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We are a five minute walk from Bethnal Green tube station, Broadway Market and London Fields. Boxing fans, you should be aware, it is less than 5 minutes walk from York Hall and just as close for all you flower lovers who know Colombia Road Market. Theatre lovers will know Hackney Empire which is located very close to the restaurant. If those hot spots aren’t enough, the Al-Amin is situated 1 mile away from Brick Lane and Liverpool Street. Not to mention, we are located a minute walk from Vyner Street, where “First Thursday” takes place. So if you are into fine dining, fine wine, art, history and culture, then visit the Al-Amin and let your evening begin.

The Al-Amin recommends…

 

Pubs

London Fields

Renowned for putting on great events, this pub goes on till late into the early hours of the morning on the weekends. Great pizza, great for sports too.

Address: 137 Mare Street, Hackney, London, E8 3RH

 

Pub on the Park

Iconic pub on the park with fantastic selection of ales, wines and spirits. All major sporting events covered with three screens. One of the biggest beer gardens this side of London. Resident DJs at the weekends and a great Sunday roast.

Web: www.pubonthepark.com

Address: 19 Martello Street, Hackney, London, E8 3PE

 

The Lauriston

Lovely pub located on Victoria Park, good selection of beers, great Pizza. Free jukebox, which is a vintage beauty. Art exhibitions, quiz nights, and karaoke often takes place. There is also live music and DJs every weekend.

Web: www.thelauriston.com

Address: 162 Victoria Park Road, Hackney, E9 7JN

 

Salmon & Ball

A tradional east end boozer once belonging to the late great Bobby Moore. Located just outside Bethnal Green Tube Station. A traditional selection of beers, wines and spirits. Screens available for sporting events.

Address: 502 Bethnal Green Road, Bethnal Green, London, E2 0EA

 

The Hemingway

Nicely tucked away on Victoria Park Road. Lovely beer garden, fantastic in the summer. Good selection of drinks. Fantastic food served everyday. The scotch eggs are amazing.

Web: www.thehemingway.co.uk

Address: 84 Victoria Park Road, Hackney, London, E9 7JL

 

The Albion

If you are a West Bromich Albion FC supporter, you must go! This pub was one of the first football pubs in East London. It attracts supporters from all over the country and overseas. There’s memorabilia from nearly every English club in there. Great pub for football and sports in general. Outdoor seating available also.

Address: 94 Goldsmith’s Row, London, E2 8QY

 

The Hare

A traditional east end boozer with a fantastic selection of music in the juke box. Even has the traditional pool table, which is very rare these days in Bethnal Green. The Hare is very well known for football and sports in general. Although the landlord/lady, Julian and Sarah are Gooners, they are very welcoming to all supporters of football and sports. Late night license on the weekends. Live Jazz on an occasional Sunday.

Address: 515 Cambridge Heath Road, Bethnal Green, London, E2 9BU

 

The Cat & Mutton

A nice pub on the corner of Broadway market and London Fields. It has a great selection of beers, good Sunday roast and resident DJs on the weekends. Good place for a party. Also has a new cocktail bar upstairs recently opened.

Website: www.catandmutton.com

Address: 76 Broadway Market, Hackney, London E8 4QJ

 

The Florist Arms

Known for its exceptional Pizzas. Absolutely fantastic. Available also as a take away. Lovely pub with great staff.

Website: www.thefloristarms.co.uk

Address: 255 Globe Road, Bethnal Green, E2 0JD

 

The Victory

A nice old school east end pub tucked away in Vyner Street where “First Thursday” takes place. Traditional beers, wines and spirits available. Has a pool table, which is rare these days in Bethnal Green. Great place to visit whilst checking out art galleries on Vyner Street.

Address:27 Vyner Street, Bethnal Green, London, E2 9DQ

 

The Camel

Renowned for its exceptional award winning Pie & Mash. A selection of different pies are on offer. Great selection of ales. Outdoor seating also available. Fantastic management and staff.

Website: www.thecamelpublichouse.london

Address: 277 Globe Road, Bethnal Green, E2 0JD

The Approach Tavern

Known for its exceptional outdoor seating area. It’s spacious, it’s heated and is fantastic on a sunny day. Great lunch menu too and has a good selection of drinks.

