Cat & Mutton
76 Broadway Market, Hackney, London, E8 4QJ
Set in the heart of bustling East London, Cat & Mutton has everything you could ask for from a traditional English pub: a lively and welcoming atmosphere, great drinks and a hearty menu of tasty pub grub. Step inside and be greeted by a gorgeous, antique-style interior, complete with comfy leather seating, quirky artwork and a winding spiral staircase that leads to the first-floor cocktail bar. The outdoor seating, which overlooks London Fields, is always bustling too; it’s the perfect spot for drinks on a sunny afternoon. The bar at Cat & Mutton is impressively stocked with a great range of beer – including local craft ale – cider, lager and fine wine. The cocktails list incorporates a tempting array of traditional favourites – think Bloody Mary, Mojito and Long Island Iced Tea – as well as more unusual creations like the Lavender Clover Club and the Bee Sting. The food menu is similarly varied, encompassing trusty classics such as rich steak and ale pie, slow-roasted lamb shoulder and a succulent beefburger, as well as light bites and vegan options – the Moving Mountains burger is irresistible. On Sundays, the offering expands to include mouth-watering lunchtime roasts: choose from succulent sirloin beef, roast chicken, pork belly, a vegetarian Wellington and a flavoursome vegan pie.