Maeve's Kitchen

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5 out of 5 stars
(14user reviews)
Maeve's Kitchen

Please note, this venue is now closed. Time Out Eating & Drinking editors, June 2016.

The strapline for this popular Clapton spot is ‘stews and brews’. Expect, then, plenty of one-pot dishes and a fair bit of beer, too. Fun factoid: Maeve's Kitchen is named after Maeve Binchy - the late novelist and playwright. We think she’d probably approve of the rustic charm here.

She might also appreciate their approach to poetic license - the menu offers much more than just stews. Dishes range from rump steak with chimichurri, and confit salmon with a fennel mousse to sea bass carpaccio with yuzu and truffle oil dressing, and pork involtini with potato gratin, wilted spinach and an orange dressing. Weekend brunches of BLTs, English breakfasts and herbed garlic mushrooms and goat’s cheese bruschetta do brisk business.

And the brews? Well they cover bottled beers from Pressure Drop and Wild Card but also freshly brewed coffee. Plus there’s a short wine list and soft drinks such as Dalston Cola.


Venue name: Maeve's Kitchen
Address: 181 Lower Clapton Rd
E5 8EQ
Transport: Clapton rail
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Average User Rating

4.9 / 5

Rating Breakdown

  • 5 star:14
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I love the sunday brunch and when there's the sun enjoy the back garden❤️

I love the sunday brunch and when there's the sun enjoy the back garden❤️

Simply the best...They really love what they do... the food is special, all fresh and home made!

Proposed to my GF here, the head chef is an absolute genius, created the best meal for me and my GF. Great ambiance, FANTASTIC food and above all the CHEF IS AMAZING!!


Maeve's kitchen feels like going round to a friends house. The menu varies often but the food is always delicious. The staff are friendly and the pricing is reasonable. I like to go here with friends for dinner and wine or alone for breakfast with the paper. When the weather is nice you can sit out in the garden. Maeve's is never too busy but that is not reflective of quality. I think of it as a hidden gem.

Great little restaurant for brunch, lunch or a romantic dinner. Atmosphere is very relaxed and friendly and the food is amazing!

Lovely home cooked food ,served in a chilled and relaxed cafe. Having planned to go many times - we finally made it this week and were wowed by a delicious fish pie. Looking forward to going back

Lovely informal place for some hearty Mediterranean food, local craft beer and delicious coffee.

Quirky place with a good atmosphere... and delicious food. Always good quality and great value.

I love this place. It's really cosy and has a very nice atmosphere. The food is homey and tasty and the staff are quite friendly and relaxed. A great finding in that part of Clapton.

An absolute gem of a place! Fantastic food, great wine & beers, fab service - the perfect local restaurant. If I could have my dinner there every night I would!

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