Website: www.remarkablerestaurants.co.uk/remarkable-restaurants-approach.html

Address: 47 Approach Road, Bethnal Green, London, E2 9LY

 

The Dundee Arms

Known for being a boxing pub as it’s the nearest boozer to York Hall. Has recently had a refurbishment. The décor is fantastic, has a nice little beer garden too. Big screens so great for sports.

Address: 339 Cambridge Heath Road, Bethnal Green, London, E2 9LH

 

The Sun Tavern

Newly reopened under new management. Great selection of ales, the drink menu has a decent cocktail selection with an impressive choice of Irish whiskies and Poitin. Special punch menu available too. The pub serves up pastries and freshly brewed coffees from Bethnal Green’s Square Mile roaster in the morning as well as bar snacks.

Address: 441 Bethnal Green Road, Bethnal Green, E2 0AN

 

The Dove Freehouse and Kitchen

This pub is very well known for its huge selection of beers. Great selection of lager, ale, bitter available. Located in Broadway market, a fun place to hang out.

 

The Sebright Arms

Renowned for its exceptional award winning burgers. A magnificent selection of burgers to go with the selection of Real Ales and Ciders. It also has a huge function room downstairs. Watch the future famous musician perform at this venue.

Website: www.sebrightarms.co.uk

Address: 31-35 Coate Street, Bethnal Green, London, E2 9AG

 

The Perseverance

A lovely Irish pub run by a lovely couple. The Percy as it’s known to its locals, is a nice local with huge screens for sports. If you’re into Gaelic football, rugby and sports in general, this is a place to visit.

Address: 112 Pritchard’s Road, Bethnal Green, E2 9AP

Bars

Off Broadway

Modelled on a bar in East Village, Mickey’s Blue Room, this bar aims to bring some of that warm welcome and high service-ethic so typical of our American friends. One must try the Brooklyn Larger and there is a massive selection of cocktails. Located in Broadway market too.

Website: www.offbroadway.org.uk

Address: 63-65 Broadway Market, London, E8 4PH

 

The Craft Cocktail Co.

Part of the London Cocktail Club (LCC), this amazing cocktail bar is located in Paradise Row. Not sure if there are a better selection of cocktails anywhere nearby. You can see the production of the cocktails in the factory where they produce their own bottled and kegged cocktails. Very spacious too and is available for private functions. Happy Hour also awesome.

Website: www.craftcocktailcompany.com

Address: Arch 253, Paradise Row, Bethnal Green, E2 9LE

 

Satan’s Whiskers

Exposed bricks and quirky taxidermy decorate this compact cocktail bar with a hip-hop soundtrack. A massive selection of cocktails with food. Located just by Bethnal Green tube station.

Address: 343 Cambridge Heath Road, Bethnal Green, E2 9RA

 

The Last Tuesday Society

The society is dedicated to subverting life, the universe and everything bored of the life and world it sees around it seeks to create a new world filled with beauty, wonder and the imagination. The Society presents a veritable feast of experiences and productions. Since 2005 it has presented London’s longest running Literary Salon with well known and forgotten figures from the worlds of the written word, it’s parties are beautiful, fantastic and fun. The society is aiming to become a non profit with full charitable status, until that time it is run as a benign dictatorship by the Chancellor Viktor Wynd. If you’re into taxidermy décor and props, it is a must visit place. A small selection of cocktails, drinks and food. Once a month there is a zoo too in the museum.

Website: www.thelasttuesdaysociety.org

Address: 11 Mare St, London E8 4RP

 

Mother Kelly’s

Offers beer from London’s best breweries as well as from Europe & beyond. Expect to find many affordable & familiar beers alongside limited addition & esoteric ones. They don’t have a kitchen, that would have taken up too much beer space, but the food they do have has been thoughtfully sourced and chosen to perfectly compliment the beer.

Website: www.motherkellys.co.uk

Address: 251 Paradise Row, Bethnal Green, E2 9LE

 

Sager & Wilde

Smart urban wine bar with exposed brick walls and wooden floors, serving fine wines and bar snacks. A great selection of wine and wine tasting is also available. A must visit for all wine lovers.

