As co-founder of Hackney’s new multidisciplinary hotspot Night Tales, we know Lottie Campbell has her knowledge of the capital down. Keep reading to discover her favourite places in the city.
Where's your favourite Hackney haunt?
Off Broadway – it’s really low key but it’s the bar I keep going back to for quality drinks and lovely ambience. You can count on this place any day of the week and that’s quite hard to come by.
Who is your chef to watch right now?
It’s got to be Tom Brown. He used to be the head chef of Outlaw’s at The Capital before opening his own restaurant Cornerstone, in Hackney Wick, a few months ago. It’s amazing to see quality food like this available in the area – that wasn’t the case a few years ago.
Can you recommend us somewhere we might not have been in London?
We call it 63 – my mum’s kitchen in Maida Vale! I try to keep up with the London food scene, but it’s tough. Even with all the incredible places opening constantly, there’s nothing that compares to home cooked food my mum serves up every single night. She’s my biggest inspiration.
What's your all time favourite restaurant in London?
Royal China Club – I’m obsessed with dumplings and this is dim sum at its finest. The steamed lobster dumpling in rice wine sauce is too delicious to try to explain in words.
Where do you go to celebrate?
The River Café – my number one! I was lucky enough to be taken there for special occasions when I was growing up. It still feels like the place to be but it doesn’t feel pretentious. And the food is like no other – simple but all about quality produce. It’s the best way to eat.