Best Restaurants in Dalston

You're in Dalston - chances are you're out drinking, dancing and up to all sorts of no-good. Whatever the occasion, we're here to get you through the eating scene nearby, with everything from famous pizza stops to the more romantic in for you're in it for a date night. Check out our recommendations for the top Dalston restaurants below.

The Three Compasses

172 user reviews 5

One of the best places to drink in Dalston, The Three Compasses is a cosy drinking den serving local craft beers and tasty comfort food. The pub also has a great outdoor terrace for the summer months, as well as hosting a range of events, including quizzes, screenings and weekend DJ sets. 

The Rocksteady

3 user reviews 3

If you're after dinner with a difference, head east where this Dalston restaurant is serving up a menu of tasty eats with a rockin' live soundtrack to match. Tuck into homemade burgers, slow roasted pork and veggie pasta with an extensive drinks menu to wash it all down.

Cafe Route

23 user reviews 5

This great Dalston restaurant offers some of the best Mediterranean food in London. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, it's one of the area's best kept secrets and perfect for the casual meal, with self-serve plates and gorgeous platters.

Jones & Sons

1458 user reviews 5

One of the best restaurants in Dalston, this cool and stylish eatery promises a delicious selection of fresh quality dishes from seabass ceviches to steaks and truffled polenta. They also offers great brunches, including the bottomless variety, and a hearty Sunday roasts.


1 user review 4

An award-winning dining option where tasting menus make sure that your experience is fun and varied, Pidgin is casual dining with elegant plates as you head here for premium date night appeal and international takes.

Voodoo Ray's

2 user reviews 5

Sister bar to the effortlessly stylish Dalston Superstore, Voodoo Ray's is the creme de la creme of giant slices and sourdough pizzas in Dalston. Pizzas are baked using the most sought-after ingredients: Caputto flour is used for the dough, Italian plum tomatoes for the Napoli sauce and Fior di Latte Mozzarella.