Website: www.sagerandwilde.com

Address: 193 Hackney Road, E2 8JL

 

The Arch Gallery

The Arch Gallery gets its name from its space, a Victorian railway arch built around 1872 when the Great eastern Railway opened. Long, white and beautiful, the Arch lends itself to exhibiting multiple medias. A spacious, versatile venue that adapts to suit any events or exhibition, it has the flexibility for you to make it your own. Friday night is a good way to start the weekend with some amazing jazz. Saturday nights, it’s a party till late.

Website: www.archgallery.co.uk

Address: The Railway Arches, 289 Cambridge Heath Road, E2 9HA

 

The Queen Adelaide

The George & Dragon: Next Generation: In early December 2015 Richard Battye succumbed to market forces and closed his precious, adored and niche gay/straight corner pub the George & Dragon, opened in 2002 at 2 Hackney Rd, where it remained immune to the more commercially trendy Shoreditch that evolved around it during its 13-year run. But within days of the pub’s sad closure, Battye opened this happy ‘sequel’ at the other end of Hackney Road, a ground-floor/basement space that previously housed both Max’s Bistro and a lap dancing club.

Address 483 Hackney Road, Bethnal Green, E2 9ED

Food/Coffee

Resident of Paradise Row

Opened in November 2014, the Resident of Paradise Row an independent bar and restaurant in the railway arches of Paradise Row. Brunch is served Tuesday to Sunday and make sure to ask about the bottomless drinks option for the table! Arrive early for dinner and enjoy a drink at the bar or make the most of the £6 margaritas. The home smoked salmon is brought in fresh from Loch Duart cured on site and cold smoked in the shed you see on the terrace. Also prepared fresh on site are whole hot-smoked corn fed chickens and our huge pork belly strips. Great place for drinks, dinner, but don’t forget to go back for the Sunday roast!

Website: www.residentlondon.com

Address: Arch 252 Paradise Row, London, E2 9LE

 

Mr Buckleys

Hip hangout with basement bar for all-day brunch and Modern European small dishes in the evening. Mr Buckley’s serves a seasonally changing small plate menu. High quality, local produce is used to serve an interesting menu that incorporates traditional British and European fusion cooking. Brunch is served from 10am Saturday and Sunday. The basement bar is open Friday and Saturday evenings 7pm – 2am. Basement bar is available for private hire.

Website: www.mrbuckleys.com

Address: 277 Hackney Road, Bethnal Green, E2 8NA

 

Hurwundeki

With delicious artisan  pastries delivered daily from Yeast Bakery and freshly made Workshop Coffee, the most aromatic coffee beans we can find. At Hurwundeki restaurant they create fresh, simple and authentic Korean food by fusing traditional Korean dishes with modern cooking techniques. They blend their our own soy and chilli sauces to make sure they’re as fresh as possible.

Website: www.hurwundeki.com

Address: Arch 298 Cambridge Heath Road, London, E2 9HA

 

Pelliccis

Vintage Art Deco workers’ cafe offering the full English breakfast and Italian classics since 1900. This place is iconic and is very much part of Bethnal Green’s history. Famously known for where the Krays often had their lunch. If you go there, you can still hear the tales of the Krays. A great family run café.

Address: 332 Bethnal Green Rd, London E2 0AG

 

Cooke

A proper traditional east end Pie n Mash cuisine. Another iconic place which has been situated in Broadway Market since the 1900s. Hot and lovely selection of pies, and jellied eels fresh from Billingsgate. A must visit place. Very historic.

Address: 9 Broadway Market, E8 4QJ

 

Bill Hall

A nice traditional Green Grocer located in Victoria Park Village. Fresh fruit and veg from Spitalfields Market at a reasonable price. A nice family run shop.

Address: 205 Victoria Park Rd, Hackney E9 7JN

 

The Hive Wellbeing (Hives)

The Hive brings you a dining experience designed to enhance your lifestyle. Focusing on simple organic food combinations to provide surprising flavours, textures and in turn – vitality. Their cold pressed juice detoxifies, and the food nourishes, the coffee ignites the senses and their natural wines warm the soul. A healthy way of dining.

Website: www.thehivewellbeing.com

Address: 286-290 Cambridge Heath Road cnr. Vyner Street, London E2 9DA

 

Italina

Cosy Italian restaurant with framed pictures on the walls, subtle lighting and Neapolitan pizzas. Nice selection of wines too.

