Kitchen E20

Modern European, Pizza·
Bronze Award

SquareMeal Review of Kitchen E20

Bronze Award

Stratford secured its place in history when it hosted 2012’s Olympic Games but it's never got off the starting blocks where restaurants are concerned, with diners having to settle for the chains of the Westfield shopping centre.

The Stratford hopes to change this – it's a multi-million pound development which is a combination of loft-living spaces and hotel rooms, with two on-site restaurants. The seventh floor is home to the high-end Allegra, while you’ll find the all-day Kitchen E20 on the ground floor, serving a concise, crowd-pleasing menu.

Kitchen E20 matches the rest of the hotel’s interiors, which offer a masterclass in how to make muted tones and grey surfaces seem chic  – we particularly admired the black and white installation hanging from the ceiling which looks like a pile of papers suspended in the air.

Things kick off with breakfasts of homemade crumpets and eggs every way before moving on to a snappy selection of small plates, mains and dishes from a grill at lunch and dinner. All the usual brasserie staples are present and correct and done pretty well. Half a dozen oysters were fresh and tangy while a steak cooked correctly to order came with a bucket of crisp, golden fries.

More Mediterranean-style dishes include a delicate assembly of thick-cut chickpea panisse, with a creamy filling and breadcrumb coating, and a linguine studded with plump prawns that stays on the right side of rich.

The stand-out dessert is the stylish take on a baked Alaska – it’s a grown-up version of the retro favourite, with juicy peach slices on the side and served looking like a Christmas yule log coated in blow-torched meringue. It’s also got enough of a sugar hit to delight the inner child in any diner.

Kitchen E20 isn’t going to win any gold medals, but it’s a likeable space with affable staff and fair pricing. For a reliably good meal in a restaurant-starved part of town, it runs rings around the local competition. 

Good to know

Average Price
££££ - £30 - £49
Modern European, Pizza
Cool, Fun, Lively
Food Occasions
All day dining, Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch
Alfresco And Views
Outside seating
Special Features
Counter dining, Live music or dancing, Vegetarian options
Perfect for
Child friendly, Dates, Group dining [8+]


Kitchen E20 sits in the heart of Stratford, on the ground floor of The Stratford hotel where you can enjoy the all day menu at a modest price. Whether you’re hoping to head in for some eggs to kick off your week, or a lively evening of music and cocktails to finish it, there’s an option for every occasion here.

The room is full of neutral tones and triple height ceilings, with natural light flooding in through the windows, and a pop of personality coming from various plants and bespoke artwork. The bar and open kitchen take centre stage, with the marble top bar offering the perfect viewpoint to watch the chefs at work.

As far as drinks are concerned, you can expect reimagined classics that focus on both flavour and fun, as well as a carefully curated wine list, beers and some particularly delicious coffees.

For those looking to eat, you’ll find a globetrotting menu from dawn until dusk. Breakfast sees the likes of a Full English, buttermilk pancakes, and a Spanish tortilla with chorizo and Manchego, with lunch offering an equally diverse selection (think Caesar salad, prawn linguine, and bavette steak with chimichurri).

Dinner is a selection of small plates for the table and larger mains, where you can tuck into anything from pan fried stone bass to beef burgers with sticky onions, plus sides like triple cooked chips and chargrilled hispi cabbage. Plus if you’re able to head to Kitchen E20 on Wednesdays (either between 12-3:30PM and 5-9:30PM) you can make the most of the oyster happy hour - a great way to kick off your visit.

There’s also a weekly rotating roster of DJs and live music for evenings and weekends to bring the party atmosphere.


Is there a dress code?

There is no specific dress code, but we would recommend smart casual

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Is it child friendly?

Yes, children of all ages are welcome

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This venue also offers



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Private Group Dining

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Event Party Venue

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The Stratford & Allegra
Wedding Venues

The Stratford & Allegra


20 International Way , Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, Stratford, London, E20 1FD

020 3961 3333 020 3961 3333


Opening Times

All day
Mon 06:00-22:30
Tue 06:00-22:30
Wed 06:00-22:30
Thu 06:00-22:30
Fri 06:00-22:30
Sat 06:00-22:30
Sun 06:00-22:30


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