Lock 7

Restaurants, British Bethnal Green
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Lock 7
Lock 7
Part café, part bicycle repair shop, this newcomer’s dual identity allows diners to munch on toasted cinnamon bagels while their gears are tuned. The formula is popular with bike-loving locals, and those without wheels of their own can hire a yellow tandem for the day (£20), so as not to feel left out. Even non-cyclists have to admit that Lock 7’s canalside location is a pleasant breakfast spot, where bowlfuls of muesli with yoghurt, fruit and honey can be chased with scrambled eggs and tempting pastries. Lunchtime options change weekly, but quiches and toasted sandwiches appear regularly on the blackboard menu. Lock 7 is quirky and informal, with the gentle clinking of spanners lending a friendly community feel.


Venue name: Lock 7
Address: 129 Pritchard's Road
E2 9AP
Opening hours: Meals served 8.309am-6pm Mon-wed thur Sat 9-9; 10am-9pm Sun.
Transport: Tube: Cambridge Heath rail
Price: Main courses £4.50-£5.
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We dropped in here to browse as we were looking for a second-hand bike for my teenaged daughter. The bikes we looked at appeared to be severely overpriced although some nice models. When I enquired about part-exchange, however, the male assistant was appallingly rude and all but accused me of attempting to pass on stolen goods! It was boggling offensive. We left rapidly and will not be back. We found a decent second hand bike at a reasonable price on Gumtree.

I have choosen this workshop after research i have made. I d lool well so i have decided to take my wheel to be build had my rim and spokes. I have phone first and quoted for 55 quid I have said i have my spokes Chap said its still 55 Took my bike and left for two days Rang anfternoon to find out yes its ready for collection and i was told someome txt me already Strange couse no one have not Buts not my bigest problem. Quality of wheel build really poor spokes mount on hub have been bended not propely stretched. Wheel centred but what i have paid for i score 2 / 10 value for money 1/10 Basicly another shop in bethnal green that cant do work right and work i have requested for was not realy dificult for right guy with the skill. Another workshop to avoid like bike works that cant even change bearing that took my self 10 min or qoute for fixing hydraulic brake for 75 quid avid 5 haha Soucha east london incompetence

To the reviewer who trashed this place. I think that it's a pity that Lock 7 can't review YOU. Your whinging & sense of entitlement does, bizarrely, influence potential customers' decisions to take their work to good businesses such as this one. I've brought my five year old's first bike that we salvaged from a skip, and my own ever so precious track bike, to be rebuilt by Stah in the last few months. He is a Magus of bike repair. I've known him since he worked at Brick Lane Bikes when it opened (in 2006?) and when I discovered that he worked at Lock 7 now, I decided I would only get my work done there. It's not just that his work lasts, it's also that his craft, experience & knowledge has always led me to the best solution to whatever issue that I might have had, and most importantly, he will always, in my experience, counsel the least costly course of action. Zero bullshit. 100% workmanship. IF you're nice to him, he might even let you use his tools. And IF you don't behave like a spoilt brat, he might not treat you like one.

They had 8 hours to change my brakes and brake levers and didn't do it or let me know it wouldn't be ready. On top of that they're really rude and arrogant.