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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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Town Hall Hotel & Apartments
London > Apartment > Apartment from 101 35% off
Patriot Square, E2 | 12 minutes from The Empress
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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London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel from 112 42% off
100 Shoreditch High Street, E1 | 31 minutes from The Empress
Hip US hotel group Ace hotels arrived in Shoreditch in September 2013, expanding from their US sites to add a London outpost. The property has transformed ... More
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London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel from 52 24% off
5 Cavell Street, E1 | 32 minutes from The Empress
Perfectly located in the heart of the East End, this new generation Holiday Inn offers a quiet retreat away from the hustle and bustle of the ... More
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Tre Viet
London > Restaurants > Indian/South Asian restaurants
251 Mare Street, E8 | 12 minutes from The Empress
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Zain's Restaurant & Grill
London > Restaurants > Indian/South Asian restaurants
558 Mile End Road, Mile End, Tower Hamlets, London E3 | 17 minutes from The Empress
Crafting vibrant flavours of the East, Zain's Restaurant & Grill offers a laidback family-run eatery in the lively East End. Making use of a daily delivered ... More
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Nazrul
London > Restaurants > Indian/South Asian restaurants
130 Brick lane, Shoreditch, London E16RU | 30 minutes from The Empress
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London > Restaurants > Fish and Seafood
126 - 128 Lauriston Road, Hackney, London E9 | Same location as The Empress
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London > Restaurants > Italian restaurants
136 Lauriston Road, Hackney, London E9 | Same location as The Empress
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Namo
London > Restaurants > South East Asian restaurants
178 Victoria Park Road, Hackney, London E9 | 2 minutes from The Empress
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Winterville, Victoria Park
London > Entertainment >
Victoria Park Road, Tower Hamlets, London E3 | 6 minutes from The Empress
After taking over Victoria Park for the first time in 2014, Winterville is returning for another festive season this year. East ... More
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Netil House
London > Entertainment >
1-7 Westgate Street, Hackney, London E8 | 11 minutes from The Empress
A stone's throw from London Fields, Netil House is home to 94 creative studios, a market, gallery and Netil360, a rooftop space with wonderful 360-degree views ... More
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Hackney Picturehouse
London > Entertainment > Cinemas
270 Mare Street, Hackney, E8 | 13 minutes from The Empress
Picturehouse Cinemas, who run the popular Greenwich Picturehouse and Clapham Picturehouse opened the Hackney Picturehouse on Mare Street in October 2011 which features the biggest ... More
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Victoria Park
London > Attractions > Parks and Gardens
Approach Road, Hackney, London | 8 minutes from The Empress
One of London’s best kept secrets, Victoria Park is a fantastic place to spend an afternoon. Inside the park's boundaries countless varieties of trees stripe the ... More
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Fred London
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
45 Vyner Street, Hackney, London E2 | 9 minutes from The Empress
Set up by Fred Mann, former director of the Milch gallery, Fred London specialises in contemporary art and musical collaborations. Fred Mann has had a mixed ... More
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Degree Art
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
30 Vyner Street, Hackney, London E2 | 9 minutes from The Empress
Offering affordable art, Degree Art sells, commissions and rents out art works - painting, photography, sculpture and prints - created by students and recent graduates from ... More
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Ginger Pig
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
99 Lauriston Road, Hackney, London E9 | 1 minute from The Empress
Though the name suggests specialists in spicy pork products, the Ginger Pig offers so much more. Beginning with their original shop at Borough Market in the ... More
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Bottle Apostle
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
95 Lauriston Road, Hackney, London E9 | 1 minute from The Empress
The Bottle Apostle on the edge of Victoria Park and two doors from the Ginger Pig on Lauriston Road is an excellent wine shop where ... More
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Christmas Trees: Pines and Needles, Victoria Park
London > Shopping > Specialists
The Royal Inn On The Park, 111 Lauriston Road, Hackney, London E9 | 4 minutes from The Empress
A rose-nosed reindeer walks into a bar and the elf barman says: "Why the long face?" Rudolf duly replies: "I've got pines and needles". Yes, yes... ... More
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Four Corners
London > Education > Adult Education
121 Roman Road, Tower Hamlets, London E2 | 12 minutes from The Empress
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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Connexions Careers Centre
London > Education > Career Services
27B Dalston Lane, E8 | 27 minutes from The Empress
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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The Making Space
London > Education > Evening Classes
10 Sunbury Workshops, Swanfield Street, Shoreditch, London E2 | 28 minutes from The Empress
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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Victoria Park
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Grove Road, Tower Hamlets, Tower Hamlets, London E3 | 7 minutes from The Empress
One of London's best kept secrets, Victoria Park is a fantastic place to spend an afternoon. The city's first public park, it was opened in the ... More
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POPfit Studio
London > Leisure > Gyms
19 Sidworth Street, E8 | 11 minutes from The Empress
Set up by actress Kate Hudson and dancer Stephanie Burrows, POPfit's boutique UK studio includes the UK's first Fabletics store and can be found on Sidworth ... More
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York Hall Leisure Centre
London > Leisure > Sports Facilities
5-15 Old Ford Road, Tower Hamlets, London E2 | 12 minutes from The Empress
York Hall Leisure Centre in Bethnal Green includes a gym, day spa, 33-metre swimming pool, Turkish bath and offers a wide range of exercise classes but ... More
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People's Park Tavern
London > Nightlife > Pubs
360 Victoria Park Road, Hackney, London E9 | 5 minutes from The Empress
The People's Park Tavern, a cavernous Victorian gastro pub just north of Victoria Park, welcomes punters with its comfortable Chesterfield sofas and decent ales from the ... More
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The Crown
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
223 Grove Road, Tower Hamlets, London E3 | 7 minutes from The Empress
This used to be an excellent gastro pub overlooking Victoria Park - one where all the food and drink was certified organic. That was before it ... More
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The Approach
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
47 Approach Road, Tower Hamlets, London E2 | 9 minutes from The Empress
A good pub which supports young boxers from the area and is a favourite among the locals, with a jolly atmosphere and a fine selection of ... More
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NT's
London > Nightlife > Bars
1 Westgate Street Fields, E8 | 11 minutes from The Empress
A buzzing late night bar with a rooftop terrace, NT's is found within Netil House in the heart of Hackney. In the summer ... More
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London Fields Brewery
London > Nightlife > Bars
365-366 Warburton St, Hackney, London E8 | 11 minutes from The Empress
Located under the railway arches beside London Fields in Hackney, the London Fields Brewery opened in 2011 and was inspired by the drought of craft beer ... More
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The Pickle Factory
London > Nightlife > Nightclubs
13-14 The Oval, E2 | 13 minutes from The Empress
Directly opposite Oval Space and run by the same team, The Pickle Factory hosts shows, bands and club ... More
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Bistrotheque
London > Business > Venue Hire
23-27 Wadeson Street, Hackney, London E2 | 9 minutes from The Empress
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Shoreditch Town Hall
London > Business > Venue Hire
380 Old Street, Shoreditch, London EC1V | 32 minutes from The Empress
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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Christ Church Spitalfields
London > Business > Venue Hire
2 Fournier Street, Broadgate, Spitalfields, London E1 | 33 minutes from The Empress
Built in 1729, Nicholas Hawksmoor's Christ Church creation was declared dangerous and closed in 1956. Vigorous campaigning, from the poet Sir John Betjeman among others, eventually ... More

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