Dalston restaurants and cafés

Discover our recommendations for the best restaurants in Dalston
Mangal 1 Ocakbasi
Rob Greig / Time Out
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Dalston may have a reputation for amazing Turkish food (which places like 19 Numara Bos Cirrik I uphold), but there's actually a huge range of outstanding restaurants in the area now. Shanghai Dalston brings Shanghai's regional dishes to east London, whilst British food is provided by A Little of What You Fancy. And for simple, seasonal fare alongside Regent's Canal, you must go down to Towpath.

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Restaurants, Turkish

Mangal Ocakbasi

icon-location-pin Shacklewell
Grill: Turkish

The tang of carbonised meat that hangs in the air of Stoke Newington Road is an olfactory reminder you're in ocakbası territory.
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Restaurants, Coffeeshops

Tina, We Salute You

icon-location-pin Stoke Newington
Coffee house: European

Here, the magic comes from Square Mile beans and a shiny, top-notch La Marzocco machine. Our barista pulled the perfect shot.
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Restaurants, British

A Little of What You Fancy

icon-location-pin Kingsland
Restaurants & cafés: British

Hackney's patterns of immigration have ensured the borough has never been short of decent dining options....
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Restaurants, Turkish

Mangal II

icon-location-pin Stoke Newington
Restaurant: Turkish

When George walked in alone, we were worried something terrible had happened - but Gilbert joined him as soon as he'd been seated.
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Restaurants, Tea rooms

Shanghai Dalston

icon-location-pin Kingsland
Restaurant: Shanghainese

This former pie-and-mash shop is a curious hybrid that fits right into Dalston's eclectic high street.
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Restaurants, British

Towpath

icon-location-pin De Beauvoir Town

Café: British

The joggers, cyclists and narrowboats that patrol the Dalston stretch of the Regent's Canal were thrown off course...

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Restaurants, European

Mouse & De Lotz

icon-location-pin Shacklewell
Café: European

So
many lovely neighbourhood cafés and delis have opened in Hackney that they scarcely provoke a raised eyebrow any more...
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Restaurants, British

Bardens Boudoir Cafe

icon-location-pin Dalston
Café: British

Barden's - better-known as a nightlife venue - also has an all-day menu including numerous breakfast and brunch options...
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