Food & drink

Family wanted for new BBC2 food history series

BBC2 are looking for a fun and adventurous family to take part in a new series – spending summer 2014 immersing themselves in the food that we have eaten from the 1950s to the present day. If you would enjoy the chance to show your children just how much family life and meal times have changed then we would love to hear from you. For more info go to: http://www.bbc.co.uk/showsandtours/shows/... »

A gaming-themed cocktail bar coming to Stoke Newington

The Dalstonist has reported on a gaming cocktail bar relocating from soho to Stoke Newington. Loading Bar is opening this week in its new home at Scenario Bar, 97 Stoke Newington High Street. Their website isn’t live at the time of writing this, but their twitter bio says: “One of those lesser spotted gaming bars making game themed cocktails and hosting events with London Game Space at... »

why no Heart in N16?

Due to social changes that have occurred in recent years in East London we have the Clapton Hart and the Hackney Heart. Why is there no Stoke Newington Heart? Is it too far north to bask in the full glow of suburban hipsterness? Let’s leave Dalston out of this. »

Ginner (Gin & Dinner) in Hackney Wick

Ginner (Gin & Dinner) in Hackney Wick

Join Nik Noks Cambodian Kitchen this week for a four course feast. Each dish served will be paired with a Butler’s Gin cocktail creating a toothsome experience to you, the food and drink enthusiast. 4 courses & 4 cocktails – £26 Tickets: https://www.eatmyworld.com/listings/event/?EventId=266 Menu ~Appetizer~ Food – Grilled prawn paste on sugar cane Drink – French 75, A ... »

Mothers Day bbq

Prince Edward Pub 97 Wick Road E9 5AB From 4pm All Welcome »

Ghana taste Mauritius – pop-up restaurant

For one night only, Taste Mauritius is going head to head with Zoe’s Ghana Kitchen to bring you a 12 courses (6 Mauritian & 6 Ghanaian) pan-asian taste explosion! Tickets are extremely limited so if you want to come along, get your tickets soon. Details: Date: Saturday 22nd March Time: 19:30 – 22:30 Cost: £36 (bring your own drinks) Location: Lower Clapton (full address on booking)... »

What is your favourite restaurant in Hackney?

What is your favourite restaurant in Hackney?

We at Hackney Post compiled a list of our top restaurants in Hackney last week – http://hackneypost.co.uk/2014/03/10/best-restaurants-in-hackney/ – but now we want to hear from the residents and visitors of the borough! Please tweet us @hackneypost, contact us via facebook or email us at thehackneypost@gmail.com with your favourites and why. The best picks will be turned into an articl... »

The Pony Tea party, cocktails and cake at The Hoxton Pony

The Pony Tea party, cocktails and cake at The Hoxton Pony

Some friends and I had the chance to partake in a tea party with a twist at the Hoxton Pony. As expected there is cake, but instead of tea, there is a choice of a cocktail to share served in tea cups from the Pony’s unique infusion jars, which keep the drink cold, whilst keeping the ice separate, so you don’t end up with a watery cocktail-like drink by the end. The choice of drinks is ... »

The Made in Hackney food kitchen launch crowdfunding campaign to raise £12,500 – and are now less than £2000 from their target

The Made in Hackney food kitchen launch crowdfunding campaign to raise £12,500 – and are now less than £2000 from their target

Made in Hackney – a pioneering eco-community kitchen that offers food growing and cooking classes to groups such as young carers, low-income families, people in care and people with long term health problems – have launched a campaign on Crowdfunder.co.uk to raise £12,500 to carry on the work we do for people in the Hackney area. Since launching in October 2012 with the Big Lottery Loc... »

CATALAN EXPERIENCE: FOOD&MUSIC

CATALAN EXPERIENCE: FOOD&MUSIC

We are from Catalonia and we love and celebrate great food. Mediterranean products cooked as our grandmothers used to do it but adding a little touch of freshness and new techniques in the kitchen. We are going to be in London at the end of March with one of our food experiences and it is a great opportunity to discover our ‘Pa amb tomàquet Experience’ while we show you some of the best basics of ... »

New cafe/bar by Homerton Station

There is a new cafe/bar opening right next to Homerton Station on Mackintosh Lane. Been in and spoken to the guys behind it a few times and it is opening pretty soon. They’ll be serving coffee via a hatch from 7am and then opening as a cafe/bar till 11pm it would seem. Looks like they’ll be having a variety of different companies coming in to serve street food too. Just what Homerton n... »

New Tapas bar 422 Mare street (basement)

