Winners announced for Hackney Excellence Awards

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More than 220 votes were cast for the Hackney Excellence Awards, and the Hackney Post team want to thank everyone who sent nominations in or voted this week – we’ve been particularly blown away with how many people participated during the 24-hour voting period, as well as the enthusiasm for The Kenton Pub (we’ll have to check that one out)!

Here’s what you’ve been waiting for… the winners of the Hackney Excellence Awards 2014.

Eating out in Hackney

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The Kenton Pub, which received more votes than any other nominee for the Awards. Credit: Ewan-M

Best Chinese restaurant – Shanghai Dalston

Best Italian restaurant – Lardo

Best pizza place – Voodoo Rays

Best curry restaurant – Pepper n Spice

Best place to grab a coffee – Grodzinski Bakery

Best place for hangover food – Dalston Superstore

Best pub – The Kenton Pub

Best place for vegetarian food – Grodzinski Bakery

Best place for brunch – Haberdashery

Best place for a burger – Rita’s

Home & leisure in Hackney

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Dalston Roof Park, best beet garden. Credit: wirewiping

Best beer garden – Dalston roof park

Best coffee shop for working/studying – Haggerston espresso room

Best gym – Sunstone

Best park – Clissold Park

Best area to live – Stoke Newington

Best place to stay (hotel/B&B) – Russell’s of Clapton

Best venue for live music – OSLO

Best bar – Ridley road market bar

Best place for a date – OSLO

Best place to explore with friends – Broadway market

Best primary school – Holy Trinity

 Best secondary school – Stoke Newington School

Best sixth form/further education college – Bsix College

Best place to see a film – The Hackney PictureHouse

Businesses in Hackney

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Pages bookshop, where to go for a great read. Credit: Ewan-M

Best convenience store – World Foods, Upper Clapton Road

Best deli – Gallo Nero, Stoke newington high street

Best bakery – Grodzinski bakery

Best clothing shop – Hub

Best book shop – Pages

Best charity shop – Oxfam, kingsland Road

Best place for thrift shopping/vintage clothes – Beyond retro

Best place to get a haircut – Stunt Dolly

Best Hackney business – Majestic Autos – Car Sales &Accident Management

People in Hackney

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Jermain Jackman. Credit: BBC

Best community leader – Chaim Hochauser, head of Shomrim

Best community leader (under 21) – Jermain Jackman, singer on the Voice

Best GP – The Nightingale Practice

Best dentist – Bradbury street dental surgery

Best councillor – Ann Munn, Haggerston councillor

Best Hackney tweeter – Shomrim @ShomrimOfficial

Best community group – Shomrim Neighbourhood Patrol

Best street market – Broadway

Want to visit one of these award-winning places? Use our interactive map.

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