Rootdown

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237 Lower Clapton Road, E5 8EG
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Tue to Thu 6pm-12am, Fri 6pm-12.30am, Sat 10am-12.30am, Sun 10am-12midnight

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RootdownCocktails come in interesting combinations - coriander, basil and chilli margarita, anyone? - at Rootdown, a Clapton restaurant and cocktail bar with music... and a social conscience. Very much part of the local community, the kitchen is available to fledgling food start-up businesses in Hackney. Self-taught head chef Ben Lourdjane draws on his North African heritage to give the modern European dishes on the menu - which change every three or four weeks, depending on what produce is in season - an edge. Typical dishes vary from polenta with girolle mushrooms and asparagus to pan fried pollock served with green beans, courgette and peas. Founded by Ben Scales, a former underground music promoter, Rootdown offers monthly music events paired with the food, so you can enjoy Balearic beats with a Spanish tapas menu and imagine you're in Ibiza.

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Town Hall Hotel & Apartments
London > Apartment > Apartment from 101 37% off
Patriot Square, E2 | 35 minutes from Rootdown
The Town Hall building in Bethnal Green has been beautifully restored creating a unique designer hotel which fuses old and new. With a mix of bedrooms, ... More
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Behind This Wall
London > Nightlife > Bars
Basement, 411 Mare Street, E8 | 11 minutes from Rootdown
Putting a different spin on hipster minimalism, Behind This Wall replaces Edison bulbs and copper touches with white walls and wooden stalls. ... More
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Our/London
London > Nightlife > Bars
Arch 435 & 436, Spurstowe Road, E8 | 13 minutes from Rootdown
Located in two adjoining arches underneath Hackney Downs train station, Our/London is a micro-distillery producing ... More
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Ruby's Bar
London > Nightlife > Bars
76 Stoke Newington Road, N16 | 16 minutes from Rootdown
It may look like a cinema from the sign outside but Ruby's on the Stoke Newington/Dalston border is an intimate subterranean drinking den serving expertly mixed ... More
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The Vincent
London > Nightlife > Pubs
2 Atkins Square, Dalston Lane, E8 | 9 minutes from Rootdown
After transforming The Sebright Arms on Hackney Road from boarded-up pub into an East End institution, the team have now set their sights on ... More
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Hackney Central
London > Nightlife > Nightclubs
Amhurst Road, E8 | 12 minutes from Rootdown
Hackney’s freshest venue is a converted railway station with a plush bar / restaurant on the ground floor and a nightclub upstairs. The kitchen serves excellent ... More
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Night Tales
London > Nightlife > Nightclubs
14 Bohemia Place, E8 | 13 minutes from Rootdown
Having popped up all over London, Night Tales now has a permanent residence occupying two railway arches and a 4,000-square-foot garden on Hackney's Bohemia Place. The ... More
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Hackney Downs Studios
London > Entertainment > Arts Centres
Amhurst Terrace, E8 | 10 minutes from Rootdown
A 70,000 sq ft centre for creativity and collaboration in East London, Hackney Downs Studios was established in 2011, transforming a redundant printworks into an arts ... More
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Hackney Showroom
London > Entertainment > Arts Centres
Amhurst Terrace, E8 | 10 minutes from Rootdown
Launched in March 2015 and located in a 4,000 square foot former print works, Hackney Showroom is ... More
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Stoke Newington International Airport
London > Entertainment > Theatres
1-15 Leswin Place, N16 | 14 minutes from Rootdown
No airplanes take off from Stoke Newington International Airport. And there's no point looking up departure times here. Instead turn up for live performances by local ... More
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Sutton House
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
2 & 4 Homerton High Street, E9 | 12 minutes from Rootdown
The royal connections of this rare, red-brick Tudor manor house reach back to Henry VIII whose Principal Secretary of State, Sir Ralph Sadler, built Sutton House ... More
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Core Arts
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
1 St. Barnabas Terrace, E9 | 15 minutes from Rootdown
With over 23 years of experience providing mental health creative day care, Core Arts is a registered charity that promotes the artistic and creative abilities of ... More
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MostArt Centre
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
86 Stoke Newington High Street, N16 | 15 minutes from Rootdown
An art centre for Hackney where you may find art exhibitions, photography or jazz on a Sunday afternoon. There's a stage and bar in the ... More
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Mint Vintage
London > Shopping > Clothing
71-73 Stoke Newington High Street, Covent Garden, London N16 | 16 minutes from Rootdown
