Category Archives: Restaurants in E17

A new food experience – Etles Uyghur Restaurant

We’re always up for trying something new, and Etles Uyghur Restaurant is definitely that. Recently opened in the former Ming Chinese restaurant on Hoe Street, close to Walthamstow Central station, this is one of the first Uyghur (or Uighur) restaurants in London. … Continue reading

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The Big Pink Pizza Oven – a sneaky peek at Yard Sale Pizza, Walthamstow

    This week we were invited to the press preview night of Yard Sale Pizza’s new adventure in Walthamstow. Like nosy neighbours, we’ve been peeking in through the windows of the Old Glass Factory on Hoe Street for a few … Continue reading

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Taste of Sichuan, Walthamstow

Following various fiery experiences at London Sichuan restaurants including ‘My Old Place’ and ‘Sichuan Folk’ in Spitalfields, this peppery Chinese cooking was a cuisine I wanted to explore but was slightly scared of. A few months ago, Taste of Sichuan moved into … Continue reading

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Behind the scenes at Yard Sale Pizza Walthamstow

It’s probably quite well known that Clapton’s Yard Sale are bringing their artisan pizzas to Hoe Street, Walthamstow next month (February 2017). They already have two other branches and were the winner of Time Out’s ‘Most Loved Restaurant’ in the … Continue reading

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A night of Mirth! (Marvel & Maud)

  After a recent review in Time Out, and one year after their pop-up opening nights in December 2015, it’s time to post about Mirth, Marvel & Maud – for any non-locals, this is a renovated old 1930’s cinema in the heart of Walthamstow. … Continue reading

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A whirlwind of restaurants

  Recently life has felt like being caught-up in a whirlwind – we’ve been battered and blown along, and in the process eaten out far too many times, breakfast, lunch and dinner. So here’s a quick snapshot from our tour … Continue reading

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Wok a week! A visit to Hoo Hing & new cookbook from Ching-He Huang

It’s been a funny old week with a Chinese theme. It started with a Stow-at-home day on Tuesday when we decided to try out the restaurant in the Hoo Hing Chinese supermarket hidden on a trading estate in Leyton. Maybe … Continue reading

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Sodo Pizza Cafe E17

We usually wait until a new restaurant has gone through their teething problems before we step over their newly polished door step. But we threw out the rule book when it came to Sodo Pizza Cafe who opened on Friday, … Continue reading

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Yakamoz, new Turkish restaurant, E17

***UPDATE – NOW CLOSED: MARCH 2017*** Yakamoz is a Turkish word with no English equivalent, meaning something like ‘the reflection of the moon on water, the ocean or the sea’ and was once voted the most beautiful word in the … Continue reading

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Grillstock Festival E17

We were gutted to miss the Grillstock festival, but a hol in Tenerife compensated well! So we sent along our guest foodie writer Raz Ahasan who describes himself as ‘friend of the foodies & native east Londoner, enjoying what’s to … Continue reading

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Best Sunday Lunch – our favourite places in and around E17

A classic British Sunday roast is one of our favourite meals of the week – it’s comforting and satisfying and marks out the weekend as special. And this must be a shared passion as it’s such a frequent search on … Continue reading

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Fancy a burger?

A good burger has to be a lip-smacking, sticky fingered, messy-plated feast. If you’re not wearing it, you’re not enjoying it. So we had a good time pulling together this post – it wasn’t a hardship! We’ve listed our favourites, … Continue reading

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Village Kitchen Restaurant, E17

Do you have days in the week that if you don’t prepare ahead for, you’ll never eat? Well Wednesday and Thursday are those days for us. We often have something quick late at night, but if we are ahead of … Continue reading

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Our Top Takeaways in Walthamstow – updated March 2017

The Stow has more eateries and takeaways than ever before – of course we don’t claim to have tried them all. There’s new rumours of a Chicken Town, a new Turkish restaurant and BoxPark! So we’ve updated our Top Takeaways list again: These … Continue reading

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Turtle Bay – Walthamstow

Turtle Bay, is the newly opened Caribbean restaurant and bar loudly dominating the corner site of The Scene cinema complex, at the top of Walthamstow’s High Street. Interestingly the owner of Turtle Bay is Ajith Jayawickrema, also the founder of … Continue reading

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Pizza Express – Walthamstow

We’ve watched ‘The Scene’ cinema complex develop over the past 15 years on the corner of High Street and Hoe Street, Walthamstow. A WW2 flying bomb first cleared the area in 1944, then the derelict 1960’s concrete arcade was demolished … Continue reading

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Tassili – Algerian cafe on Hoe Street

*Revision – Tassili was awarded a one star score by the Food Standards Agency in November 2014, previously when we visited they had a three score. Original post below. It’s not a glamorous location – sandwiched between a barbers and … Continue reading

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Coffee & cakes in E17

We have our old-favourite coffee shops, the new ones that we just love and those that we just occasionally pop into for a quick takeaway coffee before jumping on the tube. So after lots of difficult reseach & tasting, we … Continue reading

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Bygga Bo – Scandinavian cafe

We love Bygga Bo (meaning ‘to make a nest’) – how did we live without it? We waited months for it to open, and when it did we were there! It’s in an old hairdresser’s shop just near The Bell. The décor … Continue reading