It looks like a Tapas bar is opening under the Marina Cafe on Mare Street (top of the narrow way, which is currently classed as a minicab office More details at: http://nearme.at/param=209192&type=P »

Mama Wang’s Regional Chinese Pop Up at The Dolls House, Hoxton Square

Mama Wang’s Regional Chinese Pop Up at The Dolls House, Hoxton Square

After a successful four-night pop-up last year, Mama Wang’s Kitchen is returning to Hackney’s favourite pop-up space, The Dolls House, this March, serving up authentic regional Chinese dishes using fresh, locally sourced produce. We’re offering a four-course set menu built around our signature homemade and hand-pulled Biang Biang noodles, straight out of Xi’an in Western Ch... »

Hackney Hop Growers – Year 2 Call-out

Hackney Hop Growers – Year 2 Call-out

Hi everyone, We’re about to get started with year 2 hop growing! Year one has been great fun with brewing, bottling and a handful of ‘sampling’ sessions…. I hope many of you have had the chance to try the amazingly tasty ‘Hackney Homegrown’ in the local pubs and beer festivals that we brewed with Hackney Brewery. We are now recruiting new dedicated urban growers and beer-lovers t... »

Randy’s Wing bar

Randy’s Wing bar

Looks like The Star on Hackney Downs is breaking free of the pizza grip on Clapton and has Randy’s Wing bar in residence Monday – Saturday. Baked, not fried crispy wings from Norfolk hens. More details at: www.facebook.com/randyswingbar »

Hash Cafe in the former Dalston Lane Cafe

Looks like a new cafe is coming to Dalston Lane, in what was the Dalston Lane caffe It’s at 170 Dalson Lane and describes itself as: A short order all day café and bar. Specialising in modern, quirky twists on food and drinks from around the world, executed in a lively, friendly and casual environment. Find out more at: http://www.hashe8.com and http://twitter.com/hash_e8 »

New restaurant opening on Chatsworth Road?

Have noticed that where the Workmen’s cafe used to be (no.8) has been in the process of redevelopment for a few weeks now. Walked past today with the sign Prima Poi up. Couldn’t see clearly inside but looks like it’s going to be a restaurant. Tried googling the name but only got as far as it means ‘sooner or later’ in Italian. However with there being Venerdi opposite... »

Where can you eat pancakes in Hackney?

Where can you eat pancakes in Hackney?

Next Tuesday is shrove Tuesday, or lovingly referred to as pancake day. So what better way to herald it’s arrival then to list where in Hackney to eat pancakes. Crepes or american style, list them all! Photo by Miika Silfverberg **Updated list to include the places in the comments** Creperie Du Monde, Clapton http://creperiedumonde.co.uk/ The Breakfast Club, Hoxton http://www.thebreakfastclu... »

Picnic in the Conservatory at Dead Dolls Club

Picnic in the Conservatory at Dead Dolls Club

I had the fortune to visit the new restaurant Picnic in the Conservatory at the Dolls House club last week with @saladefolle. The Dead Dolls Club is a Hoxton square based venture from Adam Towner and Katy Gray Rosewarne (of Towner and Hoxton and Dead Dolls House). They have recently launched their new upstairs restaurant space through a hole in the upstairs ballroom along with a kitchen/restaurant... »

Percy Ingle’s History

Percy Ingle’s History

(photo from London Shop Fronts) I was looking at this Percy Ingle Bakery on Chatsworth Road and wondering where the first one was as I knew it was somewhere in east London. It turns out that it was in Clarence Road, although I haven’t found much more about it aside from what Percy Ingle have on their website. I’ll carry on digging around. From: http://www.percy-ingle.co.uk/our-history.... »

Dalston Bridge a new charitable fund

Dalston Bridge a new charitable fund

You may have heard about Dalston Bridge that launched earlier this month as they’ve been doing a great job at getting the word out, if not here is some info. It’s a fantastic project that helps people make charitable donations in an easy way, by taking advantage of the area’s housing boom and night life. As one of its launch initiatives, Dalston Bridge has teamed up with independ... »

The latest craze, Social Painting is coming to Hackney

The latest craze, Social Painting is coming to Hackney

Pop Up Painting is launching in Hackney this week at Troyganic on Wednesday 19th February at 7.30pm An artist will be leading the night instructing guests how to paint an impression of Banksy’s ‘The girl with the Balloon’ it’s a night about getting having fun and getting creative, no experience needed – most people who come to our events haven’t painted since sc... »