Website: www.italina.co.uk

Address: 385 Cambridge Heath Road, Bethnal Green, E2 9RA

 

Silver Star

Traditional Chinese Take Away. This take away has been going for over 50 years. Nice food and a good selection of the menu too.

Address: 489 Cambridge Heath Rd, London E2 9BU

Gym/Sports

York Hall

The York Hall is a health and leisure centre and one of Britain’s best known boxing venues. York Hall Leisure Centre boasts a state-of-the-art gym, group exercise facilities, swimming pools as well as the award wining Spa LONDON. With its convenient location close to Bethnal Green tube station and a range of membership options for all budgets. In addition to health and fitness facilities, the centre also offers a swim school programme and ‘sport for women’ activities.

Website: www.better.org.uk/leisure/york-hall-leisure-centre

Address: 5 Old Ford Road, Bethnal Green, E2 9PJ

 

Fitness For Less

Fitness4Less aim to offer good quality gym facilities for the cheapest price. They believe cost shouldn’t be a barrier to getting everyone involved in beneficial fitness activities, to improve health, wellness and vitality. Their focus is to create a friendly, non-intimidating atmosphere at the gym. As a beginner, a welcome feeling and a simple ‘Gym Intro’ programmes offer the basic first steps to exercise. If you are an improver, they will offer new and alternative training options, which will stretch your capabilities and challenge you.

Website: http://www.f4l.com/bethnal-green

Address: 115 Coventry Road, Bethnal Green, E2 6GG

Breweries

London Fields Brewery

Craft brewery with tours of the premises, a brewing school, tutored tasting sessions and a bar. A good selection of craft ales. A function room also available for hire.

Website: www.londonfieldsbrewery.co.uk

Address: 365-366 Warburton St, London E8 3RR

 

Crate Brewery

Bar in old factory with recycled decor and its own micro-brewery plus inventive pizzas and DJ sets. A fine selection of craft beer and pizzas. Gluten free pizzas available too. A nice boat on the canal belonging to the brewery is an added bonus. There’s nothing like sitting on the boat in the summer with a cold ale and a pizza.

Website: www.cratebrewery.com

Address: Unit 7, Queens Yard, Hackney Wick, London, E9 5EN

Hotels

Town Hall

Set in a former Edwardian town hall, this luxury chic hotel mixes modern design with art deco and period details. Within walking distance of the trendy East End, it’s 5 minutes to Bethnal Green tube station. The chic, individually designed rooms offer sheepskin rugs and one-off vintage pieces. All include free WiFi, iPod docks, TVs and DVD players, and loan of the hotel’s goldfish (on request). Studios and suites add kitchens. There are 2 restaurants, a cocktail bar, plus a gym and a 15-metre indoor pool. The 7 conference rooms include the grand, former council chambers. On weekday mornings, a free shuttle to nearby tube stations is offered.

Website: www.townhallhotel.com

Address: Patriot Square, Bethnal Green, E2 9NF

 

RE Hotel

In a trendy corner of East London, this modern redbrick hotel is 1 mile from the hip neighbourhood of Shoreditch. Liverpool Street station is 17 minutes by tube from Bethnal Green station, half a mile away. The contemporary rooms, all wood and muted colours, come with free WiFi, TVs, minifridges with free water and include en suite bathrooms with power showers and designer toiletries. Upgraded rooms have desks, leather office chairs and laptop safes. Public areas include a bar/lounge and a modern British restaurant where breakfast is served. There’s also an on-site car park (surcharge), a meeting room and an exercise room.

Website: www.hotelshoreditch.com

Address: 419-437 Hackney Road, London E2 8PP

Member’s Club

Shoreditch House

Set an 11-minute walk from the Old Street tube station, this trendy boutique hotel (part of a members-only club) is also 1.8 miles from Tower Bridge and 3.2 miles from the London Eye.  Relaxed rooms have rainfall showers and flat-screen TVs. Upgraded rooms add desks and private balconies. There are stylish lounge bars, live entertainment and an Italian-American restaurant with a deli-style menu, plus a rooftop with a pool, an Italian restaurant, a garden and an outdoor lounge. Other amenities include a games room, a fitness centre, a spa and meeting space.

Website: www.shoreditchhouse.com

Address: Ebor Street,  London, E1 6AW