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Proud East

Restaurants, British Haggerston
5 out of 5 stars
(9user reviews)

Time Out says

The reincarnation of the Proud Archivist, which has now been relegated to the gallery only, situated to the left as you walk in. Spread across a main floor, a mezanine, a covered terrace and a basement, this restaurant, cafe and cocktail bar has ample seating. 

You can sit down for a drink or a bite to eat here, with breakfast, lunch and dinner options and a huge range of cocktails, beers, wines and non-alcoholic beverages. The food menu features pork belly buns with pickled cucumber and spicy peanut soy sauce, red mullet and spinach, Sunday roast (£14.50 for meat eaters, £12.50 for veggies), and a variety of smaller dishes and desserts.

Entertainment comes in the form of comedy and live music, which is usually in the basement, as well as DJs, ping pong and pool tables. 



Address: 2-10 Hertford Rd
N1 5ET
Transport: Haggerston Overground
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Users say (9)

5 out of 5 stars

Average User Rating

4.6 / 5

Rating Breakdown

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  • 4 star:2
  • 3 star:1
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Booked a space for 15 of us on the outside terrace for my birthday on a Friday night and had a great time! 

There were a few downfalls – the staff didn't seem like they were ready for people on a Friday night, took a while for music and heaters to come on, a few of the drinks orders were wrong, and also very quiet for some reason? I booked well in advance as I thought on a warm Friday night in July, it would be packed. 

It turned out well for us though, as it was nice having space to spread out and use their ping pong tables too! The staff were very friendly and accommodating as the evening went on. Food and drinks were good – there was something for everybody, and we could bring our own birthday cake.

I think the biggest issue was just the lack of atmosphere as we walked in on a Friday evening. It's such a great location by the canal, and perfect for chilling out so it should really have much more of a buzz. I think if that was addressed, then they'd definitely attract more of a crowd! 

We have a triple birthday party at Proud East in March. The staff, especially the Manager Sergio made sure our night was extra special. The perfect space for a birthday party! We booked the outside terrace for 30 people. We were even given our own cocktail menu with personalised drinks. 

5 stars for service, space, atmosphere, music, food and drinks. Everyone had the best night! We will be back for another party for sure.


Went for a Friday night drink - good atmosphere and friendly staff. They did close very early though, and not much warning when we still had half a bottle of wine left! Right on the canal with a little terrace, so I imagine would be lovely on a sunny day.


Nice place for coffee and breakfast/lunch by the Regent's canal in Haggerston area. Their is both indoor & outdoor space to be sitted. The full english breakfast as well as the coffee were brilliant. A bit overpriced though.


Really lovely place along the canal. The place has been re branded from Proud Activist and offers pool tables and pong pong now. The staff is very friendly and always trying to help. with any requirements. They offer a huge variety of drinks, and even if it's not on the menu, just ask for it :)

Without a doubt my favorite place to visit! Top staff, top menu, great drinks, better service... 5 ***** pay a visit as soon as you can :)

Perfect spot by the canal in Haggerston, food and cocktails are great plus they have four or five pool tables!

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