The Bell 617 Forest Road, Walthamstow, E17 4NE
It’s our local pub, good food at decent prices including the Sunday Roast. Weekly changing menu of specials, burgers, pasta and sharing board options. Vast range of draft and bottled craft beers. Lovely garden area in the summer. Hosts the monthly E17 Cook Book Club too.

The Castle 15 Grosvenor Rise East, Walthamstow, E17 9LB
Another good pub this time in the village. Bustling with drinkers and diners, they take reservations but save some tables for walk-ins. Well cooked fish dishes. Loads of Sunday papers, log fires in the winter or a sunny backyard in the summer.

District Một, (used to be Little Siagon) 686 High Road, Leytonstone, E11 3AA
Large airy restaurant over in Leytonstone. Lovely Pho noodle soups and delicate Vietnamese pancakes. Good value rice and noodle dishes.

Eat17 Bar & Restaurant 28-30 Orford Road, Walthamstow, E17 9NJ
We have an enduring fondness for Eat17. Predominately English food – pies, roast duck, burgers, some fish dishes, breakfast at the weekend and Sunday roast. Good quality and value, type of place to impress your mum! Relaxing bar area. They run the Spar next door, home of the famous Bacon Jam and have a second place on Chatsworth Road in Homerton. Booking recommended.

Etles Uyghur Restaurant, 235 Hoe Street, E17 9PP
Small and unique. One of only a couple of Uyghur restaurants in London. Reviewed by The Eater. Hand-pulled noodles a house speciality.

Gokyuzu, 42D, Selborne Walk, The Mall, E17 7JR
New and very welcome addition to the High Street at The Mall shopping Centre. One of the finest Turkish restaurants in London. Focused on the fresh meat grills but good fish and veggie options too. Meze, pide (Turkish pizza), free dips, bread, salads and tea. Open daily

Marmelo Kitchen 69 Francis Road, Leyton, E10 6NT
Ok it’s in Leyton but it’s close to the Stow and is one of our new favourite restaurants for weekend brunch and Sunday roasts. They only open for dinner on Friday & Saturday nights offering a weekly changing limited menu of small plates with a Mediterranean slant. Modern, stripped back decor and communal table dining with quirky mismatched crockery. Innovative cooking with excellent fish and veggie options. Bottled local craft beers and soft drinks; wines by the bottle or glass. It gets really busy so booking is essential. Lovely desserts including slices of homemade lemon or chocolate tarts.

Mannoush, 230 High Street, E17 7JH
Top of the High Street opposite the cinema. Lebanese kebabs, chicken and grills. It’s only a small place so mainly take-away & delivery. Cheap, fresh and tasty.

Orford Saloon Tapas Bar 32 Orford Road, Walthamstow, E17 9NJ
Strong, authentic Spanish cooking and flavours. Tapas, specials and Spanish wine list. Expanded into a tapas and deli-shop next door with loads of pavement seating for people-watching in the village.

Saffron Kitchen 300 Lea Bridge Road, E10 7LD
Always busy, often a queue for tables unless you go early/late. Mumbai-style street food and traditional Indian dishes. Fantastic desserts including the fried ice-cream. Peculiar opening hours so check before you go. No alcohol.

Sodo Pizza Cafe Hatherley Mews, Walthamstow, E17 4QP
Setting off the artisan sourdough pizza and craft beer craze on Hoe Street. Fantastic for late night pizza cravings. Lovely staff, fast service, & daily specials.

Teras Turkish BBQ Restaurant 117 Wood Street, Walthamstow, E17 3LL
Popular Turkish restaurant and take-away on Wood Street. Lovely food cooked freshly to order including starter mezes, grilled kebabs and baked dishes. Friendly and welcoming staff and beautiful décor.

Turtle Bay The Scene, Cleveland Place, 269 High Street, Walthamstow, E17 7FD
Rum… Reggae… Jerk”. Fun eating and drinking – loud, Caribbean bar and restaurant. 2 for 1 Cocktail happy hours are popular every night.

Wood Oven, 328 Hoe Street, E17 9PX
Just down from Walthamstow Central – beautiful decor, good food, friendly staff. All the traditional Turkish BBQ grills and meze dishes. Open daily – 12 til late, plenty of table space but also takeaway.

Yard Sale Pizza The Old Glass Factory, 15 Hoe Street, E17 4SD
In a relatively small space they’ve squeezed in tables to seat about 24 and a bar with
 stool-counter seating at the front, plus a few outdoor tables for the over-spill in the warmer summer months. Massive 18 inch pizza to share. The thin, stone baked pizzas are really tasty with generous toppings and plenty of oozy cheese heading towards an American style pizza. Using local and authentic Italian ingredients. Gluten free, veggie and vegan options.  Nonna’s Gelato ice cream desserts. Cocktails, craft beers, Borough Wines. Open 7 days a week, noon or 5pm – 10/11pm.


12 Responses to Restaurants

  1. soheb says:

    There’s also naseem’s a buffet restaurant which has amazing starters, main course and desserts. MUST TRY


  2. Anonymous says:

    What about Le délice E17 ? Best café in town


  3. Anonymous says:

    Just had a really disappointing Chinese takeaway from Peking Chef. Complained but they didn’t seem concerned. Sadly really gone downhill of late. Won’t be going back.


  4. I’d also support the Naseem’s comment, on Hoe Street, really tasty Indian food and reasonably priced. What about Marilucia that has recently opened on Wood Street, amazing Wood Oven Pizzas. Worth a visit!


    • Naseem’s has been gone for for a while now, but we never really got on with their buffet formula. Now waiting to see what the new Cinar will be like.


    • Alison says:

      Big Yes to Marilucia on Wood Street, fantastic wood fired pizza and tomato garlic bread – I am currently stuck on their Sarda pizza, delicious and they are going to start doing home delivery in 2016 they said … Dangerous to know! Lovely friendly place and a much needed excellent traditional and proper italian pizza place in E17. Thank you Marilucia

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  5. Jess says:

    Where do you think is the best burger?


  6. Anonymous says:

    The castle – best burger


  7. Ben says:

    Turtle bay – holiday atmosphere? Maybe if you holiday in Westfield. I’ve tried some of the places you recommend and to be frank I think you’ve dropped the bar pretty low. You don’t seem to really differentiate between good quality food and grub.


    • Anonymous says:

      Hi Ben We rate places that we like based on food, atmposhere and price. It is our personal opinions, you are of course allowed to make up your own mind. Some places change, have a bad evening etc and so we have no guarantees for that. Hope you find some places that you like.


  8. I disagree with the Anonymous opinion! The Bell is actually one of my favourite places. I really enjoy the garden outside. The food is always prepared perfectly. You list here include many of my favourite spots.

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