would suit b... »

The Intrigue Emporium Autumn Show

The Intrigue Emporium Autumn Show

After a fabulous launch event in June with 50 outrageously creative designers and makers, we are returning to Shoreditch Town Hall in the Autumn with more of the best & brightest cutting-edge fashion, jewellery and accessories designers, sophisticated home-wares, art objects, stationary, paper goods and more. This time round we will also be running several craft and making workshops where you ... »

Soxee & Steeley Presents Open Decks – A Birthday Celebration

Soxee & Steeley Presents Open Decks – A Birthday Celebration

Open decks is a once month session for vinyl lovers to play music in the relax atmosphere of The Vortex Jazz Club Downstairs. July’s edition of Open decks sees us back for our second Saturday daytime session, with more birthday celebrations and our one off after party – The EP Sessions hosted by Nick Fletcher, our previous contributor in June. https://www.facebook.com/events/3406519694... »

Workshops / classes required for downstairs at the yellow warbler

Workshops / classes required for downstairs at the yellow warbler

Yellow warbler is a speciality coffee shop at 9 Northwold Rd, Stoke Newington, N16. Upstairs in the coffee shop we serve Climpson and Sons coffee with Venezuelan street food. We have a downstairs area which we are currently converting into an event space, we are looking to hold interesting classes and workshops so if you are interested in using this space please contact us at hello@yellowwarbler.c... »

Number 90 Bar/Restaurant FREE event

Hey All! WICKED LIVE is happening tomorrow from 7.30pm at Number 90 Bar Restaurant in Hackney Wick (doors will open at 12pm/Completely free)! A night of live music by Charlie Miller (folk)/ Cospatric (folk)/Marley Chapman (pop) & The Landed ( folk)! Here’s a little clip of the lovely Marley Chapman so you know what’s in store 🙂 FB: Number 90 Bar Restaurant Adrss: 90 Wallis Rd, Lond... »

Limited spaces left for Hackney Creativity Festival!

Limited spaces left for Hackney Creativity Festival!

We are excited to announce the launch of ‘Hackney Creativity Festival’ in Hackneys best live music venue – 90 Main Yard. Never done before: LIVE ARTISTS including a professional BODY PAINTER will create visual art INSPIRED by the BEST LIVE MUSIC acts in London including the WORLD NUMBER 5 BEATBOXER and incredible LIVE BANDS. This artistic extravaganza includes an incredible selec... »

The Clapton Pot

The Clapton Pot

Our next dinner is on 12th July. You’re welcome to join us for some local loveliness, bring yourselves and a bottle, dinner is on us! Tix http://theclaptonpot.eventbrite.co.uk. More on our website and blog http://theclaptonpot.com/ »

KSS Charity BBQ & Party – At the Royal Sovereign, Clapton, E5

KSS Charity BBQ & Party – At the Royal Sovereign, Clapton, E5

KSS Charity BBQ Party to raise funds for Cancer Research and the Royal Berks Charity Free Entry: 2pm – 2am DJ’s include: Chirs, Aaron, Julian Liberator (Stay Up Forever), Tattoo John, Miss Monument, Ed Mooch, Dj Anita, Method 1, Thermobee, Rob Stinky Pink, Supernode, Dan Frasier The BBQ will be reasonably priced with a selection of quality salads and meats Family friendly during the da... »

Calling all producers/cooks/artists/ideas makers!

I am currently volunteering at the Red Route Cafe on Lower Clapton Road: http://redroutecafe.org.uk/ which is a not-for-profit, social enterprise cafe set up to help young people gain skills and qualifications. Last week, I came up with the idea to help them make a bit more money which would be to have a section of the cafe set up as a shop, selling local produce. This can be from jam right throug... »

I trust we’ve seen this? Bonneville.

I trust we’ve seen this? Bonneville.

This is the attitude that makes me truly despise the exclusive New Hackney club these twats think the own. http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/bar-apologises-over-insensitive-tweets-3701438 »

World Cup

Hello! As the world cup is starting it would be great to know which pubs in Hackney are NOT showing it, or am I out of luck? »

Registration is open for the Hackney Wick Food Assembly

Registration is open for the Hackney Wick Food Assembly

The Food Assembly has been a huge success in France and Belgium so far. Over 500 assemblies have been set up: small and large, in cities and in the countryside, these assemblies take place in a wide range of venues: restaurants, pubs, cultural centres, leisure centres, schools, libraries, coworking spaces, shops, churches, community centres … and much more! Each Assembly is a meeting place m... »

Twee8: The Hackney Tweetup

Summer is here, the nights are long and warm! With their ‘Northern Soul Food’ menu, and variety of draft beers, ciders and ales, as well as a beergarden, The Kenton promises a great Tweetup to kick-off summer! Date: Wed 18th June Time: 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm About the event: A group for the Hackney tweetup @twee8 and www.hackneytweetup.com. Twee8 is a social meetup running since 2008... »

