The Hackney Pearl

Bar / Café / Restaurant
The Hackney Pearl The Hackney Pearl in London’s Hackney Wick is a chill bar/café with seasonal grub, good cocktails & a creative crowd. Make the trek in London with Party Earth. London England 51.544146557959 -0.0258350372314453
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The Hackney Pearl - Bar | Café | Restaurant in London.
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Party Earth Review Out on Dalston’s eastern edge in the rapidly gentrifying expanse of Hackney Wick lies The Hackney Pearl, a favorite of young transplants who come for the chill vibe, locally sourced food, and tasty no-fuss booze. Located... ... read full review

  • Tube:

    London Overground: Hackney Wick

  • Phone:

    020 8510 3605

  • Links:

  • Hours:

    M–F 8am–11pm, Sa–Su 10am–11pm

  • Recommended as:

    • Day Spot
    • Night Spot

Party Earth The Hackney Pearl Review

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The Hackney Pearl in London’s Hackney Wick is a chill bar/café with seasonal grub, good cocktails & a creative crowd. Make the trek in London with Party Earth.

Out on Dalston’s eastern edge in the rapidly gentrifying expanse of Hackney Wick lies The Hackney Pearl, a favorite of young transplants who come for the chill vibe, locally sourced food, and tasty no-fuss booze.

Located in a warehouse-turned-studio-collective, the venue features an outdoor terrace that overflows with creative residents on warm days, while grayer weather takes them to the large single room inside, whose lofty exposed-pipe ceilings, quaint tables and school chairs, and open kitchen create a homey place to enjoy whatever’s on the ever-changing menu.

Lots of seating keeps the place from getting too crowded during the day, when easygoing background tunes serenade the trendy folks chatting over the latest fixed-price lunch, an assortment of panini, or some soup and salad.

Weathered cabinets, mismatched coffee cups, and chalkboards on the wall give the joint a cozy retro vibe that’s reinforced by the friendly service, even if it’s anything but hurried.

The fixed-price deal returns some nights for early dinner (call ahead to confirm), so theatergoers can fill their stomachs before heading to The Yard nearby, while revelers with rowdier prospects tank up on local brews or a few classic drinks that follow the mantra “no umbrellas, just well-mixed booze.”

The location is definitely out of the way for many Londoners, but much like the lustrous sphere hidden inside an oyster, The Hackney Pearl’s locale only makes it more of a hidden gem.

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Tip from Emma:

The Pearl is actually home to a pretty solid wine list, and the best thing is that they price their vino based on a fixed markup. That means the bottles you get here are usually cheaper than what you’d find at another establishment. And don’t worry if you’re in a rush – you can take the bottle home with you!

  • Crowd

    Local artists, trendy creative types, theatergoers, the hipster class, young families. All ages by day, 20s to 30s at night.

  • Entertainment / Music

    Relaxed background tunes from oldies to indie pop.

  • Food / Miscellaneous

    Daily changing seasonal menu includes brunch, lunch, dinner, and lighter snacks. Panini, soups, salads, and cakes are mainstays.

    Sunday roast 1–4pm and 6–10pm.

  • Prices

    Starters £5–£6, entrées £12–£16, roasts £13.50–£14.50. Periodic prix fixe lunch £7.50 and dinner £15–£19.

    Beer & cider £3.50–£4.50, wine £3.50–£10/glass or £18–£30+/bottle, cocktails and shots £3.50–£9.

  • What to Wear / Dress Code

    Anything goes: jeans, t-shirts, sneakers, flannel shirts, loose blouses, vintage dresses.

  • Hot Nights / When to Go

    Any day to try out the latest menu or Friday and Saturday nights to kick off the weekend with a solid crowd of creative people.

  • Close By

    The Kenton (38 Kenton Road) is a Norwegian neighborhood pub with film nights, live music, and frequent pub quizzes.

The Hackney Pearl User Reviews

Average rating:
Delicious Food & Friendly Staff
Jonathan T. Apr 21, 2013
Great space, ideal for hip morning coffees or long days studying on your laptop. Although not conveniently located for most non-Hackney residents, this place is well worth the detour. Staff are international and welcoming, while the food is all fresh and healthy, with cheeky side orders also available to complement your kale salad. Get on the overground and head to Hackney Wick, it's worth travelling to just to check out the manager's moustache!
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