Tag: Hackney Bubble

Sunday Brunch at Verden, E5

This newly opened cafe / restaurant/ wine bar seems to have been plopped form nowhere into its somewhat questionable location in Clarence Road, Clapton, E5. My friend lives just down the road. She enters the well crafted, black and wooden interior, looks around and muses “Is Clapton ready for this?”. A few moments later with some talk about the changes in Lower Clapton and we guess … Read More Sunday Brunch at Verden, E5

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Skylodge – Not for sissys!

Dust up that lumberjack shirt, muddy those felling boots and whack on a furry hat… Skylodge has opened it’s little wooden doors in a cleverly cosy rooftop setting in Hackney, creating a haven for all lumberjacks and Jills. These pop-up aficionados opened with a rather spectacular thanksgiving turkey chase through London Fields leading the lumberjacks (and the turkey) to a grand sanctuary. I went … Read More Skylodge – Not for sissys!

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Opening Soon – Oslo, E8

A new music-come-dining-come-drinking venue is opening in Hackney. And it looks fancy. The seldom noticed, but historical and beautiful old train station in the heart of Hackney central is being lovingly renovated into a Nordic themed hot spot. Oslo opens its doors in December with some great acts already announced – Dry the River included! It’ll be open day and night for feeding and … Read More Opening Soon – Oslo, E8

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Lost in London – a film

I just came across this wonderful film “Lost in London”, which was posted a year ago on Vimeo. Makes you realise how fast paced life can get… take a morning to just wonder and soak up the east, meander the streets, parks and watersides, get lost in your own neighbourhood and take a moment to reflect… this is rather lovely. Enjoy the next 9 … Read More Lost in London – a film

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Advisory: Service Not Included

After a few years sabbatical from eating meat, I have recently broken into carnivorism… in quite spectacular style. Now I only want the best. Queue googling of “best burger in London”. After ignoring any Time Out features, I found the Advisory… I hadn’t noticed this place on Mare street before , but it was featured for the wrong reasons on the internets a while … Read More Advisory: Service Not Included

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Netil House – Summer Party #1

Netil House threw open its summer series of rooftop parties, hailing the beginning of what will hopefully be a sunshine filled season. The premiere was last Saturday and fiery yellow ball came out to play hand in hand with chilled prosecco, condensation laden bottles of Mexican beer and some tasty chicken and taco bites. All washed down with incredible views over east London. We … Read More Netil House – Summer Party #1

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Dreyfus’ – Clapton Square

Nesting on the corner of Clapton Square, Dreyfus’ café opened at the tail end of 2012 serving as a paper-reading, bun-eating, brunchy-breakfasty café in the heart of Hackney. Up front, the best thing about Dreyfus’ is that you can order eggs Florentine or Benedict or Royal (flozzy / benny / rozza as the aussies would say) by the portion – just £3.25 for one … Read More Dreyfus’ – Clapton Square

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Netil House Opens Summer

Rooftops and BBQs and music are usually found holding hands and smooching. When the smoke gets-a-going with salacious burger flavours, add in a sausage or two and the party really gets started! Welcome to summer… not that we’ve seen much of it so far this year, but help is at hand to bring those summer good-time vibes to Hackney! Netil house springs into action … Read More Netil House Opens Summer

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Clapton’s Heart

I’ve moved to a new area… Clapton… Two digits down from my usual E8 postcode, it feels like a different place, slightly left of Hackney. On the ‘up-and-coming’ radar it has a unique and local personality. If it could speak, it would tell you about the great little market, some super comfy pubs, unique cafes and quirky characters and how it’s the essence of … Read More Clapton’s Heart

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The Cock Tavern, E8

When thinking of areas where it is a struggle to find a decent, non-violent, non-Weatherspoons pub with good beers that is not a café… or the cinema, Hackney Central tops the list. It was a walk up to The Prince George or The Spurstow… or The Pembury (all good choices!) but, no more, Hackney-ites! No more! Our very own cosy ale-house has arrived, rendering … Read More The Cock Tavern, E8

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Salvation for Old Street’s Cafes

A new café in Old Street opened a couple of months ago to keep it’s sister café, Lantana (of Fitzrovia fame) company in the east. And it retains the essence of what Lantana is all about – colourful, tasty food, great coffee and Aussie service with a smile – with a more airy, modern feel. Where you see flat white’s adorning every coffee menu … Read More Salvation for Old Street’s Cafes

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St John’s of Hackney Host Little Noise Sessions

Hackney played host to the wonderful Little Noise Sessions, aimed to raise money and awareness for Mencap. Joe Whiley hosted the events which went on for 6 days last week – her sister was born mentally handicapped so it was a charity close to her heart. The bands weren’t paid and all the ticket and drinks profits went to charity. Nice. Also nice bars courtesy of … Read More St John’s of Hackney Host Little Noise Sessions

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