There’s a shop in Clapton that bears an uncanny resemblance to a high street supermarket. Locals fondly refer to it as ‘Fake Sainsbury’s’. It’s a pillar of the Upper Clapton Road, and so is the pizza restaurant bang opposite it. Sodo Pizza is thought of similarly fondly, without any of the same concerns over trademark. The sourdough pizzas here are consistently up there with the best in London. They’re the kind with a crisp base and crust that taste of a lot more than dough. Plus the candlelit space itself is an extremely reliable (and cost efficient) casual date or dinner location.
Where we've featured it
Where To Eat When You’re With Your Dog
Not every restaurant in London is welcoming to your four legged friend. This is a guide to restaurants that are.
More spots in HackneySee more
My Neighbours The Dumplings
My Neighbours The Dumplings in Clapton is a dim sum parlour done East London stye. There’s a great bar and Chinese dishes, Totoro optional.
Jolene is a bakery, café, and restaurant on Newington Green serving very nice, very grainy, very wholesome breakfast, lunch and (on some days) dinner.
More Pizza spotsSee more
Pizza East Kentish Town
Pizza East’s Kentish Town outpost is slick, fun, and good for any occasion. The pizza’s good, and so are the cocktails.
Ciao Bella in Bloomsbury is an old school Italian restaurant where the spaghetti doesn’t matter as much as the story you’re listening to.
Filter and browse restaurants near you
Text us for personalized recommendationsLearn more