The Top Ten

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1. Hawksmoor Spitalfields 

9,917 Likes
157 Commercial Road

Renowned for cooking the very best of British meat, simply cooked on a real charcoal grill, this restaurant also stocks its favourite wines from obscure small producers and big name vineyards alike. They also have award-winning burgers and locally-brewed beers, which no doubt have contributed to their number one status on Facebook.

2. Busaba Eathai 

2,888 Likes
313 – 319 Old Street

At Busaba Eathai, the diverse but simple menu offers a flavoursome selection of Thai salads, noodles, curries and stir-fries with an authenticity and freshness that surpasses expectations. The menu also offers an extensive list of Asian-inspired juices and smoothies, and a simple yet intelligent selection of wines, all with enough character to compliment the food.

3. The Drunken Monkey 

2,280 Likes
Shoreditch High Street

The Drunken Monkey invites you to experience their Dim Sum delights and award winning cocktails in an incomparable Kung Fu kitsch setting. Eating at The Drunken Monkey is always a great experience; food and wine are presented on the same menu, and you can pick and mix a huge range of dim sum, priced from £2.50 upwards. The food includes a selection of every kind of steamed dumpling you could imagine, and a large selection of grilled and fried dishes such as won tons, spring rolls, tofu, and prawns.

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4. Zigfrid Von Underbelly 

3,356 Likes
11 Hoxton Square

Zigfrid’s offers an array of food and drink from American burgers to Middle-Eastern sharing platters and Italian pizzas. They also do a £5 power lunch and weekend brunch.

5. Beach Blanket Babylon 

1,189 Group Members
19 – 23 Bethnal Green Road

Utilising an old Victorian warehouse on the Bethnal Green Road, BBB encapsulates the bohemian decadence of Cool Britannia. The 800 capacity venue houses three elegant floors, designed with a warehouse theme in mind, yet boasting a quintessentially Boho Chic and Grand French Country Chateau atmosphere.

6. Pizza East 

1,999 Likes & 1,605 Check-ins
56 Shoreditch High Street

Housed on the ground floor of the Tea Building, located on the corner of Shoreditch High Street and Bethnal Green Road in East London, Pizza East Shoreditch is a modern take on the pizzeria. The menu features traditional and rustic ingredients, with a progressive approach to gourmet pizza and a commitment to sourcing seasonal and local produce.

7. Viet Grill 

126 Likes
58 Kingsland Road

Described as ‘one of the most authentic and enjoyable Vietnamese restaurants I have ever experienced in London’ by Mark Hix of The IndependentViet Grill artfully combines Vietnamese street food with fine dining.

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8. Hoxton Grill 

676 Likes & 1,219 Check-ins
81 Great Eastern Street

In the style of classic American grills, Hoxton Grill is a neighbourhood restaurant in the heart of Shoreditch. With a comfortable banquette seating, bar, lounge and outdoor space, it is the perfect place to meet and eat in a relaxed atmosphere.

9. The Water Poet 

850 Likes & 1,435 Check-ins
9 – 11 Folgate Street

Think BBQs and hog roast at this charming pub in the centre of Spitalfields.

10. Red Dog Saloon 

1,794 Likes
37 Hoxton Square

Their award-winning smoker has been imported from the USA and is built to recreate the cooking process of those original fire pits. Red Dog Saloon use the

traditional American woods of hickory and mesquite to give a full smoke flavour, and the meat stays in the smoker for up to 16 hours.

 

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