The Coffee Room is a nice venue in the bustling Mile End. Their offer nice cakes, coffees, breakfasts, sandwiches and salads (maybe even more since I don’t know their menu by heart) The cafe is quite small but they have also a cosy outside at the back. That is not the best location ever, but the spot is great if you are looking for quality food or coffee. Sitting right in front of Mile End Park, you can always order a take-away and enjoy it in the park.
East Londoners are the most picky in the world when it comes to Fish and Chips, so when you see a place with a queue outside everyday, you can be sure it’s good! Why not stop by Britannia Fish Bar? Our local Fish Bar is 100% typical, their price are fair, the portion are huge (you can definitely share a big one with an other person, bare in mind that Britannia is only take-away) and to be frank that’s not too bad! Quick, easy and fresh cod and chips! And the best part is that it’s only 2 minutes away from Park Villa’s gate 🙂
Muxima is a really nice and welcoming cafe/ restaurant on Roman road. Their food is exceptional, their staff is caring and will make you want to stay for an other quality coffee. Artisan coffee, homemade cakes and bread…breakfast, lunch, dinner, wines, craft beers, cocktails, art exhibitions, pop up dinners, gigs, DJ’s, documentary nights, that’s what they do in Muxima (and I probably have missed some other things) That’s chilled, sociable, and has been rewarded several times by Time Out. This is a homely oasis in East London.
Zealand Road Coffee Shop is a focus on special coffees, cakes and simple food. Just 10 minutes walk from Park Villa on Roman Road. The place is pretty small but offers comfortable seats and wifi. They don’t have a big selection of cakes or pastries, but you can be sure they’re fresh and good. Nice place to have a sweet break 🙂
The East London Liquor Company is a beautiful venue with a great pedigree. Located in the historical Bow Warf, they transformed an old glue factory into a gin distillery where you can drink glam delicious cocktails (with home made gin, of course!) and nice food. Don’t be alarmed by the fact that it’s buried in a small industrial park beside the canal, the place is a gem! It is best to seek advice from the bartenders who are truly passioned and will be delighted to guide you. You can for sure grab a beer but going there and not try their Negroni or Autumn Wood would be a shame.
The Chesterfield is at the beginning of Roman Road and 5 minutes away from us. It’s a cool place to relax in one of their huge sofa. They have nice cakes, nice toasted sandwiches, bagels, salads and the menu is changing really often. Nothing glam or hip and probably not the most instagramable place, but coffee and food are good and they have a endless sofas room. Between Victoria Park, Mile End and Bethnal green.
Go to Roman Road Market and on the return stop by the coffee shop for a warm sandwich.
The Crown is a two-floored pub with beer garden, outdoor terraces and quirky, vintage-inspired styling. You will love the over-view on the park in both winter and summer. Their staff is friendly and will make you feel welcomed.
10 minutes away from Mile End station, the pub faces the entrance of Victoria Park and it’s a good way to take a break from the city. Go there for the view and the atmosphere, grab some ales and/or a glass of wine, a cup of fries and here you go!
In the heart of Victoria Park Village The Fish House is an affordable place to eat a casual fish and chip. Most locals opt for carry-outs, but if you choose the restaurant you’ll get a more creative menu, where mains of grilled swordfish with a fragrant salsa, or pan-fried hake fillet with chorizo and butter beans, could precede a classic English pud (banana split, bread and butter pudding). You can’t go wrong with fish from the white-tiled takeaway section; choose from cod, scampi, haddock, rock, plaice or skate, generously battered and deep-fried.
Ariana is a truly charming restaurant offering a wide range of delicious traditional Persian and Afghan dishes. The restaurant is in the centre of Mile End, and Ariana’s terrace is seating right in Mile End Park. It’s definitely the to go place for an exclusive relaxed lunch. I always recommend that restaurant to our guest eager to try asian food (away from the crowd) and remind them to order some home made bread on side (don’t miss it!). Their menu will provide you generous proportion for a really affordable price.
So far I can’t remember anyone who was not totally pleased by their cuisine.