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The Old Truman Brewery

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91 Brick Lane, London E1 6QL, England
+44 20 7770 6000
11:00 - 19:00
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

On a weekday visit the food range available was disappointing and some stalls were completely focused on dealing with deliveroo orders and completely ignored customers waiting to be served. The truffle burger place was particularly guilty of this ...

Thank Montyf1
Horsham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

Once you've found the way in, this turns out to be a very friendly and efficient place to come for a drink. Bottles of Prosecco were served nicely chilled. The environment was comfortable and relaxed. A good place to know about - given that everywhere else was packed out and had nowhere to sit.

Thank Mark S
Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2015 via mobile

Worked at the old Truman brewery on an event parking access expensive so walk food is great and well worth it brick lane round the corner if you fancy a curry !

1 Thank twynngunner
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2015

Work in the building so it is rubbish - keep away - as am tired of telling tourists they are in the wrong part. It is big and used for many product launches / pop up shops and exhibitions - you will often see filming / supermodels and of course tourists

Thank Chris S
Egerton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2015 via mobile

It's changed a bit in 25 years but it still has it's vibrancy and buzz. Street food market worth the trip alone but strike out along the side streets to see some inspired street art and some beautiful architecture. The place is oozing history. Just wish I could have tracked down the saree stalls. Next time.

Thank Fraser0102
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2014

If you are in the spitalfields/brick lane area this is highly recommended for a lunchtime, we have been here a couple of times and the food is excellent, the choice is amazing you can have any type of food you wish, this time I had Malaysian and it was so tasty, my husband had a hot dog which he said... More 

Thank Sara S
London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2014

So many great stalls, with such a variety of good looking food. We wanted to try everything! The few things we did finally decide on were great. All dishes seemed to be about 5-6 pounds for a huge meal. Super good value! Will be back to try out some other options again for sure!

Thank sbspeedo1
Harrogate, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2014

Fantastic street food! All parts of the globe are represented here. We tried Sri Lankan, Persian and Ethiopean, which were all delicious and very good value at £5/£6 a plate. We were also tempted by the Brazilian, Cuban, Italian and Japanese offerings. Will try those next time! The only downside is the lack of seating but we were happy walking... More 

Thank Philip C
Ware, Hertfordshire
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2014

Great place to rub shoulders with the world (many young people, too) Experience some alternative culture, too...

Thank bradstow2
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2014

Brick Lane might be best known for Indian food but come down The Boiler House at weekends for great, good value street food from all over the world. We particularly like Eithiopiques, lovely vegan food but there are other good choices for veggies. If you're there late in the day prices are reduced so the food is even better value.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 - 19:00
11:00 - 19:00
11:00 - 19:00
11:00 - 19:00
11:00 - 19:00
11:00 - 19:00
11:00 - 19:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 91 Brick Lane, London E1 6QL, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Spitalfields
  • Neighbourhood: Spitalfields
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7770 6000

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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For a glimpse of Georgian and Victorian London at its most pristine, or a peek into what's apt to be the next big global trend, the hipster zone of Spitalfields can provide hours of amazement. Around the clock, this is a haven for early morning bargain hunters sizing up its street markets, foodie foragers throughout the day, or late night revelers hitting some of London's most popular bars and clubs.

 Wedged between the business-minded City of London, expressly trendy Shoreditch, and zestful Whitechapel, the lines between traditional and contemporary beautifully blur in this historic East End nexus.
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