Hackney’s Finest

Bethnal Green

A World-Class Evening in East London, by George Reynolds

East London is the most thrilling part of London to eat in at the moment – this is a chance to discover what makes it so exciting.

George is a food writer for Eater London and Sunday Times Style.


The Plan, at a glance

Classic British fair in London’s first Michelin pub

Classic British fair in London’s first Michelin pub

Learn about the success story of the two London chef owners, while enjoying a drink and their infamous house speciality.

Carte Blanche tasting menu at a contemporary wine bar

Carte Blanche tasting menu at a contemporary wine bar

Be promptly shown to the owner’s favourite table and (optionally) enjoy an exclusive off-menu wine pairing chosen by your host and expert sommelier.

Devilishly good cocktails in an unassuming location

Devilishly good cocktails in an unassuming location

Feel like an insider with a superb off-menu cocktail and learn what only a regular would know – all from the comfort of your carefully chosen table.


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🕖 Arrive 6-7:30pm

Classic British fair in London’s first Michelin pub

Your experience starts in an East London institution, awarded Michelin Pub of the Year in 2017.

George ReynoldsA classical Hackney boozer that’s been repurposed and turned into one of the best gastropubs in the country, with a very strong emphasis on British food and ingredients. A drink and the beef and barley bun with horseradish is the perfect way to start the evening.

Learn about the success story of the two London chef owners, while enjoying a drink and their infamous house speciality.

🚶‍♂️2m walk away

Carte Blanche tasting menu at a contemporary wine bar

You and your date will then go on a culinary voyage of discovery just around the corner.

George ReynoldsI really love the food here – you get this interesting mashup of incredibly classic technique twined with inventive, globally-influenced cooking.

Be promptly shown to the owner’s favourite table and (optionally) enjoy an exclusive off-menu wine pairing chosen by your host and expert sommelier.

🚶‍♂️12m walk away

Devilishly good cocktails in an unassuming location

Your experience will end in a friendly neighbourhood cocktail bar in Bethnal Green.

George ReynoldsThis place breaks the East London bar mould, with hip hop on the stereo, a smartly modish setting, vintage French posters on the wall and some of the best cocktails to be found in Bethnal Green’s burgeoning booze scene. Really excellent.

Feel like an insider with a superb off-menu cocktail and learn what only a regular would know – all from the comfort of your carefully chosen table.

The venues, the ease, the food and one too many drinks made it one of the most fun nights we’ve had together since getting married. Casey really succeed in making it just about the two of you & enjoyment of each other’s company.

Daniel Murray-Serter

Co-Founder at Dawn 🧠 Host of Secret Leaders Podcast 🎙 Writer at Forbes ✍️

Combined, these venues are a really interesting example of what East London has that not many other places in London are able to offer.

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A date night plan by

George Reynolds

Food writer for Eater London and Sunday Times Style

George is a born Londoner and has been writing about food in the city during the most exciting transformation in its culinary history. He is a regular contributor to Eater London, Sunday Times Style, and Noble Rot Magazine; his work has also appeared in British Vogue, The Guardian, and The Evening Standard, as well as in American publications like Eater and TASTE Cooking. His recommendations for where to eat, drink and shop in the capital were recently featured in the book 'Eat Like A Local: London', published by Bloomsbury. He lives in Islington with his wife, Lizzy.

George is a born Londoner and has been writing about food in the city during the most exciting transformation in its culinary history. He is a regular contributor to Eater London, Sunday Times Style, and Noble Rot Magazine; his work has also appeared in British Vogue, The Guardian, and The Evening Standard, as well as in American publications like Eater and TASTE Cooking. His recommendations for where to eat, drink and shop in the capital were recently featured in the book 'Eat Like A Local: London', published by Bloomsbury. He lives in Islington with his wife, Lizzy.

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