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Barge East is a 114-year-old Dutch barge turned floating bar and kitchen docked upon the River Lee. Its seasonal menu and casual take on fine dining offers comfort and warmth to those who step on board - a little culinary escape from the hustle and bustle of east London life.

Good service makes or breaks a restaurant.

Fresh pasta and creative flavour combinations from different Italian districts are on offer at Officina 00, which opened on Old Street back in September.

When he first settled in London, Taewoo Kim spent five years working in Japanese restaurants like Gilgamesh and Sake no Hana before launching his own venture celebrating his Korean heritage.

I've always been a bit suspicious of calzones.

Superb news if you work near Old Street, or if you just like good food and artisanal coffee in general.

A new bar promising a 'Social Darts Experience' is set to open in a 150-capacity venue on Upper Street from November 22.

Pizza and pasta - is there a better food pairing?

Your sofa is obviously a strong choice. But you hardly get the same buzz out of watching the action from Japan whilst sat in your front room, in your PJs, eating Weetabix. No, that won't do at all. Instead, we've put together a list of six of the best bars and restaurants showing the World Cup in Hackney and Islington for you to *try*... (sorry).

I've been marvelling at the impressive architectural feat that is The Stratford ever since walking past last summer.

Holloway Road is a special place for Claudio Vescovo and Gianluca D'Angelo. It was here, at number 157 precisely, that they opened their first Zia Lucia pizzeria in 2016, and three years later they are about to unveil Berto: a fresh pasta restaurant next door.

"Nothing will be wasted, all will be re-used, all food will be given away and all paintings will be on old boxes that have no value."

Styled as an early 20th century Parisian boudoir, The Duck Nest will serve cocktails, wines and beers upstairs from the fledgling Monsieur Le Duck restaurant in Clerkenwell. Co-owner Richard Humphreys brings us up to speed.

We can't help you to sleep in these outrageous temperatures (26 degrees! At midnight!) but we can nudge you in the direction of a free piña colada, which is surely just as good.

When National Geographic Traveller say their food festival will offer "a chance to take your taste buds on a world tour," they really mean it.

"Everything made in-house with ingredients sourced from Italy" - eight words everyone longs to hear. And Latteria, a welcome new addition to Essex Road, is tricolore through and through.

Whether you're a French national or an out-and-out Francophile, Bastille Day is the perfect excuse to celebrate all things Gallic.

Terra Rossa, which translates to 'red soil', focuses on the beautiful flavours from a lesser-known corner of southern Italy.

Killer toasties and cheesecake - what's not to love about brunch at Morty & Bob's?

A supper club offering "the chance to enjoy a slice of social dining: Spanish style" is stopping off at Culpeper Community Garden this Sunday, and tickets are only £5.

One of George Orwell's favourite boozers has been given an understated makeover and installed some serious chef talent

A cocktail bar promising 'chemistry and theatre' is opening on City Road in time for the weekend.

A dessert-bar serving three courses of sweet, sweet pudding has popped up in Angel for the summer.

Little Viet Kitchen - the snug Vietnamese eatery found on Chapel Market - has been named as the Best Restaurant in England when it comes to Oriental cuisine. We spoke to head chef and co-owner Thuy Diem Pham about winning this prize at last week's Golden Chopsticks Awards.

US craft beer brewer Brooklyn Brewery has teamed up with the Mexican chain Tortilla to make a tasty beef sauce.

It might not sound appetising, but you're going to want to get your chops around a flam.

Two bank-holidays and a big range of interesting events; there's lots to look forward to in May. Here's a run-down of six of the best things to do in Hackney and Islington.

Italian restaurant and Smithfield Market hotspot Enoteca Rabezzana introduced a new-and-improved menu a couple of months back. Here's what we made of it.

Yard Sale Pizza has teamed up with a mega-star chef for its latest collaboration - and it's one of their best yet.

Small Change, Big Difference are offering a free meal at Vinyl Café; whipped up from ingredients that would otherwise be chucked away.

London sure knows how to celebrate St. Patrick's Day - we're mad for it. Let's get craicing (awful, I know) with six of the best events celebrating the Emerald Isle in Hackney and Islington.

Venues around Hackney and Islington are marking International Women's Day in style this year. Starting with a whiskey masterclass and moving on to a special quiz, live music and free massages at the weekend - here are five ways to make the most of your #IWD2019.

From International Women's Day celebrations to alternative comedy nights and short-film festivals, there's loads going on in Hackney and Islington throughout March.

The brothers behind Dalston cocktail bar Three Sheets are part of the team which has just launched Top Cuvée; a wine bar and bistro on Highbury's Blackstock Road.

The Catalan winter calçotada festival is being marked at Tapas Brindisa Shoreditch with a special weekend menu throughout February and March.

Valentine's Day is on the approach - do you have plans locked in? It's no problem if not, because we've rounded up a bunch of romantic things to do across Hackney and Islington.

"Our mission is to completely re-invent the perception of the sausage," says Mariam French, managing director of X-Upper, a new restaurant launching in Islington on Friday March 1.

Wild Food Café in Covent Garden has been a staple of London's vegan food scene for several years now. It's been serving up plant-based and raw-food dishes - as well as championing foraged ingredients - since well before the explosion in vegan-dining that's taken hold in the capital lately.

Now open: Moio, Stoke Newington

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

A new restaurant has opened in Stokey, bringing a European menu with Mediterranean influences to the High Street.

Stem + Glory will open for breakfast, lunch and dinner at the elegant new Bart's Square development from Monday, January 14.

Our top picks for places to party once the bubbly starts flowing and Auld Lang Syne rings out…

Slay the pins at this cool Shoreditch bar which is steeped in the history of East London's felons

The folks at Brewhouse & Kitchen have every reason to raise a beer in celebration after the company achieved two high-profile successes in the same week.

Now open: Homeboy, Essex Road

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

A new cocktail bar offering great drinks alongside modern Irish hospitality opened last week on the site of the former London Cocktail Club.

While the big guy in red makes his list and checks it twice, check out a selection of the finest festive events coming your way.

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