5 Must-Visit Restaurants In Hackney Central

While there are PLENTY of good restaurants in Hackney Central, we could only narrow it down to our top 5.

Behind Restaurant

This fish and meat-based restaurant is run by a fantastic Chef by the name of Andy Beynon. He has worked in numerous exciting kitchens and Behind has one star on the Michelin guide, so you KNOW it is worth a visit!

 20 Sidworth Street, London, E8 3SD, United Kingdom

5-star review on TripAdvisor – Had such a nice time here!

Had such a nice time here! The food was great, the atmosphere was lovely and Steve, our waiter, was amazing!! The live music was an added bonus!

Mess Cafe

This cafe is a nice change of pace from all the chain fast food places in London. They serve a classic cafe breakfast with a delicious selection of hot drinks to go with it. You’ll receive a warm welcome and good food along with a great atmosphere here.   38 Amhurst Road, London E8 1JN England

5-star review on TripAdvisor –  Great breakfast.

Very good breakfast and at a very reasonable price. Very popular – not surprising! We were staying at the nearby Flynn’s guest house so this was very convenient.


Hosting a European/British contemporary menu, Pidgin is definitely a restaurant not to miss! While its prices may be higher than most in the area, you will be receiving great food and will have a new culinary experience every time you visit, as menu rotations happen often!  52 Wilton Way, London E8 1BG England

5-star review on TripAdvisor –Delightful!

A wonderful experience in pleasant surroundings with attentive, knowledgeable and personable staff. The food was truly delicious with lots of delicate flavours curated throughout the evening, expertly paired with some unique wines. Well recommended!


Having a feel-good atmosphere and comforting food makes Oslo a great place to stop by if you’re in need of a quick bite or a few drinks. Serving great burgers and delicious sides to go with it, you can find Oslo located right near Hackney Central station.  1A Amhurst Road, London E8 1LL England

5-star review on TripAdvisor – Best burger ever

Greatest burger in memory and such a nice place, lovely staff so friendly and a great selection of beers!!!

Black Sheep Coffee

Although technically NOT a restaurant, Black Sheep Coffee is a must-visit for those on the move and in need of a quick, tasty coffee or warm beverage for those cold winter mornings. Not to mention their super friendly staff, who are SO friendly they stopped a thief from stealing a customers bike!  1C Amhurst Road, London E8 1LL England

5 Star Review on TripAdvisor – Hackney heroes!

After getting a black americano, I left my bikes locked to the railings. These legends stopped a thief from stealing my wheel. Great coffee too.




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