The Empress  

 
 
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130 Lauriston Road, Hackney, Victoria Park, London E9 7LH
 
 
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Brunch: Saturday & Sunday 10am-12noon | Lunch Tuesday-Friday 12noon-3pm, Saturday 12noon-4pm, Sunday 12noon-9.30pm | Dinner Monday-Saturday 6pm-10.15pm, Sunday 12noon-9.30pm
 

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The EmpressLodged on the boundary of Victoria Park , The Empress is a popular venture from Tom and Ed Martin - the brothers behind Dockland's much-celebrated gastropub, The Gun . The pub's decor is neatly done and certainly aimed at diners rather than drinkers, with a pewter bar, Chesterfield banquettes and dark beech tables and chairs. The regularly changing, seasonal menu features quality produce from neighbourhood supplies and consists of excellent dishes such as smoked short rib of beef with black cabbage and girolles; wild mushroom risotto with crispy hens egg; and pork cheeks with chorizo cassoulet. Popular with locals and visitors alike, it's well worth the trek into Hackney's public transport blackspot.

 

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Bethnal Green Tube Station
 
16 minutes walk
 
Mile End Tube Station
 
18 minutes walk
 
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

 
Homerton Overground Station
 
14 minutes walk
 
 
 
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Sclater Street Car Park
 
29 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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