Yellow Warbler Opening Date

Yellow Warbler will be open from Monday 9th June. Serving Climpson and Sons Coffee, Cakes, Pastries, Loose leaf Tea, Venezuelan Arepas. »

A new popup

A new popup

The Dressing Room tosses the traditional salad to the side, stabs Caesar in the back, checks out of the Waldorf and pops up in East London. A tasty rebuttal to the idea that salads are solely for the health conscious, The Dressing Room serves filling and delicious dishes full of inventive textures, with an emphasis on the dressing. The clue is in the name. Everything comes with DIY dressings for t... »

The Clapton Pot – 31st May

The Clapton Pot – 31st May

Hello Hackney, and happy friday! The Clapton Pot is back again: come and meet some locals over dinner (on us, ie FREE!) and wine (BYO). Next dinner is Saturday 31st May (bank holiday) Sign up here https://theclaptonpot.eventbrite.co.uk and find out more over here http://theclaptonpot.com/. See you soon! Violaine & Anna »

Where to Stay in Hackney

Where to Stay in Hackney

Hackney. The name conjures up images of gritty, urban bars, retro antiques markets and artisan, organic, home-brewed coffee in eco-friendly, up cycled, recycled cups. This borough might be known by the uninformed as just a hipster mecca, but HouseTrip.com’s insider resident, journalist and blogger Donald Strachan knows better. He’s written his own, personalised journey through Hackney ... »

Hear No Evil – brand new music/arts festival for 24 May bank holiday!!!

Hear No Evil – brand new music/arts festival for 24 May bank holiday!!!

What is it? Hear No Evil is a brand new music and arts festival, taking place on bank holiday weekend in the unique London Fields Brewery arches. It’s about music. It’s about nice beer. It’s about doing something fun with mates that won’t break the bank holiday bank. Oh, and you’ll be helping cancer patients and their families too. There will be bands, comedy, spoken word, musical bingo, good food... »

Very good new Italian restaurant on the block

Look to your laurels, nu-Clapton restaurants: Prima o Poi is about a fortnight old at the south end of Chatsworth Road. Very imaginative menu – starters include swordfish carpaccio with orange and pomegranate with a rocket salad – and much cheaper than you’d expect. Child-friendly, too (Baby Pomodoro pasta for a fiver). Great service, nice peeps. It will be ram jam soon but for t... »

The Old Ship Hackney

I came across the below post on twitter, has The Old Ship had a relaunch? https://twitter.com/TheOldShipE8/status/453469490831847424/photo/1 »

Ferdie’s Food Lab: secret supper club

Near Brick Lane: This Saturday! It’s a de-formalised social banquet, no dress code, 6 courses (sweets served b4 11PM) with a glass of bubbly at reception, come in groups of any size. We seat everyone at one or two banquet tables and the evening commences. It’s BYO so you don’t get clobbered on the drinks, everyone’s encouraged to socialise and there’s smoking space ou... »

Curry by candlelight

Ever eaten curry by candlelight in an old Victorian hardware store? Come and feast upon a three-course Indian meal with a surprise apéritif! Raiding the vast Indian repertoire, I will cook paneer from the Punjab, curry from Kerala and a baked dessert from Bengal. If you have any dietary requirements, send me a message and I will be happy to cook something different for you. If you are a vegetarian... »

Easter holiday fun at Nancy’s Pantry, Dalston Square

Easter holiday fun at Nancy’s Pantry, Dalston Square

We are a new family-friendly restaurant on Dalston Square; where the children are as important as the food. We have plenty of fun activities lined up for EASTER WEEK. Please see below: RUNNER BEAN RACES – Monday 7th April – All day – Help us plant and grow your own runner beans. BLAST OFF – Tuesday 8th April – Make your own rocket and blast it off in Dalston Square. C... »

The Proud Archivist

The Proud Archivist

I just made this video for local restaurant and bar the Proud Archivist, the first restaurant i have made a video for. Such a cool owner and staff, it was a pleasure to be around them and i got a free smoked duck sandwich. I really do love what they do, so visit them when you can, They are on the canal in Haggerston. See the video to find out more: »

Urban Food Routes – funding and support

Foodie activists and businesses take note: Urban Food Routes will provide business advice and finance to small enterprises that work in any aspect of food. More details online: http://www.urbanfoodroutes.org.uk/urbanfoodroutes/apply.cfm Application deadline 17 April! »

McDonalds on Chatsworth road set to go through.

I cannot believe it. It seems the meeting at the town hall went really badly for Hackney last night and the initial plans for a McDonalds with Drive-Thru opposite Homerton Hospital have been approved. They’ve been really sneaky and its gone pretty much unnoticed but I’m sure there will be a petition soon and I’ll post asap. A sad day. L »