Martello Hall 22

137 Mare Street , London, E8 3RH

1 reviews

Bars Hackney Dalston

  • Martello Hall London east cocktail bar restaurant
  • Martello Hall London east cocktail bar restaurant
  • Martello Hall London restaurant bar east
  • Martello Hall London east cocktail bar restaurant

SquareMeal Review of Martello Hall

A café-diner aimed at hot-deskers and E8 slackers by day, Martello Hall morphs into a party bar at night. Local beers, Italian artisan wines on tap and a louche first-floor cocktail lounge draw evening punters into the strategically distressed Edwardian premises (formerly The London Fields pub). Many of the cocktails depend on east London-produced booze, doctored with homemade tinctures, sherbets and cordials. Martello gin (distilled on-site) underpins a Bramble (£11) and a twisted G&T, but we prefer the Mexican Negroni, Ginger Caipirinha Royale and miniatures to share – Punchy Cosmo for four at £20, for instance. Absinthe is another speciality, favoured by dissolute dandies who also come for the live music and late-night DJs. Comfort food, served in a groovy Brooklyn-style diner out back and in the ground-floor bar, has Italian leanings: Bologna-style dumplings; and wood-fired pizzas with novel toppings (roasted squash and beetroot, say). Similar ventures are planned across London. 

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Nearby Tube/Rail Stations

London Fields Station 231m

Hackney Central Station 923m


Address: 137 Mare Street , London E8 3RH

Area: Hackney Dalston

Opening times

Mon-Fri 8am-12M (Thurs -2am Fri -3am)

Nearby Landmarks

Ocean Music Centre 601m

Hackney Empire Theatre 685m


Telephone: 020 3889 6173


Cuisine: Bars


Food & Drink: 6.0

Service: 6.0

Atmosphere: 6.0

Value: 5.0

Food & Drink: 3.0

Service: 3.0

Atmosphere: 3.0

Value: 2.0

dave d. 30 December 2016

What is it about restaurants that they think that the passing trade just wants Pizza ? The area is full of Pizza slices and this place just isn't the right place to do the same. It is a missed opportunity and typical of not really doing the research about what is needed in the area. I don't expect it to be much of a success in it's present incarnation.