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Top bar recommendations from locals

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“This is a great pub for meeting local folks. It is also well known as a stopping place for boaters. This lovely old pub is situated where Lea Bridge Road meets the River Lea, welcoming commuters, travellers and lorries from Leyton, Walthamstow and beyond. A few years ago The Princess got a makeover and is a welcome respite from the frantic traffic of the nearby road. At the heart of the pub is a stove fire which is rare in London pubs now. There is a terrace facing the canal and picnic tables out by the towpath, making it an ideal summer watering hole. But don't take my word for it, come and enjoy for yourselves.”
  • 53 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
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“Lovely local Italian, friendly service and good cocktails. Really welcoming to children in true Italian style, but stylish enough for a date too. ”
  • 41 locals recommend
Pub
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“Nearest Pub to the flat and a beauty. Gorgeous Edwardian wood panelling. Cosy seating, games and live Jazz on a Sunday.”
  • 47 locals recommend
Pub
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“(5 min walk): On the high road, the best pub of the area! Enjoy a nice pint and a Sunday roast in this beautiful building which used to be the council hall.”
  • 32 locals recommend
Wine Bar
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“A lovely place to stop for a drink/snack. They also sell an AMAZING selection of wine, beer, cheese and charcuterie.”
  • 25 locals recommend
Café
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“Cool biker inspired spot with American diner style food with a twist in a old east london cafe. Great breakfast. ”
  • 18 locals recommend
Pub
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“This is a lovely pub close to the Village, food is lovely and their spritz aperitif very popular in the area :-)”
  • 22 locals recommend
Bar
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“Really great independent old pub. They have pop-up food and a good beer selection. They have themed nights like drag karaoke on a Sunday which is great fun.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Bar
“Pub, not bar! Great local... with a loyalty card (what's not to like); great burger and chicken wings; Sunday lunch is served on a first come, first served basis.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Pub
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“Traditional friendly East End London Pub. Real Ales. Excellent Sunday Roast Lunch. Great atmosphere.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“Perky Blenders are specialty grade coffee roasters, they also sell local craft beer and mix excellent cocktails. They have a fab little garden and regularly do food collaborations with pop up trucks such as Vietnamese Bahn Mi, Walthamstow Dogs, Homies on Donkeys Tacos and The Greek Cafe. Get there early before the food sells out! ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Tea Room
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“Questionable tiny bar for the curious. Its rarely open but is a total trip if you do happen to walk by!”
  • 5 locals recommend
Bar
“If you can't be bothered to cook, this place does a great chicken shish kebab for just £5. Chicken, rice, salad, bread - very filling. Yum.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Bar
“Old fashioned English pub for sport, beer, pub quiz on Sunday at 830pm. Not fancy. ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Bar
“Fantastic traditional pub that brews its own beers. Because of its cheap prices it attracts a really mixed crowd and has a friendly atmosphere.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Café
“Restored Victorian public toilets (!) - now an amazing restaurant with a roof terrace. Really friendly staff - cool vibe . Think sharing plates and cocktails.”
  • 3 locals recommend