Ombra Bar

1 Vyner Street , London, E2 9DG

SquareMeal Review of Ombra Bar

Housed in a former art gallery by the banks of the Regent’s Canal, Ombra brings some gregarious Venetian vibes to trend-conscious Bethnal Green. Edgy interior design, tall brown-tinted windows, second-hand furniture & a riot of high-gloss pink, blue & yellow tables by artist Russell Bamber point up the fashionable aesthetic, & the chalkboard menu mixes cicchetti nibbles such as burrata pugliese or baccalà mantecato (creamy whipped salt cod) with more mainstream plates of pasta & suchlike (think aubergine parmigiana or homemade spaghetti with chilli, tomato & guanciale bacon). Vegetables & artisan breads are procured locally & meat comes from the Ginger Pig (try the finely sliced, delicately marinated ‘carne salata’). Ombra’s other trump card is its selection of traditional Venetian ‘spritzs’, backed up by some fine Italian wines & digestifs.

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Nearby Tube/Rail Stations

Cambridge Heath Station 413m

London Fields Station 687m


Address: 1 Vyner Street , London E2 9DG

Area: Bethnal Green Shoreditch

Opening times

Mon-Sat 8am-11pm (Mon -8pm Tues-Wed -10pm) Sun 11am-8pm

Nearby Landmarks

Ocean Music Centre 1km

Victoria Park 1km


Telephone: 020 8981 5150


Cuisine: Bars

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