Explore the cafes and restaurants in Stratford and East London. We've collated our favourites for you to enjoy.

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Around Stratford

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Chestnut Plaza, E20 1GL
Busaba Eathai
London-based restaurateur Alan Yau, is the mastermind behind Busaba, a fuss-free modern Thai eateria, offering a range of salads, noodles, stir fries, sharing dishes, fresh juices and smoothies.
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Westfield Stratford City, E20 1EH
Caribbean Scene Quick
Award-winning authentic Caribbean food is served up at this branch of Caribbean Scene. Choose from favourite dishes such as jerk chicken, curried goat and rice and peas.
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403 High Street, E15 4QZ
Dar Marrakech
Authentically decorated and with food to match this Moroccan and Lebanese restaurant is a popular neighbourhood ‘gem’ and is particularly renowned for its cous cous. The restaurant caters for special events and the restaurant, terrace and garden can be hired out for parties.
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16-19 Victory Parade, E20 1FS
Darkhorse
This modern European restaurant serves up tempting dishes with an Italian and Spanish influence. The menu features delights such as crab arancini and Bertha seared duck hearts.
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103 Lauriston Road, E9 7HJ
Elbows Café
An attractive independently-owned café near Victoria Park serving up the usual fare from sandwiches to tea & cakes.
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10 Prize Walk, E20 1AD
Firezza
A chain of pizzerias that use only the freshest ingredients. Fire-baked superfast since 2001.
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36-39 Victory Parade, E20 1FS
Fish House
Independent, contemporary Fish & Chips and seafood restaurant. Eat in or take away. Daily, seasonal fresh fish. Chips made from the best quality potatoes. Child friendly, community orientated and value for money.
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Stour Road, Fish Island, E3 2NT
Formans Restaurant & Bar
Formans was established in 1905 and continues to be a family-run business. The restaurant serves its world famous London Cure smoked salmon as well as other seasonal British food such as warm smoked eel fillets and Cornish brill with buttered brown shrimps. Voted as having the best view of the London Stadium by a popular British newspaper the restaurant also features a viewing gallery into the smokery.
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203 The Balcony, E20 1GN
Franco Manca
Franco Manca is one of London’s leading pizzerias serving up authentic Nepalese wood- fired sourdough pizzas to a discerning crowd. The popularity of this pizza joint is such that tables can’t be booked and turnover is rapid so this is not the place to linger over a bottle of wine. Takeaway is available.
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13-14 Victory Parade, E20 1FS
Ginger & Mint
A chain of healthy eating cafes and juice bars in London, committed to help creating healthy living and sustainable communities.
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27 East Bay Lane, E15 2GW
Gotto Trattoria
Independent family-run trattoria serving a daily changing menu including sharing plates and pasta dishes.
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10-11 Victory Parade, E20 1FS
Hand
Serving coffee with a conscience – locally roasted coffee enhanced with milk sourced from a single herd of cows in Kent. The menu features Greek-inspired food as well as a good selection of wines and craft beers.
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4 Tramway Avenue, E15 4PG
i fratelli Fish Bar & Pizza al Taglio
This family owned restaurant is a firm neighbourhood favourite serving up traditional fish & chips and fresh authentic Italian stone baked pizza to take away.
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1 West Park Walk, E20 1DH
La Gelatiera
La Gelatiera creates mouth-watering authentic Italian ice-cream and sorbet in a range of enticing flavours from Honey, Rosemary and Orange Zest to Basil and Chilli.
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198 The Grove, E15 1NS
Londek
This Polish restaurant serves a good range of homemade meals as well as a selection of cakes and biscuits. Food can be eaten in the café although space is limited. A takeaway service.
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Canalside, Here East, E20 3BS
Mother
Based at Canalside, Mother offers a living space to hang out, feel good and eat well. Their seasonal menus are produced using locally sourced, fresh ingredients to create dishes that leave you feeling happier and healthier. If you are seeking a health boost or a rare place to indulge in vegan food, their soups, snacks and smoothies are sure to satisfy.
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52-54 Celebration Avenue, E20 1DB
Neighbourhood
A chilled-out venue offering the perfect backdrop to enjoy a relaxed meal or drink with friends.
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28 East Bay Lane, E20 3BS
Randy’s Wing Bar
This fun restaurant places chicken wings centre-stage with an exciting range of flavours from Bombay-style infused with Indian spices to Buffalo, enhanced with truffle blue cheese.
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42-45 Victory Parade, E20 1FS
Santi
Established in July 2016, Santi has quickly created an enviable reputation for delivering quality authentic Southern Italian food in the heart of London.
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51 West Ham Lane, E15 4PH
Sawmill
Sawmill serves up delicious freshly brewed coffee and handmade cakes to a friendly, relaxed crowd. You can even pay with Bitcoin!
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26 East Bay Lane, E15 2GW
Shanes on Canalside
Shanes is an exciting restaurant concept centred around wild foraged and seasonal ingredients run by a New Zealander chef.
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7 Victory Parade, E20 1FS
Signorelli
Bakery by day and eatery by night, Signorelli is an impressive artisan bakery specialising in nutritious baked goods using long forgotten flours and traditional methods. Bread is baked daily plus the café serves up weekend brunches and tempting tasting platters in the evening, alongside Prosecco cocktails and bottled beer.
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29 East Bay Lane, E15 2GW
The Breakfast Club
Not just for breakfast, this well-loved restaurant chain also serves lunch, dinner and weekend brunches. The food is eclectic and not the usual eggs and bacon fare, expect dishes like artichoke and sun blush tomato hash and huevos rancheros. The perfect way to start the day.
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Unit 7, The White Building, E9 5EN
The Crate Brewery
Crate is Hackney Wick’s first craft brewery producing a range of five beers, Crate Lager, Golden Ale, India Pale Ale, Best Bitter and Crate Stout, the latter recently voted best beer at the Leyton Orient Beer Festival. The Craft brewery serves up its own beers as well as other craft beers and also a selection of stone baked pizzas to nibble alongside your pint.
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273 High Street, E15 2TF
The Pie Crust Café
The shabby exterior and misleading sign may not be the most enticing, but this typical ‘greasy spoon’ café by day serves up delicious Thai food at night and has long been a favourite with the locals.
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335-337 High Street, E15 2TF
The Westbridge Hotel
This stylish boutique hotel is located in the heart of Stratford’s shopping and leisure district and provides a range of accommodation from suites to standard double rooms. The hotel coffee house serves breakfast, lunch and dinner and is the perfect place to meet friends or unwind after a busy day.
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2 Olympic Park Avenue, E20 1FT
Tina, We Salute You
The perfect venue for a delicious brunch, choose from a tempting menu which includes tasty bacon, bubble and cheddar buttys, avocado served with lime and chilli and American-style pancakes. Regular kitchen residencies take place here, recent events include Taco Dave and DAWG.
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Endeavour Square, E20 1EJ
Tonkotsu
Tonkotsu is named after the lip-smacking, creamy ramen typical in Kyushu, Japan’s southern-most island, but found all over Japan. "If you don't make your own noodles, you're just a soup shop". Try it for yourself.
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1 Liberty Bridge Road, E20 1AS
Village Vanguard
Village Vanguard is an unconventional restaurant, café and bar presenting a supper club and a unique approach to serving food.
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6 Chestnut Plaza, E20 1GL
Wahaca
Co-founded by 2005 Masterchef winner, Thomasina Miers, this restaurant serves up Mexican inspired street food from Tacos and Quesadillas to Burritos and Churros.