Albion

Bright, canteenish but pretty restaurant with British food and an own bakery. Quite busy at lunchtimes often with a queue filling out the annexed Albion shop which offers pastries, jams and other lovely stuff.

Beigel Bake

Stop by for your bagel fix on a long night out. Just like everyone else does.

Fast Food
Bakery
$$$$

Dalston Superstore

Create your own huge and delicious burger/sandwich/salad and receive it in one of those pretty yet unpractical plastic baskets. Whatever you do go for the basil mayo. Quality of chips varies but the cocktails are great.

Duck and Waffle

Quite posh restaurant with an amazing view. (Hi Gherkin!) The small and extraordinary dishes are supposed to be shared. Good food especially for omnivores but the place kind of lacks atmosphere.

Gordon's Wine Bar

Come early like six/sevenish bring a good friend or a date and spend hours in the wine cellar with loads of wine and fine cheese. Very cozy nearly magical place.

Mildred's

Small vegetarian restaurant with international yet careful composed dishes. Try the raspberry crush lemonade and expect to wait for a table.

The Blues Kitchen

Good burgers with homemade chips and a teeny dab of coleslaw. Don't sit near the door if you don't want to close it multiple times or freeze. Otherwise good atmosphere with live music on most evenings. Usually wise to book a table.

Wahaca

Spacious (chain) restaurant with a bar downstairs, pretty and laid-back decor. Nice burritos and a broad variety of other Mexican dishes. Good value for money.