Mint Vintage specialises in men's and ladies clothing from seventies sheepskin to hidden vintage gems. No musty second hand cast-offs here. Instead you get an extensive ... More
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Of Cabbages & Kings
London > Shopping > Gifts and Luxuries
127 Stoke Newington High Street, N16 | 16 minutes from Rootdown
Of Cabbages & Kings first set up shop in May 2008. Since then they have been establishing creative networks and platforms for designers and makers in ... More
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Violet Cakes
London > Shopping > Delicatessens
47 Wilton Way, E8 | 17 minutes from Rootdown
Claire Ptak started her baking business as a market stall on Broadway Market before opening this cafe in 2010. But in 2018 Violet Cakes ... More
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Yard Sale Pizza
London > Restaurants > Italian restaurants
105 Lower Clapton Road, E5 | 7 minutes from Rootdown
With Yard Sale Pizza Clapton has really great pizza - with no need to travel to Franco Manca in Hackney to get it. Huge pizzas cooked ... More
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Chick 'n' Sours
London > Restaurants > British restaurants
390 Kingsland Road, E8 | 9 minutes from Rootdown
Could this be the poshest fried chicken restaurant in London? Chick 'n' Sours in Dalston has a short, punchy menu of free-range, herb-fed fried chicken, whimsical ... More
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Jidori
London > Restaurants > Japanese restaurants
89 Kingsland High Street, E8 | 10 minutes from Rootdown
Brett Redman, who first came onto the London dining scene with Elliot's on Bethnal Green Road back in 2006, is going Japanese with Jidori, a 40-seat ... More
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Four Corners
London > Education > Adult Education
121 Roman Road, Tower Hamlets, London E2 | 2 miles from Rootdown
For 30 years Four Corners has been training, producing and supporting the full range of film and photographic requirements. Services on offer include filmmaking facilities and ... More
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The Making Space
London > Education > Evening Classes
10 Sunbury Workshops, Swanfield Street, Shoreditch, London E2 | 2.2 miles from Rootdown
Learn some crafty manouveurs at Making Space where classes on mask making, glass engraving, pyrography (burning patterns into wood or leather), chainmail knitting, and book hollowing ... More
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Connexions Careers Centre
London > Education > Career Services
27B Dalston Lane, E8 | 20 minutes from Rootdown
Connexions is a countrywide information and advisory service for 13-19 year olds and people with special learning needs or disabilities under 25. They offer an array ... More
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Abney Park Cemetery & Nature Reserve
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Stoke Newington High Street, N16 | 17 minutes from Rootdown
Non-denominational cemetery, arboretum and nature reserve. Hidden away in the north-east corner of London, lies this highly influential, pioneering and yet relatively unknown beauty spot. Part nature ... More
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Springfield Park
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Upper Clapton Road, E5 | 20 minutes from Rootdown
Springfield Park was formed in 1905 from the grounds of three private houses, one of which still survives and serves as a delightful cafe. The grade ... More
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London Fields Lido
London > Leisure > Activities
London Fields, Westside, E8 | 20 minutes from Rootdown
London's only Olympic sized heated outdoor swimming pool, the luxurious London Fields Lido was re-opened amid much excitement in October 2006 after almost 20 years of ... More
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The Vincent
London > Nightlife > Pubs
2 Atkins Square, Dalston Lane, E8 | 9 minutes from Rootdown
After transforming The Sebright Arms on Hackney Road from boarded-up pub into an East End institution, the team have now set their sights on ... More
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The White Hart
London > Nightlife > Pubs
69 Stoke Newington High Street, N16 | 16 minutes from Rootdown
Stoke Newington's extremely likable White Hart seems to cater for just about anyone. Inside, it's spacious and comfortable, with low-slung sofas and comfy chairs the order ... More
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Barden's Boudoir
London > Nightlife > Pubs
38-44 Stoke Newington Road, N16 | 17 minutes from Rootdown
A late licence, DJ decks, P.A., stage for live bands, two bars and friendly bar staff selling bottled drinks and beers on tap plus an extensive ... More
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Union Chapel
London > Business > Venue Hire
The Vestry, Union Chapel, Compton Avenue, N1 | 2.2 miles from Rootdown
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Shoreditch Town Hall
London > Business > Venue Hire
380 Old Street, Shoreditch, London EC1V | 2.3 miles from Rootdown
Site of the legendary Whirly Gig parties in the nineties, Shoreditch Town Hall lends itself well to any type of gathering. Re-opened in 2005, following a ... More
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Bistrotheque
London > Business > Venue Hire
23-27 Wadeson Street, Hackney, London E2 | 30 minutes from Rootdown
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