Shoreditch Restaurants – The Best Restaurants in Shoreditch

From Michelin stars to tasting-menu-only restaurants to tapas bars and rooftop grills, read our guide to the best restaurants in Shoreditch.

In an area with a wealth of excellent dining options, this is our selection of the best Shoreditch restaurants.

The Clove Club

One of the best restaurants in Shoreditch, The Clove Club offers a no-choice, daily-changing, nine or five course dinner menu or three course lunch menu of dishes made with interesting and often overlooked British ingredients.

The Clove Club Shoreditch

Headed up by Michelin-starred chef Isaac McHale and located in what used to be Shoreditch Town Hall, the restaurant is contemporary and slick and offers an innovative and experimental dining experience.

The Clove Club uses Tock, a ticketing reservation system where you have to prepay for you meal ahead of time.


Oklava is a new Turkish-Cypriot restaurant occupying a bright and busy corner site in Shoreditch.

Oklava Shoreditch

The large open kitchen churns out delectable small plates straight from the charcoal grill and the menu is full of gems such as grilled helim, pides (flatbreads), and lamb breast with pomegranate.

Cocktails, a great wine list, and desserts round off a fantastic meal at this very accomplished local favourite.


Manteca was one of our favourite new restaurants of 2021, and a definite highlight of the Shoreditch restaurant scene. Manteca The daily menu focuses on Italian nose-to-tail cooking, hand-rolled pasta and fire-cooked cuts of meat to share.

Try the Manteca Sundays, a family-style sharing lunch with cured meats, sharing lasagnes, herb-stuffed porchettas with salsa verde, all to share.

Daffodil Mulligan

Richard Corrigan’s 60-cover restaurant near Old Street includes a 10-seater oyster bar and a basement pub with a series of live music nights.

The hearty, ever-changing menu features produce from Corrigan’s country estate in Ireland, Virginia Park Lodge.

Great for a sunday roast as well.

Blacklock Shoreditch

The 95-cover restaurant serves the classic chops and meat menu you expect from Blacklock with one of the best sunday roasts in London.

Blacklock Shoreditch

This place is cool, affordable, lots of fun and has excellent food.


Smokestak, the East London barbecue restaurant from chef and founder David Carter remains a Shoreditch favourite.

Smokestak terrace in Shoreditch

There’s a huge range of smoked delights like the brisket and pickled chilli bun, while there are also some gorgeous dishes for vegetarians.

In the evening, the terrace is heated and the bespoke canopy is cosily lit with festoon lighting.


Serving only premium quality free-range birds in their award-winning fried buttermilk chicken sandwiches, Butchies offers well priced, great tasting food.

The menu is a combination of burgers, buffalo wings, salads and sides – with a heavy emphasis on chicken.

Sandwiches include the Original, which features pickles and Butchies’ homemade garlic & fresh herb aioli and Butchies Hot Chicken served with Butchies hot coating, hot sauce and pickles – a sandwich reserved for chilli fiends.


The menu offers an ever-changing selection of British dishes, from blood cake to pig’s cheek and sweetbreads.

The main menu is a no-choice menu of seven courses plus bread and petits fours at £39, but the restaurant also offers an à la carte lunch menu.


The centre stage at Brat is the wood fire oven and the main event is the 1.2kg turbot to share, which arrives with a glistening char on the skin and is meaty yet wonderfully delicate to taste.

Turbot at Brat in Shoreditch The joy of the food here is that Tomos takes excellent quality ingredients and lets them shine on their own.

Everything seems so simple, but tastes anything but. Brat feels homely and welcoming – somewhere you would want to linger long into the evening – and it gets the simple formula of good food with good fine and warm service just right.

Hawksmoor Spitalfields

Hawksmoor has built a reputation for being one of London’s best steakhouses.

The original restaurant opened in Spitalfields in 2006 and since then, the team has opened five more restaurants across London and one in Manchester.

The menu at Hawksmoor features sumptuous steaks from ethically reared British cows.

Hawksmoor also features in our guide to the best Sunday roast in London.

Nobu Shoreditch

The Nobu hotel opened in Shoreditch, just off Great Eastern Street, in the middle of 2017 with 150 rooms and a large 240 cover restaurant and bar on the lower ground floor.

The design is a mix of urban with its concrete walls and classic Japanese with its use of light wood furniture.

The menu features all the Nobu classics – popcorn shrimp, black miso cod, sashimi salad and yellowtail with japaleno.

Galvin La Chapelle

Galvin La Chapelle is an elegant destination for modern French cuisine in the Victorian splendour of St Botolph’s Hall with vaulted ceilings, arched windows and marble pillars.

Galvin La Chapelle

There is a selection of menus to choose from – a menu gourmand, prix fixe lunch and early dinner menu and Sunday Roast lunch menu.

The service is attentive but unstuffy, the ambience is charming but unpretentious and the food is unfussy but beautifully presented.

Padella Shoreditch

Padella in Shoreditch remains a huge hit with its affordable fresh pasta.

You can enjoy their fantastic cacio e pepe and fettuccine with tomatoes on a terrace on a quiet back street in Shoreditch. Padella is excellent value for money as well.


temper has built its reputation as a stand-out barbecue restaurant with a difference – serving rare breeds and some unusual cuts cooked over fire pits in an open kitchen, exceptional tacos and smoky mezcal cocktails. The Shoreditch restaurant on Great Eastern Street is the fourth temper restaurant to open in London. temper restaurants are also found in Soho, Covent Garden and The City. 

The Best Restaurants in Shoreditch

If you enjoyed this feature on the best restaurants in Shoreditch, you may also like to read our other restaurant destination guides including the best restaurants in Soho or the best restaurants in Covent Garden.

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