Looking for the best places to eat in Shoreditch? You’re in the right place - we’re been out on the streets of this achingly-cool east London heartland to find out which restaurants are really worth your time and money.
Shoreditch is the beating heart of east London, alive with thousands of restaurants, each one transporting you to a different part of the globe with quirky décor, an innovative menu or its own unique ambiance. Fancy feasting on the finest beef from Cornwall? Not a problem. In the mood for plant-based fare made with the environment in mind? We know just the place. Looking for a spot where the wine is good and the atmosphere is on point? We actually know a few of those.
There was once a time when London’s restaurant epicentre was considerably further west. No-one’s idea of a nice dinner was a trip to Shoreditch. In fact, when Fergus Henderson opened St John, even the idea of travelling to Farringdon for a good meal was laughable. There has, however, been a bit of a paradigm shift in the last few decades. As a new generation has turned to east London in search of art, culture and food, many of London’s most exciting new restaurants have also decided to call this side of the capital home. As in nearby Hackney, Hoxton and Spitalfields, Shoreditch is thriving, and frankly, this is where you’ll find a huge collection of London’s very best restaurants, from simple bistros to serious award-winning fine diners.
No matter what you’re in the mood for, we’ve got just the place for you. You’ll find a few Michelin-starred restaurants in our guide below, as well as haunts that have a stand-out ethos, great value or the perfect location. Plus, if you’re looking for Shoreditch High Street restaurants, plenty of these are just a short walk from the station. We hope you enjoy discovering the best restaurants in Shoreditch, because we certainly did while we ate our way round the neighbourhood in aid of our tried-and-tested guide.