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56 St James – lovely new coffee shop, E17

We were slightly annoyed that a new cafe has just opened in the St James’ area of Walthamstow. Why? Well we lived just a stone throw away for thirteen years and now just when we have moved out, they move … Continue reading

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Sunday Roast in and around the Stow

We’ve been eating our way around the Stow’s Sunday Roasts and writing about them in this evolving post. It’s a tough mission, but someone’s gotta’ do it! One reason for this is that ‘best Sunday Roast’ is such a frequent … Continue reading

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Dosas in E17 – Priya Maamala’s South Indian / Sri Lankan restaurant

During Diwali we watched about 10 back to back episodes of Madhur Jaffrey’s Curry Nation on the Good Food Channel. This gave us a wish list of loads of restaurants to visit across the city, but also a craving for … Continue reading

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A little local knowledge goes a long way – Quattro Stagioni

Local knowledge is an amazing thing – at our Big lunch street party back in June we were privileged with a local secret – take-away pizza shop is ‘good for grills’.  On Sunday, tired out after a long drive back … Continue reading

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Teras – new Turkish BBQ restaurant on Wood Street

We have been poked and prompted to go and check out Teras restaurant on Wood Street since it opened – but it’s only been open 8 days and there is such a stir, what are they doing!? We decided to … Continue reading

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The Chequers under new management

Well it has all been rather dramatic, sudden and a cut-throat business in the E17 pub world this week. Our lovely local pub on the high street,The Chequers, recently refurbished and managed by Antic Ltd over the last six months, … Continue reading

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Sunday lunch at The Bell

Last Sunday when the sun was shining we decided to treat ourselves to a well-deserved Sunday roast so headed to The Bell. We wrote a review of this pub back in the autumn when they first launched. You can’t reserve … Continue reading

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Our 1st Supperclub as part of the Appetite food festival 2013

There have been two momentous occasions this week for the Walthamstowfoodies. This is our 100th post; and we’ve survived the first of our Appetite 2013 food festival Supperclubs, so we thought we’d update on how we got on. The day … Continue reading

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Cafe Bonito – beyond the hot chocolate!

A trip to the now trendy Wood Street is a regular Saturday event for us. We love the indoor market – packed with local creatives selling a range of second hand books, records, vintage clothes, jewellery and antique/retro  furniture. But … Continue reading

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Amazing hot salt beef brunch

We woke up super-early this morning – no sunday lie-in for us! By 8am a pork shoulder was dressed and having a lovely tanning session in the slow cooker, the coffee beans were ground and an 8-cup cafetiere was put … Continue reading

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Easter Sunday roast at The Chequers, E17

We’ve reviewed the Red Lion and the Clapton Hart only a few days ago, all run by the Antic group so it was only fair that we gave their E17 new kid, The Chequers a visit for Sunday lunch. We wrote about … Continue reading

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Food at The Bell, E17

We have waited, nagged, watched and waited some more and finally The Bell is serving food from today and we were there for their first night! Our food wasn’t without inaugural hiccups, but we were impressed with the quality of the products … Continue reading

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The Chequers E17 – looks like they made it!

We’ve been eagerly waiting for the re-opening of The Chequers – a pub with history on the Walthamstow High Street. Since Kitty, the Thai chef and the crew behind the bar departed it’s been a waiting game to see what … Continue reading

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Walthamstowfoodies on the move (or Stow in the Snow)

Well, only we would end up moving house in the middle of a January snow blizzard! It was beautiful, but not fun. Shovelling snow so we could unload our removal van wasn’t how I had envisaged our arrival at our … Continue reading

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East African food affair

About ten years ago we went to Zigni House restaurant following a Timeout magazine recommendation, never having tried East African food before. Spicy, unheard of exotic dishes were scooped up with the staple injera bread with its soft, spongy texture … Continue reading

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Sunday roast at the Red Lion – Leytonstone

For a treat we went for Sunday roast at the Red Lion, we’d been in all weekend as one of the foodies had a slight run in with a bath mat resulting in a trip to Whipps Cross A&E and a … Continue reading

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Where is Kitty? Missing the Thai food at the now closed Chequers pub

We were regulars at The Chequers pub for years; ever since one cold Saturday the hungry foodies dropped in for Thai food while out shopping on Walthamstow market. It was way beyond our expectations – fresh, spicy and delicious dishes … Continue reading

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Leyton Technical Pop-up Pub

We’ve not been to Leyton for a while but we heard it had been spruced up and a pop-up pub for the games was now open. So we set off with a pint promised at the end of our journey. … Continue reading

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Global Feast 2012

Our blog is very new and we are learning to find our voice and master the techie stuff as we go, so when I went to the Global Feast I jumped at the chance of speaking to the founding queen of … Continue reading

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Lovely coffee

I must admit that I really like good coffee. I’ve often ordered it online from Grumpy Mule but now they sell in wholefoods so I’m a happy bunny. When I first moved to Walthamstow it was difficult to get a … Continue reading

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Sizzling Tandoori Mixed Grill

Update – Restaurant now closed/Feb 2013 The Olympics are only a few days away. I must admit that I’m not quite sure what to expect – will I be able to get to work? Will the tube be pushed to … Continue reading

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