SHOREDITCH: DINE

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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 + Baked Eggs

GROUPS Up to 14 ppl

204 Brick Lane, E1 6SA 

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Open Mon-Sun

+44 (0) 20 7729 7939

BOOK HERE

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

GROUPS Large Groups

19 Great Eastern St, EC2A 3EJ

Website | Instagram

Open Thu-Sun


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? Basic

SERVICE IS Solid, Casual, Friendly

TRY The Veggie Pizzas

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

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

GROUPS Sorta – Up to 3ppl

87 Leonard St, EC2A 4QS

Website | Instagram

Open Mon-Fri


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