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<strong>Rating: </strong><span class='lf-avgRating'>5</span>/5

User ratings:

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Venue details

  • Address:

    Towpath Regent's Canal towpath
    between Whitmore Bridge and Kingsland Road Bridge
    N1 5SB

  • Venue phone:

    no phone

  • Opening hours:

    Open Mar-Nov 8am-dusk Tue-Fri; 9am-dusk Sat, Sun

  • Transport:

    Tube: Haggerston rail or 67, 149 bus

  • Price:

    Main courses £3-£8

  • Map

    1. Towpath
      • Regent's Canal towpath
        between Whitmore Bridge and Kingsland Road Bridge
        N1 5SB
      • no phone
      • 51.537193,-0.081118

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Average User Rating

4.3 / 5

Rating Breakdown

  • 5 star:8
  • 4 star:2
  • 3 star:0
  • 2 star:1
  • 1 star:1
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LOVE this place. Last time I went, I was amazed by a chargrilled chicken with figs and roasted onion, the best meal I have had in a long time!! For about a tenner, completely worth it. The staff has always been really pleasant to me, and the whole place has such a chilled, friendly vibe to it... It makes me happy every time I go!


Had drinks here last night with a group of friends and loved it! Great setting, delicious wine and quality beer but this place excels due to the brilliant service - Lori and her staff are clearly passionate about what they do with infectious smiles and warmth. Thank you Towpath!


Rude, expensive, unpleasant. Wish I could have loved this place and the people who run but its just too awful. A jar of warm white wine was seriously over priced and the staff were just nasty people. Keep your horrid out of Hackney!


First time been moved to post a review, had to because I've just had probably my best meal of the year, and it was lunch! Actually, honestly, sensational. Pitch perfect cumin lamb, incredibly tasty spiced cauliflower and stunning crispy chickpeas. Incredible combination. I couldn't believe how good it was. The only meal I've had to rival it this year was a Bruno Bistro Loubet. The lady chef who works at the Towpath is seriously talented, her food totally, completely wowed me. No joke. Its the kind of food you long to find in London and just never do. My mate tried my dish an was rendered similarly speechless. We both agreed we'd happily pay twice what they charged and still think we got great value, spectacular food. There was a lot of expletive ridden superlatives flying about at our table!


I live a few hundred yards away and this is the local for me and my japanese Spitz. Truly wonderful food(The steak Sandwich with caramelized onions followed by treacle tart was particularly good, as are their salads). A great place to chill and despite it being so busy we almost always seem to get a seat. A little bit of Paradise along the canal and my favorite place to chill alongside the Rosemary Branch. Both Suki (The dog) and I give it 5 stars

Deborah Jefferies

Lori and her staff are brill!!!! not only do they make the meanest grilled cheese sandwich but they also love and care for the canal and its surroundings investing their own money in providing bike parking spaces and beds for plants. A template many businesses should emulate. Starbucks it aint!!!


truly Nirvana now with expanded kitchen and picnic blankets to stretch out on in the sun


Probably my favourite coffeshop in town! Perfect location, coffee and super-friendly staff! try the olive oil cake!