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Hackney restaurant Pidgin awarded Michelin Star

27 Oct , 2016  

Hackney restaurant Pidgin awarded Michelin Star. Pidgin restaurant on Wilton Way has been awarded a Michelin Star for its outstanding food. Beginning as a supper club at his flat in Holloway, owner James Ramsden said that he chose Hackney Central to open his first restaurant, as “I liked the idea of being a neighbourhood restaurant with […]

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Mazi Mas, the restaurant giving migrant women work

12 Mar , 2016  

Mazi Mas (“with us” in Greek) isn’t just a restaurant, it’s a community. The restaurant was founded by 28-year-old Nikandre Kopcke in honour of her Greek godmother, whose husband made her take care of the children, preventing her from fulfilling her dreams as a business woman. Roberta, a 50-year-old mother of two, is the restaurant’s kitchen manager. […]

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Lardo restaurant


The 5 best Italian restaurants in Hackney

9 Mar , 2016  

We’ve already listed the best restaurants and best brunches in Hackney, but have you got a hankering for some Italian grub? Here’s our selection focused on the finest the borough can offer. 1) Bella Vita This Italian restaurant opened in 2009 in Broadway Market and offers a mixed menu with classic Italian dishes and contemporary twists. Bella […]

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Jamaican restaurant opens

8 Oct , 2015  

New Jamaican restaurant Rudies, on Stoke Newington Road, will have a “niche” menu that reflects its founders’ love for the Caribbean country. They will also offer a “talking” cocktail list based on Jamaican history – taking inspiration from the Arawaks, Spanish conquerers, English colonists, and Rastafarians. Co-founder Peter Kirvan said: “Rudie’s is a contemporary Jamaican […]

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The Old George Pub


Restaurant review: The Old George

22 Mar , 2014  

Frankie Goodway samples the food at The Old George

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