July 2016

"Lofty warehouse spaces are what Hackney Wick does best and this all-day bar-restaurant is proof of how rapidly the former industrial quarter is developing. It's a sprawling space full of armchairs and wooden benches, with local artists' works on the walls and one of the best canal-side verandas in town. It's a one-stop-shop for gigs, film nights, modern-British dishes and

" There's a real buzz along the west bank of the Lea, with Hackney Wick's Yard theatre and numerous galleries supported by a growing number of café-restaurants. On a hot day, the spaces outside Crate Brewery and, south of the Hertford Union canal, the Counter Café are rarely underused. But we're taken with the 2014 newcomer Number 90, which is a


90 Main Yard, Wallis Road,

E9 5LN, London.