BurgerBear : Kickstarter for a shipping container DINER

BurgerBear : Kickstarter for a shipping container DINER

Shoreditch based food stall Burger Bear are looking for help to grow their brand and build a shipping container diner. “For those of you that don’t know Burger Bear – WHAT! You don’t know Burger Bear?! Well, let’s just say that Tom Reaney, the uber friendly creator of one of London’s most original, most beautiful burgers, the Bear behind the Bacon Jam is going big.” You can find out mo... »

The Clapton Pot – 22nd February

The Clapton Pot – 22nd February

Hello Hackney, the Clapton Pot supper club is back again. It’s friendly, local, and free! Next dinner is on 22/02, tickets are over here http://theclaptonpot.eventbrite.co.uk. More info on http://theclaptonpot.com/ »

Competition to win a Good Food Cookery School class

Competition to win a Good Food Cookery School class

Our friends at The Good Food Cookery School are offering one of our lucky readers a chance to win a free cookery class. Based in the lovely community food space above Palm 2 in Clapton, The Good Food Cookery School is dedicated to using local, organic and seasonal produce wherever possible. They create bespoke hands on cookery classes to suit a range of interests, with their range of “Food f... »

British Craft Beer Pop-up in Shoreditch – open for just four weeks!

British Craft Beer Pop-up in Shoreditch – open for just four weeks!

Located at 87 Leonard Street, London, EC2A 4QS Tuck into beers from some of the UK’s most talented small and independent breweries. Based in a hidden speakeasy style bar, the venue is exclusive, relaxed and cosy. The lively atmosphere is provided by great music and even better guests. Devour one of the delicious burgers on offer by Flippin Cow. This week, there is a Soya (vegetarian) and Lam... »

Hackney Irish Social Club

Hackney Irish Social Club

We run the Hackney Irish Social Club every Thursday from 7 in the Prince Edward in Homerton. We play ska, dub, soul, Irish traditional & folk, afrobeat, country and loads more. Beers are nicely priced and we offer a free tasty spicy Jamaican curry. Yeah, free! »

Food for Health: Nutritional Cookery Course, Palm 2, 17/2/14

Food for Health: Nutritional Cookery Course, Palm 2, 17/2/14

The Good Food Cookery School: fun, hands on and interesting food courses, classes and events. TAKE YOUR HEALTH TO THE NEXT LEVEL! 17th February 2014 – Food for Health Course Visit: http://www.seetickets.com/Tour/food-for-health-nutritional-cookery-course to book your place on our Food for Health Nutritional Cookery Course today! Ditch the gym and the trendy diet: try something different for ... »

BKD KIDS LITTLE MONSTERS CUPCAKE DECORATING CLASS – SAT 8TH MARCH 2014

BKD MAMMA & KIDS CUPCAKE DECORATING CLASSES BKD offer Mamma & Kids baking classes for a »

The Manhattans Project residency Thursdays until the 20th February

We're in residency on thursday nights, from 6-12, at Bohemia, under the arches by Hackney Central un »

Palm2 Roast 2nd / 14th Feb

If you haven't been to the Palm2 for a supper club yet, don't miss this Sunday Roast event next week »

Palm2 Events

Hi, If you haven't visited yet, do pop along to the Palm2 events space above the Palm2 shop.  I »

The Green Room Cafe – Stoke Newington Church Street

New cafe just opened (On 18th  Jan) at the flower shop  on Church Street in Stoke Newington. Went th »

Seeking Homechefs in Hackney for new online marketplace eatro

New online marketplace eatro goes live on Monday 20 January 2014, offering a variety of wh »

Ziferblat pay by minute club, shoreditch

Ziferblat has opened in Shoreditch, where refreshments are free, but usage is charged by the minuteh »

First of the year twee8 15th January 2014: Crooked Billet, anyone?

Yes, it's Twenty-Fourteen! New year, new adventures! Let's meet at The Crooked Billet for our first »

Bimea P2P Food Distribution pop up 11th jan

I travel very frequently for work, so I began importing special food from Italy, Greece, Russia,Etc. »

Free deep fried Oreos for yeah! Hackney readers: When Mac Met Cheese pop up @ the Russett 6-16th Jan

When Mac Met Cheese will be serving up the best god damn mac and cheese at The Russet, Hackney Downs »

Hackney Social recruiting Mums

Hackney Social is a not for profit digital consultancy in Hackney and recently launched a new initia »

Door to door milk delivery

We had a chap come to our door a couple of weeks ago to get us to try out doorstep milk delivery in »