You voted: Greedy Cow!
Located just off of the crossroads by Mile End tube station, Greedy Cow closeby to the Mile End campus has got your vote. Selling a range of different burgers and steaks, including more exotic meats such as wagyu, kangaroo, bison and crocodile, this family-owned restaurant is sure to have you coming back for more. Don't worry, vegetarian and vegan options are also available!
Where else can you try?
Sahara Grill is recognised as being one of the best innovators of modern, flourishing halal cuisine. They serve a dazzling array of freshly prepared dishes such as burgers, chicken, steaks and fish, and the Whitechapel branch even has its own exclusive breakfast menu!
The unique selling point of The Stable in Whitechapel is that they match quality pizza with great West Country ciders. Based on the site formerly occupied by The Rhythm Factory nightclub, this modern and relaxing venue is a great way to relax over pizza and ciders made by small scale Dorset producers.
Based on the the old Irani cafés of Bombay, Dishoom’s retro fittings, sepia photographs and carefully re-created peeling paintwork make you feel like you really could be in old Mumbai. We’ve heard that the curries are great, so why not make the trip and try for yourself?
The Rusty Bike
Located near Mile End Station, The Rusty Bike Pub offers the great combination of good beer and Thai food, served in a relaxed and friendly style. There is a decent amount of outdoor seating, albeit facing Mile End road. Nonetheless, this is definitely one not to miss!
This one kept popping up a lot, so we had to give a mention to Dixie Chicken! This seems to be a big favourite among our students. Is it the proximity to the Mile End campus that makes it so appealing, or is it the food itself? Looks like it’s up to you to decide!
Located on the 38th and 39th floors at 110 Bishopsgate, Sushisamba brings vibrance to the City of London with its heady mix of Japanese, Brazilian and Peruvian cuisine, culture, music and striking design. It boasts unparalleled, 360-degree views of the City from the highest outdoor dining terraces in Europe. For a dining experience to remember, definitely give this one a try.
Located on Whitechapel Road, Pie Factory is a charming little pie shop selling traditional and speciality pies with a range of fillings, a variety of side dishes and gravy. All of their pies are handmade and baked on site and other dishes are prepared fresh daily. It’s the first halal pie café to open in the UK guaranteeing that all ingredients are Halal.
The Half Moon – Wetherspoons
Former home of the Half Moon Theatre, this branch of Wetherspoons is a firm favourite among our students. The premises also comprise a former Methodist chapel and an extension. Selling a range of cheap food and drink with plenty of daily deals, it’s the perfect place to catch up with friends after a hard day of lectures.
Black Cat in Clapton is an ethical and vegan café, offering budget plant-based food. Dispelling stereotypes that vegan food is bland and boring, they offer proper comfort food including syrupy vegan pastries from the counter, and their smoky lentil burger (a favourite among customers) is not only healthy, but tastes great too.
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