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The Laughing Heart

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277 Hackney Road, London, E2 8NA


+4420 7686 9535

Opening Times


Wine Bar & Dining Room
Wed-Sat 7pm–2am
Sun Midday–Late

Wed-Sat 7pm–1am
Sun Midday–5pm & 7pm–Late

Off License
Wed-Sat 2pm–2am
Sun Midday–Late

Evening Standard
Evening Standard Says...

Were money no object and with a suitably large group of friends it would be possible to conduct several vertical tastings from some of the most accomplished producers in the world of biodynamic wines. Le Coste from Lazio in central Italy has a whole page to itself of bottles “wild and full of detail, fascinating and pure, contemplative and delicious”.

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The Guardian
The Guardian Says...

The Laughing Heart is one of the new breed of wine bars that are enjoying something of a starry moment right now, just about the only good news from 2016. Rather than plonk and pasta, they offer long, thoughtful, risk-taking wine lists and proper cooking in jovial, unstuffy environments: the sort of place in which I’d happily piss away the rest of my days...The fact that it’s often open until the dangerous hours of the morning is evidence of that hospitality – we leave at nearly one-ish, and people are still piling through the doors. There’s some singing. A lot of drinking (not all of it from us). And, yes, a whole lot of unbuttoned, big-hearted fun.

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Barchick Says...

‘New’ ‘Late Night’ ‘Wine Bar’ These are the kind of words that we like to hear. It’s got Charlie Mellor (from Elliot’s and Primeur) at the helm. And Cedric Maillard (ex Head Sommelier at Sager + Wilde) on the grapes. Who’s laughing now? Downstairs there’s a basement wine shop where you can pick yourself a badass bottle. If all that makes you thirsty get upstairs to the 40-seater wine bar because – and this is wild – the kitchen’s open ’til 1am. Beats that late-night kebab hey? Expect to find some high-flying bar folk hanging here after hours.

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