Eating out again?  Our top picks for foodies in East London

We’re lucky to have some incredible restaurants, markets, and tasty treats right on the doorstep of our East London developments. From fine dining to cosmopolitan café culture to street food markets, our residents don’t need to head into the West End to experience some of the best foodie delights that London has to offer.  We’ve rounded up the best of the best:

The Kiln Works, Limehouse

For any foodies wanting to eat out in Limehouse, there are lots of great choices. The neighbourhood gem, La Figa, could be your number one choice if you want a relaxing evening full of delicious food. From easy, traditional Italian cuisine to an excellent cocktail selection, this restaurant is the perfect choice for any occasion.

With panoramic views of the Thames, The Narrow by Gordon Ramsey, is a superb gastropub on your doorstep. The venue offers unparalleled river views partnered with deliciously classic British food. We recommend booking for the amazing Sunday roast!

Almost next door to The Narrow is The Grapes, offering traditional pub lunch fayre and an amazing wooden balcony which projects over the River Thames, so you can watch the tide rise and fall beneath your feet whilst you eat.

Royal Albert Wharf

At Royal Albert Wharf, residents will be a stone’s throw away from Café Spice Namaste. The Pan-Indian restaurant, owned by renowned chef Cyrus Todiwala and his wife Pervin, will be opening later this year. The couple’s previous restaurant near Tower Bridge holds the longest record for retaining a Michelin Bib Gourmand, so you know you’ll be in for a treat at the reimagined version in the Docks.

Café Spice Namaste

Café Spice Namaste

For those Royal Albert Wharf locals with a sweeter tooth, The Well Bean Co’s Chocolate Factory Café is based at RAW Labs. This fully vegan café is the perfect spot for breakfast or lunch, or a hot chocolate or icy chocolate shake, while watching the world go by through their floor to ceiling windows on the water.

The Well Bean Co’s Chocolate Factory Café

The Well Bean Co’s Chocolate Factory Café

Goodluck Hope

For a special occasion, residents at Goodluck Hope can book a table at the exclusive Lands End restaurant on the Sunborn luxury super yacht. In the heart of London’s docklands, this unique restaurant is designed to be a treat for all the senses. Expect superb service, mouth-watering food and an unrivalled view of London.

Residents seeking a more relaxed dining experience can head to Fat Boy’s Diner, a genuine 1950s-style American chrome-and-neon diner brought over from New Jersey.  The venue has featured in many films, notably the 1998 romantic comedy ‘Sliding Doors’ with Gwyneth Paltrow, and restaurant-goers can tuck into a juicy hamburger, or hot dog and fries from authentic counter stools.

Right on Goodluck Hope’s doorstep is a fantastic new all-day dining destination called Homestead. This venue serves as your local neighbourhood restaurant, bar, store and café and it won’t disappoint.  Having recently opened its doors at the end of last year, you can expect simple but delicious food all ethically sourced from British farmers and producers. From the restaurant, you can look forward to a delicious menu of dishes from around the globe. The deli and store offer homemade pasta and a selection of cheese and fish, sourced from British day boats and small artisan producers.

At Goodluck Hope, locals benefit from the City Island’s alfresco market, which came back this summer. City Island Street Food Fridays happens twice monthly on a Friday until 10 September and is less than a 10-minute walk away from our development. Pop down to choose from the huge range of international vendors and enjoy live music performances from the likes of singer-songwriter Logan J Parker and Afrobeats superstar Vincent Bugozi.

Dockside at Millharbour

For residents of Dockside at Millharbour, choosing where to eat is a never-ending dilemma! Canary Wharf is home to a huge range of restaurants with cuisines from all over the globe, from fine-dining restaurants like Gaucho, The Ivy and ROKA, to more casual options like Pizza Pilgrims and Shake Shack, as well as street food options in Montgomery Square. The foodie hub is only a 10-minute walk away from Dockside at Millharbour, and our other developments, Woolwich Reach, Royal Albert Wharf, Goodluck Hope and The Kiln Works are all a short journey away.

One example of the finest restaurants on offer at Canary Wharf is the buzzy Indian restaurant Chai Ki, where Time Out has rated their butter chicken as one of the best dishes in London. The restaurant boasts a formal three-course menu and more relaxed dining, known as Toddy Shop, where you can get delicious Indian tapas.

As an alternative, residents of Dockside at Millharbour looking for great food can walk towards the river where there’s a family run café called Mudchute Kitchen. Set inside Mudchute Park and Farm, it’s a fantastic choice if you’re looking for a taste of the countryside without leaving the city. This Isle of Dogs eatery offers a seasonal menu which includes various tasty breakfast and lunch choices. We recommend heading there on a sunny day so you can sit outside in their courtyard and admire the animals while you eat.

The Lunch Market at Canary Wharf is the perfect opportunity to sample different cuisines from all over the world. Head to Montgomery Square on a Thursday lunchtime until 16 September for an eclectic mix of street food stalls serving up delicious dishes and sweet treats from all the different cultures that make London the best city in the world.

In 2019, National Geographic named London the “best food city in the world”, and from the hugely diverse range of cuisines readily available you can see why.

From wandering through a street food market and taking in the different aromas of food from around the world, to trying fantastic, hidden-away local restaurants, residents at our East London developments are never far from being able to experience great food.