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The Empress


Bar snacks of pigs’ ears and apple sauce or triple-cooked chips are perfect for casual diners.

Stand-out mains include breast of guinea fowl with cannellini and wild mushrooms; or cod with black lentils and salsa verde.

For those with a sweet-tooth, desserts include a mouth-watering vanilla cheesecake with caramelised banana and salted popcorn.

The Empress specialises in Sunday brunch and its brunch menu offers two eggs, bacon, black pudding, beans, mushrooms, slow roast tomatoes and toast, or eggs cooked to order.

The Empress has an extensive wine list including reds, white, rose, sparkling, or a selection of ‘sharpeners’ to match its Sunday brunch menu.

The pub has raving reviews from local and national newspapers, such as the Hackney Citizen and the Telegraph, and an outstanding reputation in TripAdvisor.

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