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151-153 Commercial Street, Spitalfields, London E1 6BJ
 
 
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Eat EastEat East appears from the outside to be an attractive, run-of-the-mill Chinese restaurant, with a bland pastel decor and small bar dividing a comfortable Dining Hall. Subtle touches like the smart modern design of the furniture and the calm, atmosphere are things you only notice when you come in for a meal.

There is a similar attention to detail taken with the menu. Although offering very little that is not on the menus of every restaurant in Chinatown, it far shorter than the huge lists that you get in most Chinese restaurants, with much of the dross removed. The chef's specialities were easy to identify, and well worth choosing, the highlights of a meal that showed just how good cheap-and-cheerful Chinese food can be.

 

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Liverpool Street Tube Station
 
8 minutes walk
 
 
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

 
 
Whitechapel Overground Station
 
11 minutes walk
 
 
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Spitalfields Car Park
 
2 minutes walk
 
Sclater Street Car Park
 
5 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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196 Bishopsgate Serviced Apartments
London > Apartment > Apartment   from £110  36% off
196 Bishopsgate, EC2M | 5 minutes from Eat East
From studio apartments to one and two beds, 196 Bishopsgate offers a full range of self-catering flats that give you more independence than a hotel. Apartments ... More
 
 
 
Ace Hotel London Shoreditch
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £112  25% off
100 Shoreditch High Street, E1 | 7 minutes from Eat East
Hip US hotel group Ace hotels arrived in Shoreditch in September 2013, expanding from their US sites to add a London outpost. The property has transformed ... More
 
 
 
South Place Hotel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel
3 South Place, EC2M | 7 minutes from Eat East
Located within arms reach of both Moorgate and Liverpool Street stations, is South Place Hotel, a luxury London hotel featuring three swanky bars and two top-notch ... More
 
 
 
 
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Sichuan-Folk Chinese Restaurant
London > Restaurants > Chinese restaurants
32 Hanbury Street, Spitalfields, Spitalfields, London E1 | 2 minutes from Eat East
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The Drunken Monkey
London > Restaurants > Chinese restaurants
222 Shoreditch High Street, Shoreditch, London E1 | 3 minutes from Eat East
Being the only Chinese-style bar and eaterie on Shoreditch High Street, The Drunken Monkey is certainly a breath of fresh air. Large, dark and spacious, with ... More
 
 
 
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Madame D
London > Restaurants > Chinese restaurants
76 Commercial Street, E1 | 3 minutes from Eat East
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London > Restaurants > American restaurants
157a Commercial Street, Spitalfields, London E1 | Same location as Eat East
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London > Restaurants > Mexican restaurants
151 - 153 Commercial Street, Spitalfields, London E1 | Same location as Eat East
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Hawksmoor Spitalfields Bar
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157b Commercial Street, Spitalfields, London E1 | Same location as Eat East
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Melusine: Children Of The Sweet Water
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: Thursday 17th October 2019 - 7.30pm
Eat East, 35-47 Bethnal Green Road, E1 | 5 minutes from Eat East
Storyteller Tuup joins forces with Hamid ManTu and Tim Whelan to explore the medieval legend of a part-human and part-fish-tailed creature through storytelling, music and contemporary ...More
 
 
 
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Park Jiha
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Thursday 17th October 2019 - 8pm
Eat East, 35-47 Bethnal Green Road, E1 | 5 minutes from Eat East
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Eat East, 100-106 Leonard Street, EC2A | 7 minutes from Eat East
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London > Entertainment > Arts Centres
91 Brick Lane, Spitalfields, London E1 | 3 minutes from Eat East
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Bishopsgate Institute
London > Entertainment > Classical Music
230 Bishopsgate, Spitalfields, London EC2M | 4 minutes from Eat East
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Village Underground
London > Entertainment > Arts Centres
54 Holywell Lane, Shoreditch, London EC2A | 4 minutes from Eat East
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Dennis Severs' House
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
18 Folgate Street, Spitalfields, London E1 | 2 minutes from Eat East
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London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
91 Brick Lane, Spitalfields, London E1 | 3 minutes from Eat East
The Old Truman Brewery's celebrated Old Boiler House, which dates back to the 1830s, a warehouse with spectacular soaring ceilings and houses the landmark Truman Chimney, ... More
 
