A trendy open-plan modern space serving from breakfast till 3 am, known for their wines on tap, house-made gin and Italian-American comfort food.
- 137 Mare Street, London, E8 3RH
- +44 (0) 20 3889 6173
- Opening Times
- Mon-Wed 08.00-00.00
- Insider Information
- Wine on tap... enough said.
Time Out Says…
What makes this place particularly worth a visit is the impressive drinks, including a regularly changing array of 12 wines on tap, gin distilled on site and a swell cocktail list. An Apples & Pears Collins with pear vodka and homemade elderflower syrup was refreshing and tangy, like sucking on a citrusy peardrop. A Mexican Negroni with El Jimador tequila and Aperitivo Berto was rich and strong – a knockout. Should you come here hungry, you can munch on superlative, crispy-based wood-fired pizzas, with interesting toppings like honey and truffled pecorino (pizzas and snacks are also served through a hatch at the side of the building).Read more…
Square Meal Says…
Local beers, Italian artisan wines on tap and a louche first-floor cocktail lounge draw evening punters into the strategically distressed Edwardian premises (formerly The London Fields pub). Many of the cocktails depend on east London-produced booze, doctored with homemade tinctures, sherbets and cordials... Comfort food, served in a groovy Brooklyn-style diner out back and in the ground-floor bar, has Italian leanings: Bologna-style dumplings; and wood-fired pizzas with novel toppings (roasted squash and beetroot, say).Read more…
Design My Night Says…
Moving into the former stomping grounds of the London Fields Pub on Mare Street, Martello Hall is a cocktail bar-cum-restaurant in Hackney. The venue caters for all tastes, accompanying its cocktails list with a food menu composed of various Italian breakfast, lunch and dinner dishes... The real flavours however are to be found on the drinks menu. Doubling up as a gin distillery, Martello Hall offers an array of carefully concocted gin cocktails and home-made creations. Be sure to try the Nicola, a drink created specially for Martello Hall by American gin expert John Chapple and composed of the venue's own Martello Gin spirit.Read more…