Martello Hall

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London, E8 3RH ·Website ·Call020 3889 6173

SquareMeal Review of Martello Hall

Silver Award

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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137 Mare Street, London, E8 3RH

020 3889 6173


Opening Times

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


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Dave D

30 December 2016  
Food & Drink 3
Service 3
Atmosphere 3
Value 2.5
another Pizza restaurant
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.
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