We hereby posit that at some point in the near future you will urgently require immediate access to a gigantic day and night street food market located inside a former armoured truck depot featuring 5 cozy food shacks; 4 bars; 3 roof terraces; 1 raised, mezzanine platform; a huge, communal dining area set out over 10,000 sq feet of prime East London real estate; and 2 excellent food trucks which have EIGHT Michelin tyres between them.
When that happens, head to Dinerama: a market from the team behind Street Feast (also the proud owners of Hawker House, Giant Robot and Model Market) containing all of the above. They’ve been here for five wonderful years – but sadly after all this year’s mayhem they’ve been unable to negotiate a deal with their landlord, and will be closing their doors at the end of September.
So, better get a visit in the diary. Upon arrival, there are only two things you’ll need to do:
1) Eat. After making your way to Shoreditch (easy) and finding Dinerama (less easy, as it’s hidden behind an unsuspecting iron door) you’ll have the opportunity to choose your dinner from street food vendors serving up dishes from multiple different national cuisines. Dishes like, for example, Club Mexicana’s vegan fried chicken; Caribbean classics from White Men Can’t Jerk; and Yum Bun’s soft, pillowy Taiwanese buns.
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2) Drink. Head to the German Sex Dungeon for whisky shots (duh); Dick’s Magic Tiki Bar for rum cocktails; and the Big Bar for…everything else, before taking your drink of choice and lounging in the sun atop the open air spot that overlooks the entire market.
And drink it all in.
NOTE: Dinerama is sadly closing its doors for good at the end of September 2020. Until then, they’re open every Thursday – Friday, 5pm-12am and Saturday, 3pm-12am. General entry is free before 7pm, and £3 thereafter. They accept cash or card but please note they don’t take reservations, so best get in early. You can find out more on their website HERE.
Dinerama | 19 Great Eastern Street, EC2A 3EJ
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