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Nuno Mendes's City Guide

London Fields Lido

Photo: Courtesy of GLL/Better
Photo: Courtesy of GLL/Better

“I try to swim every weekday morning but usually it only ends up being a couple of times a week. I love this spot because it gets me outside and close to nature, which allows me to clear my head while swimming through empty lanes. Because the pool is heated too, I am here all year around. The winter mist from the pool is especially special.” -Nuno Mendes

Address
London Fields West Side Hackney London E8 3EU
Contact

http://www.better.org.uk/leisure-centre/london/hackney/london-fields-lido

Photo: Courtesy of Courtesy of Flowers Gallery
Photo: Courtesy of Courtesy of Flowers Gallery

“This proper East London gallery, showcases young artists, giving them their first expression. Here you’ll feel like you can see current happenings in the art world—it is inspiring.” -Nuno Mendes

Address
82 Kingsland Rd, London E2 8DP, UK
Contact

https://www.flowersgallery.com

TĀTĀ Eatery

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“What Chefs Meng and Ana have created at TĀTĀ Eatery, I genuinely think is some of the most exciting food you can have in London at the moment. Meng is Chinese while Ana is Portuguese and their backgrounds comes through in their inventive take on Asian cuisine.” -Nuno Mendes

Address
258 Kingsland Rd, Haggerston E8 4DG, UK
Contact

http://www.tataeatery.co.uk

What To Wear To TĀTĀ Eatery


E5 Bakehouse

E5 Bakehouse

“This is the best bread in Hackney and one of the best in London. They are local to me and are committed to making the best food possible. I have supported them since the start, watching them grow, and now the bakery is pushing the boundaries all of the time. E5 Bakehouse mills their own flour on site to produce small batches in-house milled bread—pretty special.” -Nuno Mendes

Address
Arch 395, Mentmore Terrace, London E8 3PH, UK
Contact

http://e5bakehouse.com

Jim’s Café

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“A true gem in the neighborhood—friendly, causal and yet considered. You can go for breakfast, stop by for a healthy lunch, and then for dinner with some nice cocktails. This beautiful 1960’s café aesthetic, merges history with contemporary London.” -Nuno Mendes

Address
59 Chatsworth Rd, Clapton E50LH, UK
Contact

http://jimscafe.co.uk

Marksman

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“It is great to see a pub done by a St Johns alumni. They’ve kept the pub downstair how it should be, fun, affordable, local, and then the space upstairs is a full dining room to showcase creative identity. This is the kind of place that you can go to several times a week.” -Nuno Mendes

Address
254 Hackney Rd, London E2 7SJ, UK
Contact

https://www.marksmanpublichouse.com

Sebastian Tarek

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“It’s all about the experience of having shoes tailormade to you. The whole process is a ritual from the measurement, to picking out textures, and it’s a unique one-of-a-kind experience that’s personal rather than simply purchasing.” -Nuno Mendes

Address
Arnold Circus, London E2 7JR, UK
Available by appointment
Contact

http://sebastiantarek.com

Lyles

Photographed by Xavier Girard Lachaîne
Photographed by Xavier Girard Lachaîne

“James’ cooking is some of the best in London. He first started with me at the Loft Project and his food gets better and better. Overall the dishes are incredibly well executed and going there for lunch is one of my favorites things as the room in the daytime sings.” -Nuno Mendes

Address
56 Shoreditch High Street London, E1 6JJ
Contact

https://www.lyleslondon.com

Sager and Wilde Wine Bar

Photographed by Ania Smelskaya
Photographed by Ania Smelskaya

“Michael has been a good friend of mine for some years now and his passion for wine is infectious. The bar at Sager and Wilde focuses on wine and you’ll get to taste almost anything including fine bottles—it’s special.” -Nuno Mendes

Address
193 Hackney Rd, London E2 8JL, UK
Contact

http://www.sagerandwilde.com

What To Wear To Sager and Wilde Wine Bar


Rawduck

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“Rawduck serves really healthy, nutritious food. The juices and teas are great for the afternoon, and in the evening I can have amazing wines. This is a well-traveled neighbourhood restaurant, so you feel like home with a real local feel. Rawduck transitions well throughout the day, which is not an easy thing to do.” -Nuno Mendes

Address
197 Richmond Road London, E8 3NJ
Contact

http://www.rawduckhackney.co.uk

Brawn

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“Ed Wilson is another one of my fave chefs and he’s managed to capture a real neighborhood gem on a beautiful street that champions amazing wine. The food here is so tasty and executed beautifully – fresh and light flavors that go well with the natural wine offering.” -Nuno Mendes

Address
49 Columbia Rd, London E2 7RG, UK
Contact

http://www.brawn.co