SHOREDITCH: DINE


DINE

Casual eats to more formal sit down spots


BLANCHETTE EAST
GO HERE FOR…TASTY FRENCH TAPAS IN A COOL SPACE
Image @ Whale Lifestyle

French Tapas | RR | £££
Sister restaurant to Blanchette Soho – it’s got that similar vintage bric a brac feel whilst being totally modern at the same time and sticks to its small plates set up. Out back, they’ve got an elegant but casual private dining space that can hold up to 14 ppl (at a real squeeze). One of their ‘snacks’ and x2/3 of the bigger plates (meat / fish / vegetable) should satiate your hunger.
BASIC OR BOUGIE? Ba-Bou
SERVICE IS Sleek, Casual, V. Friendly
TRY The Cheese Beignets, Green Bean Salad + Baked Moroccan Eggs
GOOD FOR Dates, Catch Ups
WHEN TO GO Lunch, Dinner
GROUPS Up to 14 ppl

204 Brick Lane, E1 6SA 

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Open Mon-Sun

+44 (0) 20 7729 7939

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DINERAMA
GO HERE FOR…LOADSA DECENT STREET FOOD GRUB
Image @ DrinkUp.London

Street Food | NR | £
Dinerama is brought to us by the folks at Street Feast who operate a bunch of similar street food markets across London. Hyped spots like Breddos Tacos cut their teeth here before going off to open up their own standalone brick and mortar stores. Traders generally do long stints here but best to check the website for the latest deets. FYI, it’s 3 quid to get in past 7pm.
BASIC OR BOUGIE? Basic
SERVICE IS DIY
TRY The Halloumi Fries @ Laffa
GOOD FOR Cheap Eats
WHEN TO GO Lunch, Dinner
GROUPS Large Groups (but no bookings = no tables guaranteed)

19 Great Eastern St, EC2A 3EJ

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Open Thu-Sun


FRANZE & EVANS
GO HERE FOR…BANGING SALADS AND INDULGENT TREATS

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Image @ Franz and Evans

Casual Eatery | NR | £
A friend took me here the other day and I couldn’t believe I’d never been. It’s gonna become a regular because they do plates of hearty salads and hot plates at very decent prices (under a tenner). It’s the perfect casual lunch spot. NOTE: tables are close together / communal, so if you want to have a discreet conversation, probs not the best place for it.
BASIC OR BOUGIE? Ba-Bou
TRY The Red Rice & Chicken Salad | Banana Bread With Salted Caramel
GOOD FOR Cheap Eats, Solo Dining, Catch Ups
WHEN TO GO Lunch
GROUPS Up to 4 ppl

19 Great Eastern St, EC2A 3EJ

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Open Thu-Sun

+44 (0) 20 7033 1910


HOMESLICE
GO HERE FOR…SLOPPY, TASTY 20″ WOOD FIRED PIZZAS
Image @ Homeslice

Sloppy Pizzas | W&R | £
Tasty Neapolitan style pizzas. WARNING, they are super sloppy. Served by the slice or opt for the 20″ pizzas. A few classics on the menu but it’s mostly seasonal interesting options like aubergine, cauliflower cheese, spinach & harissa. The house prosecco at a fiver is drinkable. Branches in Covent G, Fitzrovia & Old St. Mostly walk in but they accept some reservations.
BASIC OR BOUGIE? Ba-Bou
SERVICE IS Solid, Casual, Friendly
TRY The Veggie Pizzas
GOOD FOR Catch Ups
WHEN TO GO Lunch, Dinner
GROUPS Def Up to 10ppl, Maybe More

374-378 Old Street, EC1V 9LT

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Open Thu-Sun

+44 (0) 20 3151 9273

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OKLAVA
GO HERE FOR…MODERN TURKISH FARE IN A SLEEK SPACE

Image @ Oklava
Modern Turkish | RR | ££
Oklava serves up tasty ‘modern’ Turkish fare in a contemporary setting. There are a few individual tables with marble tops, plotted across the room but the seating mainly comprises stools dotted around the outer edge of the room and at the bar itself. It’s a smart, modern looking space with blue x rose gold accents. NOTE: Manager can be quite abrupt.
BASIC OR BOUGIE? Ba-Bou
SERVICE IS Decent, Casual, Brusque
TRY The Roasted Cauliflower
GOOD FOR Dates, Catch Ups, Bar Dining
WHEN TO GO Lunch, Dinner
GROUPS Up to 6ppl

74 Luke Street, EC2A 4PY

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Open Tue-Sun

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RENZO
GO HERE FOR…TOASTED AVOCADO CAKE & CHILLED VIBES

Coffee Shop | NR | £
I don’t drink coffee –  go ahead and judge me – but I do eat cake. OD’d on this avocado cake you see right here  – so frigging moist and their pistachio cronut is worth hitting up. The owner’s a lovely chap; the space itself is miniature and oozes effortless cool.
BASIC OR BOUGIE? Ba-Bou
SERVICE IS Solid, Casual, Friendly
TRY The Avocado Cake + Pistachio Cronut
GOOD FOR Solo Dining, Catch Ups
GROUPS Sorta – Up to 3ppl


KANNDID GLOSSARY

Kanndid lingo decoded

TYPE

Basic: Not to be confused with basic bitches, just folk who want casual spots
Ba-Bou: Not quite basic, not totally bougie
Bougie: For dem fancy gyals and boyz

SERVICE

Style: Formal | Semi-Formal | Casual
Competence: Sleek | Solid | Decent | Aaaiit | Chaotic
Manner: Friendly | Functional | Haughty | Brusque

MEAL + A BEVVY

[£] £25 AND UNDER
[££] £25-35
[£££] £36-45
[££££] £46-55
[£££££] £56 AND OVER

MAP

To find the closest good spot near you on my map whilst you are out and about:
+ Simply click the extend button on the top right hand corner of the map
+ This will take you into Google Maps where your location will be pinpointed
+ Click on a pin that is close to you, the name of the restaurant will appear in the bottom band
+ Then, click on the walking man icon
+ This will then show you the route to get there and approx travel time