76 Commercial Street , London, E1 6LY

SquareMeal Review of Blessing's

For something rather more fortifying than Christ Church Spitalfields’ communion wine, head next door to sample good grape at devilishly enticing prices. Open from 11am until as late as 1am at weekends, Blessing’s serves breakfast, lunch and dinner and ‘everything in between’. The operation is ranged over three floors of a Georgian house, with DJ sets played in the cellar bar, and kick-back sofas and a working fire upstairs. The main ground-floor room is a cafe-diner whose unpretentious interior – washed brick, prints, stripy narrow banquette and black-and-white tiled floor – harks back to wine bars from when Cilla Black was young. Order fry-ups and eggy bruncheons, hearty soups, croques, crêpes, beef pie (£6.50), zingy salads, fishcakes or pasta plates (there’s plenty to interest vegetarians). Drink Aperol spritz and classic cocktails while relaxing at pavement tables or on a small decked terrace overlooking the church. A regular quiz night is keenly contested.


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Nearby Tube/Rail Stations

Temple Tube Station 368m

Covent Garden Tube Station 471m


Address: 76 Commercial Street , London E1 6LY

Area: Monument Tower Hill Aldgate

Opening times

Mon-Fri 4pm-12M (Thurs-Sat -1am) Sat-Sun 12N-1am (Sun -11pm)

Nearby Landmarks

Somerset House 66m

Lyceum Theatre 84m


Telephone: 020 7247 1341


Cuisine: Bars Cafes

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