With west London's reign as the premier spot in London for a good after hours session out long behind us, the east end is fast becoming the best place in the city for a meal followed by some drinks and a night on the tiles. Looking for a good spot? Check out our selection of the best restaurants in east London for dinner & bevvies with friends.
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Best Places for Dinner and Drinks in East London
Dishoom - Shoreditch
As one of the London's most revered Indian restaurants, Dishoom in Shoreditch is one of the best spots in the city, let alone the east end, for a social meal with friends. Serving up a selection of delicious authentic and contemporary Indian dishes, their alcohol menu is no less appealing offering everything from classic cocktails to a selection of refreshing gems from their expansive wine list. Perfect for a group, the eclectic interiors bring a kitschy charm to any night - offering the perfect starting point for a night on the Shoreditch bar scene.
The Blues Kitchen - Old St.
While you may plan to start your night in the Blues Kitchen, the likelihood is, any intentions to move on afterwards will soon be thwarted by the alluring atmosphere and live music performances that are sure to keep you staying put. Besides the energetic live performances, robust servings of tasty all-American food will prove the perfect soaking for their tantalising selection of cocktails. Oh, and the decor's pretty insta worthy too - and we all know how important that is.
Boundary Rooftop - Shoreditch
It's Boundary Rooftops gorgeous greenery and panoramic views that make it one of the most suitable places in the east for some post work drinks and food. The tranquil and spacious layout can make it relatively tricky to get a table here, particularly in the summer, but if you're lucky enough to grab one a selection of light snacks, seafood and Mediterranean food await you, alongside a bountiful selection of drinks, obviously.
Old St. Records - Shoreditch
A perfect option for the music lovers out there, Old St. Records pumps out a variety of music every night alongside serving up some seriously good sourdough pizza to keep your energy up for all that dancing you'll be doing. With plentiful tables well suited to holding larger groups, alongside an expansive cocktail menu, it'll fast become one of your easy end favourites.
Tayyabs - Aldgate East
An age old east end institution, Tayyabs is a great spot for decent food at decent prices without the frills. While you won't be getting anything in terms of entertainment, it's a worthy contender that permits you bringing your own alcohol - a great option for a large group if you're trying to save a few pounds.
Barrio East - Shoreditch
One of the more creative interiors you'll find in Shoreditch, Barrio serves up some of the best cocktails in east London with exciting iterations on common options such as the gingerbread colada and raspberry infused cava to keep you dancing til' the wee hours. With live music most nights, alongside their fresh, interesting latin inspired menu, it's hands down one of the best spots in east London for a night out with friends.
Flight Club - Old St.
For the activity driven among you, Flight Club marries a traditional pub setting with a contemporary fun-filled fairground to give you one of the most exciting places in the east end for a good auld' booze up. With entertainment in the form of dartboards to bring out the competitive spirit among your friends, tasty food options and, of course, a plethora of drink choices - it's a night to be had by every self-dubbed 'east ender'.