We were enticed to brunch at Jones & Sons in trendy Dalston over the weekend following a busy few days of summer in London, a delectable breakfast and Monmouth coffee seemed like to perfect way to start the day.
From the appetising range we opted for a simple full english (chargrilled!) and challenged the waiter to serve an extra bit of bacon with the avo on toast – which was happily taken care of.
The restaurant sits off Stoke Newington Road nearly opposite the popular Mangal Turkish restaurant, meaning you’re close to the hustle and bustle but sheltered from the mayhem.
Inside we shared the modern shabby chic interior with pleasant families and groups of friends. Staff were all casual, attentive and friendly which ensured the ideal atmosphere for our meal.
Coming back to the food; the bacon was unbelievable. Those little grill streaks on the bacon (see photo below) combined with the chef’s magic touch left us commenting on the taste for the rest of the day, my fresh grapefruit juice was so refreshing I almost finished it in one gulp. Good thing this brunch is bottomless, you’ll be wanting more…
Bottomless brunch costs £30 per person, available weekends and Friday (Sat 11-4, Sun 11-1, Fri 11-3). Normal menu is also available, including £5 avo on toast or £10 full English. Very affordable and supremely delish.
New three part series of rooftop events showcasing the finest talent in contemporary house music.
Based on Dalston Roof Gardens, TOPLESS will bring al fresco partying to the masses. Topless is about fun, friends, food and dancing under the sunshine, listening to some of the finest electronic music around.
20th June book online
Features London DJ duo and agency bosses Krankbrother turn up the heat.
1th August book online
Aus music honcho and peacefrog records legend Will Saul headline.
29th August book online
Wolf Music Records will host a label takeover as we kiss goodbye to the warming glow of the gulf stream.
A handful of Londons coolest and most revered residents will help to toast the sunshine proper, featuring the likes of Jack Swift, Dom Chung, Franklin, Cropper, Freizeit and Dan Napier.
Dalston’s homegrown, multi-venue music and arts festival returns for its sixth year.
Sixteen hours of music, art, food and film. With a hoard of fresh faces, plus some familiar friends, this year’s roster of talent criss-crosses the breadth of Hackney’s effulgent creative heart, with a programme taking you across the neighbourhood from midday through till the dew-filled early hours.
2 Bears, Waze & Odyssey, Tom Vek (solo/AV show), Koreless, Nathan Fake, Boxed In, Psychemagik, Juce, Moxie, Public Information DJs, My Panda Shall Fly, Bugged Out, Krankbrother, Moshi Moshi, Deep Throat and more…
The best things in life are three (see the original Die Hard films, the Hanson brothers and Walnut Whip multipacks). Don’t forget there are three levels to Hawker House and each one is brilliant in its own special way. Work your way up… then wander back down.
Level 1: Home to the best DJ you’ve never heard of, Michael Cook, as well as our Trader of the Week Smokestak. Level 1 is for drinking, dancing and dining on some of the best buns in London.
Level 2: Go there for classic Hawker House festival-sized cocktails, craft beers and Kimchinary. The Mexi-Korean Slow Braised Bulgogi Brisket Burrito is EPIC and best tackled head on.
Level 3: Make your way to the top for the Milk & Honey Mercury Lounge, Whisky Roulette and Wine Bar, where Rotorino wine boss Ruth Spivey has created a small but perfectly formed list of great wines from interesting producers. Bring some mates and grab a bottle of delicious Puglian Primitivo.
#KopparBeard takeover hits The Kopparberg Urban Forest as the incredibly popular pop-up woodland bar closes its doors for the summer after five weeks of music, food and drink.
On Saturday afternoon the bearded men of London are invited to visit the Kopparberg Florist Cart and get involved with the latest trend for floral beards as a top florist offers customised flower beards, with the best of the night winning a case of Kopparberg.
Headlining the night will be super cool Danish songstress MØ.
Over the past five weeks forest-goers have got down with Kelis, been
serenaded by the dreamy Lucy Rose, felt nostalgic with former Supergrass
frontman Gaz Coombes, danced under an East London sunset to Little Dragon
and practiced their best Kanye West impression to the sounds of Gold
Digger at Hip Hop Karaoke.
Dancer Master, the vibrant and energetic multi-media show by the talented RUN – artist, muralist and street artist. Dancer Master will celebrate painting, rhythm, body language and dynamism in a new body of work created exclusively for Hang-Up.
Revealing his core inspirations behind the show, RUN explains, “Many years ago when visiting South India, a taxi driver that was driving me around the streets of the city of Colombo took me to a Hindu temple. Pointing to a statue of a divinity he said to me, “Here lies the dancer master”. The statue was beautiful; full of colours, with hands and arms that were made to give the viewer the impression of a dance of the spirit”.
Since then, RUN’s work has taken the direction of multiculturalism and has a distinct ethnic flavour. His signature style can be defined as traditional craft meets fine art with a modern touch of the urban, street art influence. Fascinated with life, feelings, cultures and ideas, RUN welcomes us to a new world – complex, but full of colours, spiritual and vivacious. Known for his love of travel and experiencing diverse, unfamiliar cultures, the artist returns to London with ‘Dancer Master’ to push the boundaries of the known and expected and give a totally different meaning of life and art as we know it.
This weekend drink serving pint-sized cocktails and craft beers with London’s greatest food stalls.
Every weekend (Friday and Saturday) until 27th September. With new mini ‘Dalston Yard Diners’ from Pizza Pilgrims and B.O.B’s Lobster, a rotating line up of your favourite street food traders, more covered rainproof areas than ever before and the return of The Gin Store (with a selection of over 30 gins), Street Feast has your summer well and truly sorted.
Following their warm up last month with 4×4 don Jeremy Sylvester, Special Request returns to Dalston to celebrate two whole years of repping the full garage lexicon.
Their double headline show sees the 2-step master Sticky himself take a bag of classic dubs, exclusives and more.
Hyperdub Records queen and one of the biggest personalities on the scene, Cooly G is taking her syncopated house, UK funky and soul vocals.
As ever, things will be pieced together in rough and ready fashion from Special Request residents and NTS Radio selectors TK & Louis Not Lewis, providing the best in 4×4, 2-step, grime, house and beyond.
Sticky (Ninja Tune)
Cooly G (Hyperdub)
TK & Louis Not Lewis (NTS Radio)