 
 
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Christ Church Spitalfields
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Commercial Street, Spitalfields, London E1 | 3 minutes from Eat East
Built in 1729, Nicholas Hawksmoor's Christ Church creation was declared dangerous and closed in 1956. Vigorous campaigning, from the poet Sir John Betjeman among others, eventually ... More
 
 
 
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Timothy Everest
London > Shopping > Menswear
32 Elder Street, Spitalfields, London E1 | 1 minute from Eat East
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Old Spitalfields Market
London > Shopping > Markets
1 Crispin Place, Spitalfields, London E1 | 2 minutes from Eat East
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Gandys
London > Shopping > Menswear
105C Commercial Street, E1 | 2 minutes from Eat East
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Workers' Educational Association
London > Education > Evening Classes
4 Luke Street, Shoreditch, London EC2A | 6 minutes from Eat East
National charity for adult learning which also runs an excellent selection of theatre, literature, history and politics evening classes.... More
 
 
 
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The Making Space
London > Education > Evening Classes
10 Sunbury Workshops, Swanfield Street, Shoreditch, London E2 | 8 minutes from Eat East
Learn some crafty manouveurs at Making Space where classes on mask making, glass engraving, pyrography (burning patterns into wood or leather), chainmail knitting, and book hollowing ... More
 
 
 
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City Journalism
London > Education > Professional Training
106 Bunhill Row, City, London EC1Y | 15 minutes from Eat East
City’s Print Journalism course is recognised as the best in London. Although places like Goldsmith’s are trendier, City is respected in the industry thanks to a ... More
 
 
 
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All Star Lanes, Brick Lane
London > Leisure > Activities
95 Brick Lane, Spitalfields, London E1 | 3 minutes from Eat East
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L!FE Shoreditch
London > Leisure >
The Old Truman Brewery, Brick Lane, Shoreditch, London E1 | 3 minutes from Eat East
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London Shuffle Club
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4 Ebor Street, E1 | 4 minutes from Eat East
After three years of pop ups in places like the Truman Brewery, the shuffleboard experts, the London Shuffle Club, have a permanent home in Shoreditch from ... More
 
 
 
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The Crown and Shuttle
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
226 Shoreditch High Street, Shoreditch, London E1 | 3 minutes from Eat East
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2 Exchange Square, Appold Street, City, London EC2M | 6 minutes from Eat East
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London > Nightlife > Pubs
40 Liverpool Street, City, London EC2M | 7 minutes from Eat East
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Smiths Spitalfields
London > Nightlife > Bars
109 Commercial Street, Spitalfields, London E1 | 2 minutes from Eat East
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JuJu's Bar and Stage
London > Nightlife > Bars
15 Hanbury Street, Ely's Yard, E1 | 2 minutes from Eat East
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BOTTLES
London > Nightlife > Wine Bars
67 Brushfield Street, E1 | 2 minutes from Eat East
The co-founders of Bottles & Battles in Mercato Metropolitano have teamed up with pop-up restaurant, SOOD Family, to create BOTTLES, a ... More
 
 
 
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Christ Church Spitalfields
London > Business > Venue Hire
2 Fournier Street, Broadgate, Spitalfields, London E1 | 3 minutes from Eat East
Built in 1729, Nicholas Hawksmoor's Christ Church creation was declared dangerous and closed in 1956. Vigorous campaigning, from the poet Sir John Betjeman among others, eventually ... More
 
 
 
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Coopers' Hall
London > Business > Venue Hire
13 Devonshire Sq, Broadgate, City, London EC2M | 6 minutes from Eat East
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Andaz Liverpool Street
London > Business > Venue Hire
40 Liverpool Street, City, London EC2M | 7 minutes from Eat East
Housed in one of the great Victorian station hotels, this showstopper is a mixture of meticulous nineteenth century restoration and the glittering wit of Terrence Conran's ... More
 
 
 
 

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Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen 11 minutes walk from Eat East

The London-based singer-songwriter performs her commercial pop tunes....More

Jeff Wayne's War of The Worlds, The Immersive Experience
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Jeff Wayne's epic 1978 musical version of War of the Worlds has been brought to life as an immersive VR ...More

 
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