The Dundee Arms

339 Cambridge Heath Road , London, E2 9LH

SquareMeal Review of The Dundee Arms

Once rougher than a Saturday night stramash in the gritty city it references, The Dundee Arms has been salvaged by the crew behind The Empress (Victoria Park) and The Crooked Billet (Clapton). Many original elements such as the wooden bar and glazed tiles have been retained, to produce a sympathetic, restrained reinterpretation of a Victorian taproom. Although raclette, spring onion and truffle oil toastie (£5.50, the only hot snack) is hardly an old Bethnal Green tradition, the fine draught beers do represent the best of what’s brewing in the new East End. Truman’s Zephyr, Redchurch’s Shoreditch Blonde and Five Points Pale were present on our visit, alongside good stuff from Redwell of Norwich. Four wines from £16, Dominio de Tharsys’ Natural Cava (£7.50), Long Island Iced Tea cocktails, a suntrap backyard, and DJs spinning raw-edged retro rock and soul – all provide further reason to toast The Dundee’s deliverance.

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Nearby Tube/Rail Stations

Bethnal Green Tube Station 146m

Cambridge Heath Station 404m


Address: 339 Cambridge Heath Road , London E2 9LH

Area: Bethnal Green Shoreditch

Opening times

Mon 4pm-12M Tues-Sun 12N-1am (Tues-Wed -12M Sun -10.30pm)

Nearby Landmarks

Genesis Cinema 894m

The Andrew Sketchley Theatre 1km


Telephone: 020 7729 6903


Cuisine: Bars

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