Running 13.1 miles definitely deserves a hint of post-race indulgence! Whether it’s brunch or beer you’re after, here are our top picks for enjoying your Sunday post the Hackney Half, all within stumbling distance of the finish line, you’re welcome achy limbs!

Stour Space, Roach Road

This seasonally inspired café & bar offers a wide range of drinks and speciality grade coffee. Weather permitting, be sure to soak up the sun on their beautiful outdoor terrace overlooking the River Lea canal, opposite the London Stadium.

Treat yourself to a home baked treat, pastry or cake, you deserve it!

Gotto Trattoria, Hackney Wick

Stagger straight from the finish line to the family-run Gotto on the banks of the River Lee Navigation in Hackney Wick.

They serve a daily-changing menu of hand-rolled pasta, quality British fish and meat and seasonally inspired Italian classics guaranteed to refuel and revive!

If you need a bit more of a kick, their home-made vermouth or signature bottled negroni is sure to do the trick!

The Old Baths Cafe, Eastway

Built in 1934, the former Gainsborough Road Public Baths could be the perfect spot to recuperate post run.

Unwind in beautifully prepared traditional Greek foods including breakfast and brunch favourites alongside speciality coffees and soothing wild herbal teas.

Bernstein’s Cafe & Appetizing Bar, Chatsworth Road

The perfect spot for an celebratory post-race brunch with a beautiful menu including salt beef hash, smoked trout bagels and ‘Grandmother’s proper chicken soup’. Be sure to try locally produced Stellacello Pompelmo, a twist on a classic Italian Limoncello post meal!


The Kenton, Kenton Road

Whether you’re up to the Beast Feast roast, or simply craving a celebratory pint in the beer garden; the Kenton ticks all the boxes!


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