Fora Recommends: Best Restaurants Near Liverpool Street

July 2019


    So many of us pass through the Liverpool Street area every day, but where should we be going to get our food fix? Let us tell you some of our favourite evening spots (and the dishes to try when you get there).

Gloria, Great Eastern Street

A recent (and entirely unique) addition to the local culinary scene, but not one to be forgotten. The beautiful Gloria is a decadent and immersive Italian all-day dining experience. Real standouts are the pasta dishes served directly from a humungous wheel of parmesan, and the already legendary gargantuan lemon pie. There really is no holding back when it comes to this place. Let yourself go wild.  

Shoryu, Broadgate Circle 

Bringing Japanese ramen to London plates without any frivolities. This is the place to get flavoursome, authentic ramen and a range of hirata buns. Pair with sake or one of their signature cocktails to feel fully immersed. If in doubt, ask the expert sommeliers for recommendations.  

Ottolenghi, Artillery Lane

The legend himself brings the bustle of the surrounding area in with his largest deli yet. The concept here centres on simplicity, flavour and always feels nutritious. Think North African and Middle Eastern flavours combined. You’ll walk away feeling satisfied and fuelled. No guilt attached here.  

Gunpowder Kitchen, White’s Row 

You’re spoilt for choice when it comes to ordering here. Gunpowder takes Indian kitchen classics and gives them a contemporary twist. Small plates means you needn’t be restricted to just one dish. The soft shell crab, pulled duck, okra fries and saag with tandoori paneer are the real deal here.  

Beer & Buns, Appold Street

Indulge in Japanese craft beer in its abundance, coupled with Hirata buns or Korean-style fried chicken wings (choose from sweet, spicy or smokin’ hot). Enjoy them all in a casual dining environment (and spare some time for the pinball machines).  

Jose Pizarro, Broadgate Circle

This lively spot is the place to indulge in seasonal tapas. Choose between classic Spanish dishes and modern twists on tradition. In true Spanish style, you’ll find different flavours of croquetas every day. Don’t forget to accompany it all with a cerveza, wine or cocktail in the bustling bar to amp up your experience.   All our favourite restaurants are in close proximity to Liverpool Street station and Spitalfields. If you’re looking for something quick and casual, be sure to check out Old Spitalfields Market in all its glory. You can find the lowdown on our favourite market stalls here. Or if you’re after a spot for coffee and cake, we’ve compiled our stand-out establishments here.   If it’s new workspace you’re looking for, look no further than one of our inspiring Spitalfields spaces. Perfectly situated at the intersection of the City, Brick Lane and Shoreditch. Why not book your tour via the blue tab on the left to kick things off?