Enhance your experience on the night by enjoying a special three-course meal at Townsend Restaurant, inspired by artist Emma Talbot’s The Age / L’Età, or dine at one of the recommended restaurants in the Brick Lane or Middlesex Street area. The area has a diverse dining offer with a great range of cuisines for you to enjoy.
Kick off your evening with a supper club-style foraging dinner inspired by artist Emma Talbot, set to a backdrop of stunning East London rooftop views. Townsend will use Emma’s recent time in Italy during the Max Mara Art Prize residency and the connection to nature that flows through her work as the basis for a one-off menu of locally-foraged produce and a selection of natural wines.
£39 per person includes three courses plus snacks.
For Nocturnal Creatures, the Townsend dining room at Whitechapel Gallery will transform into a bar, serving drinks and snacks to the sounds of live DJ sets from Agostino Quaranta and Touching Bass – providing the perfect spot to relax with friends and work out what part of the festival to see next.
The Arts Bar and Café at Artsadmin offers a vibrant, cultural setting on the edge of the City and East London for eating, drinking, meetings, socialising, networking and showcasing artists and art.
Arts Bar and Café, Toynbee Studios, 28 Commercial Street, London E1 6AB
Brick Lane restaurants
Gram Bangla, 68 Brick Lane, E1 6RL
Masala, 88 Brick Lane, E1 6RL
Enso, 94 Brick Lane, E1 6RL
Curry Bazar, 77 Brick Lane, E1 6QL
Eastern Eye Balti House, 63 Brick Lane, E1 6QL
Sheba, 136 Brick Lane, E1 6RU
The Sushi Bar Brick Lane, 22 Osborn St, E1 6TD
Piccolo Italia, 30 Osborn St, E1 6TD
Whitechapel Road Restaurants
Efes 1 Whitechapel Rd, London E1 6TY
Middlesex Street restaurants
The Bell, 50 Middlesex Street
Bife Restaurants, 40-42 Middlesex Street
1947 Restaurant, 38 Middlesex Street
Barcelona Tapas, 1 Middlesex Street, EC3A 7HH
Sfoglia Bologna, 3 Middlesex Street, EC3A 7HH
So Restaurant, 5 Middlesex Street, E1 7AA
Mumbai Square, 7 Middlesex Street, E1 7AA
Commercial Street restaurants
Bento Bab 4 Commercial Street Spitalfields, London E1 6LP
Bubala 65 Commercial Street
The Culpepper 40 Commercial Street