Welcome to Hackney Wick – home to the Rewritten flagship store and packed with some of the most excellent bars, restaurants and cafes that London has to offer. We are well aware of how difficult it can be to get all of your bridesmaids in one place, so whether you are looking for the perfect pre-appointment brunch spot, post-appointment beer and pizza or a light lunch bite – we have the lowdown on where to go in the area.
BEST FOR: PIZZA & BEER
Located next to Hackney Wick station Crate Brewery serves the most delicious stone-baked pizzas alongside a fantastic beer selection (and wine too if beer isn’t your thing) everyday from 12pm. In summer there is no greater spot than on one of their benches by the River Lea or if you are feeling adventurous jump aboard the Alfred Le Roy cocktail boat for espresso martini’s and charcuterie. Try the truffle and sage pizza, trust us, it is epic.
BEST FOR: CANAL-SIDE EVENING DRINKS AND SMALL PLATE DINING
A stones throw from the Rewritten showroom, Barge East is an 114 year old Dutch barge serving locally sourced small plate dishes in the warm and cosy inside dining space (there is a log fire, how cute is that) or overlooking the Olympic village from the outdoor deck. The barge is also draped in fairy lights come evening so it looks pretty damn magical on a winters evening. Open for brunch on Saturdays and dinner and drinks throughout the week.
NUMBER 90 BAR & KITCHEN
BEST FOR: UP-MARKET PUB GRUB & COCKTAILS
This canal-side bar and kitchen has an excellent cocktail list and flies the flag for local artists with a small in-house arts space and revolving roster of guest DJs. Located close to Hackney Wick, team Rewritten are big fans of Number 90, we even celebrated Ana’s (our Head of CS) 30th birthday there. It was raucous. Serving food daily between 12pm and 9.30pm.
BEST FOR: BRUNCH
Stour Space Café & Bar is located opposite the Rewritten showroom and has the loveliest indoor cafe and outdoor terrace overlooking the River Lea canal, opposite the Olympic Stadium. The brunch is excellent (try the bacon sarnie) and they do great coffee, wine, beer and cocktails. A non-profit, socially minded organisation, Stour Space is also a revolving exhibition space with all cafe and bar profits reinvested into the running of the venue.
HOWLING HOPS BREWERY, TANK BAR & KITCHEN
BEST FOR: AUTHENTIC COLOMBIAN FOOD & BEER
Next door to Crate Brewery, the tank bar at Howling Hops is exceptionally cool – rows of beer tanks are displayed behind the bar and you can dine out on whatever restaurant pop-up is in residence (currently excellent Colombian food – the gluten-free Arepas are to die for) while sitting on long benches. Known to be a bit of a party spot, this late-night venue gets pretty wild later at night with guest DJs and even some table top dancing. They also serve wine and spirits for those non beer drinkers out there.
BREAKFAST CLUB HACKNEY WICK
BEST FOR: MORNING COCKTAILS AND BREAKFAST BURRITOS
A ten minute walk from Rewritten, London’s famous Breakfast Club has multiple locations but our favourite has to be the canal-side Hackney eatery. Forming part of the innovative Here East campus (there are oodles of restaurants and bars here including a great Vegan place called Mother so check them out), the Breakfast Club is famous for its breakfast burritos, salted margaritas and bold decor. Call us crazy but we think it is entirely appropriate to eat breakfast at any time of the day, why not do so while sitting on the Hackney Riviera?
BEST FOR: SOMETHING VERY FANCY INDEED
This award-winning sustainable seafood restaurant by super talented chef Tom Brown serves up simple but sophisticated sharing plates that change daily. An open kitchen, marble-topped bar and Michelin star quality food make Cornerstone a must for all fancy food lovers and would be a great place for a slap up meal post appointment.
We have literally just scratched the surface of how much this exciting and eclectic borough has to offer but hope we have given you a taste for more. Now what are you waiting for? Book an appointment to come and see us!! Quite frankly, it would be rude not to.