Exploring East London

Stay nameless at untitled restaurant and bar

Standing in front of 538 Kingsland Road in East London, the untitled restaurant and bar doesn’t look like much. Housed in a grey, one-storey building, it seems to make a point of being as unassuming as possible. But the first impression couldn’t be further from the truth.

For a gin lovin’ bird like myself, London has it all. I love to get lost in its streets, taking a left turn whenever I ought to go right, walking into alleyways that I know I should avoid. There are just so many places waiting to be discovered, so many little mysteries to unravel. Whenever I’m in the Big Smoke, I feel like Sherlock on the verge of solving yet another unsolvable crime.

On one of my recent exploring expeditions in East London, the district of Dalston to be exact, I stumbled upon an astonishing place. Simply named untitled bar and restaurant (yes, without uppercase), it offers a Japanese inspired food menu alongside a multitude of innovative drinks. Everything about this unusual hidden gem stimulates my senses in ways that only a few other spots can.

Renowned mixologist Tony Conigliaro is the man responsible for untitled’s mind blowing beverages. Equally intriguing is the minimalist interior that has an industrial, dungeon-like quality to it. If you want to be sure to have a spot, make a reservation. For those who’d rather take their chances and stay anonymous, untitled keeps walk in seats available. Because in the end, nothing is so liberating as being nameless.