Packing some of that coveted grit of the East End, this fixture, housed under the original arches of Hackney Central Overground station, has been around long enough to establish its name amongst music connoisseurs. Potentially the next best thing after the Norwegian capital, Oslo Hackney combines a refined Nordic cuisine with an eclectic mix of events worthy of central Hackney. We went inside this foodie haven to dissect some of the best dishes the borough has to offer.
1A Amhurst Road
Nearest Tube: Hackney Central/Hackney Downs
Opening Hours: 12.00pm – late
Given the effervescence of the East, not many venues hit the impressive four year mark without being completely revamped a few times. Stepping inside this minimalist space, with its exposed brick and low lights, it’s more and more clear why locals have held on to this place so dearly. Split across two floors, Oslo accommodates a bar, a restaurant and a versatile music venue with a chameleonic quality that lures in a different crowd every night.
The set-up makes it easy to partythe night away, accompanied by disco beats and indie tunes.,A vital element that is unjustly overlooked is its Scandi menu – a meat-heavy selection that offers the perfect roast on Sundays and beyond. The foodies can rejoice with some Pølse, a chargrilled Norwegian sausage that packs that Nordic punch, or with a perfectly executed Poke, an option that we guarantee will impress even the pickiest of Pescatarians.
With weekdays luring live musicians and weekends bringing some of that laidback club vibe the East has us accustomed with, Oslo promises to embrace the most diverse of crowds. While we’re at it, we recommend an inclusion of Locomotive Disco in your weekend do’s. With an ever-changing line-up, the team behind the space are determined to keep connecting ‘good people with good music’, helping you discover the best of the East.
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