The Dove Hackney


SquareMeal Review of The Dove Hackney

Half-a-dozen guest ales on tap and the stellar (no pun intended) selection of Belgian brews make Broadway Market boozer The Dove a beer-lover’s dream. It wears its enthusiasm lightly, however and never seems ‘theme-y’ (despite the inspired Leffe product placement painted on the ceiling), thus appealing equally to those with only a passing interest in rare fruit beers and obscure monastic creations. Ask a Dove regular what to eat here and you’ll be told ‘chips’. There’s a pint glass of them at pretty much every table, though you can also order from a full menu of globetrotting (if fairly ordinary) dishes of burgers and bangers with specials such as crab and smoked salmon risotto. The warren of rooms is rammed much of the time. Take a tip from a local and try weekday lunches for a chilled-out drinking session in a candlelit corner.

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Average Price
££££ - £30 - £49
Cosy, Traditional
Food Occasions
All day dining, Dinner, Lunch, Sunday roast
Alfresco And Views
Outside seating
Special Features
Dog friendly
Perfect for
Celebrations, Group dining [8+]
Food Hygiene Rating


24-28 Broadway Market, Hackney, London, E8 4QJ

020 7275 7617 020 7275 7617


Opening Times

Mon-Sun 12N-11pm (Fri-Sat -12M)


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4 Reviews 

shirley J

09 March 2010  
Food & Drink 4.5
Service 4.5
Atmosphere 5
Value 4.5
Have lived in the area for a couple of years and tired all the other pubs in the area. This one remains my absolute favourite. The atmosphere is alway buzzing. Weekday lunches though much quieter and a perfect place for an intimate lunch. Often see couples smooozzzing in the dimly lit corners. Love the burgers here and the beer selection well what can I say? I still haven't tried them all. They have games and chess and always an eclectic menu with some surprises. Often imitated never bettered I am afraid.

Brian T

27 September 2009  
Food & Drink 4
Service 3.5
Atmosphere 3.5
Value 3.5
A nice pub, with some good drinks, but a little too busy generally for me. I like it a bit more relaxed, but that's just me.

Vicky S

24 August 2009  
Food & Drink 5
Service 4.5
Atmosphere 4.5
Value 4.5
This is one of the best places in town to have a beer. They have a great selection of beers, and lots on draught. It's a cool old building that has some lovely little features, but the toilets are strange…

Anna N

04 April 2009  
Food & Drink 5
Service 4
Atmosphere 4.5
Value 4
Both the Dove and the Dovetail are great places to visit for a pint (you'd be hard pushed to find a bigger selection of English and European beers) and excellent for a roast on Sunday. The whole roast chicken for two to share has defeated my partner and I on many an occasion. Stuffed with lemon, garlic and chilli and served with mountains of veg (including cabbage, which I'm always pleased to see), roast potatoes and parsnips and a jug of gravy, it's like being back at your nan's. The only difference is the conversation of the overbearing trendies on the table next to you. Last time we amused ourselves greatly by watching the people in the flat opposite ‘plant’ daffodils (fully grown flowers rather than bulbs) by shoving the stems into the mud of the window boxes on their window sills. A genius shortcut to perfect blooms or a pretentious way to overspend in Columbia Road flower market? I'll let you decide.
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