Hackney Bridge | A Gigantic, Canal-Side Food & Drinks Hub
If this is your first time hearing about Hackney Bridge, you’re probably thinking that it’s a bridge.
But it’s not.
It’s actually a gigantic food and drinks hub which peers over Hackney Wick canal. So at least the first half of the name is legit. It’s the latest and biggest project by the team behind London Bridge’s Vinegar Yard which aims to offer a space that celebrates the local community with a collective of street food stalls, bars, independent retailers, work spaces and event spaces.
Now just how big is it you might ask? Around 192 sq.ft, or to put things into perspective, about the size of three football pitches. Outside you’ll find a huge stretch of sun-drenched, canal-side seating with pockets of landscaped green spaces, two outdoor wooden bars, annnnd a couple of ping pong tables to have a hit about. This whole area is backdropped by what seems like a massive, gleaming silver depot jazzed up with panoramic windows, a balcony seating area which overlooks the lower garden and bright yellow railing which drops down to the garden.
Head on into the building and you’ll notice the exposed metal beams splashed with yellow, industrial overhead lights and a mezzanine seating area which overlooks the main bar and food court. You heard that right, food court. Here you’ll find six incredible food traders, from Neapolitan pizzas by Made in Puglia, to butter panner curry with roti, to dirty vegan fries with 10/10 ‘chick’n’ shawarma, plus a little slaw, some crispy onions and vegan mayo.
As for the drinks? You can expect plenty of top-tier beer, much of which is made on site at their own micro-brewery Mammoth Beer, and all of which will be served alongside a menus of cocktails, spirits, fresh juices and wines.
And as a kicker, Hackney Bridge also plans to host lengthy cultural programme over the summer in that huge outdoor space of theirs, including BBQ pop-ups from local restaurateurs, live gigs, and summer screenings of sporting events & classic flicks. You can also head down every Sunday for a vintage & makers market curated by Flea London and the people behind Broadway Market if you fancy something from their vast array of classic wares.
Which ought to bridge the gap.
NOTE: Hackney Bridge is open daily. You can find out more information or book a table HERE.
Hackney Bridge | Units 1-28, Echo Building, E Bay Ln, London E15 2SJ
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