It is lockdown round 3.0 Roman Roadies! Although many services deemed essential, such as supermarkets and pharmacies, are largely operating as normal (with delivery services for those who want to minimise social contact), you may have noticed many of our high street cafes, restaurants and service shops have changed.
Most cafes and restaurants remain open but have switched to delivery, collection and takeaway options as sitting in is no longer allowed. Instead, many have niftily transformed the entrances of their establishments into takeaway hubs.
We’ve stated if the business are open for collection, delivering or operating as usual. So if you cannot leave your home or want to minimise your outings, you can use these services to order meals, grocery items, or even medicine. Please note that this is not an exhaustive list – is there a business that we should include? Get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org
Angel and Crown, 170 Roman Rd, Bethnal Green, London E2
Currently running as an off-licence shop selling bottled beers, ciders, soft drinks, wines and draught beer. You can also order food from their new Breaking Bread menu to takeaway directly from the pub or through Deliveroo. They also sell takeaway coffees and grounded coffee from Ozone Coffee Roasters. Open 12pm to 7pm every day for collection only. Takeway, Delivery, Collection.
Bottle Apostle, 95 Lauriston Road, E9 7HJ
The ultra-sleek looking booze provider is an independent wine retailer in London. Their branch in Victoria Park Village, next to Elbows Cafe, remains open. You can place your order through their website. Opening hours: Mon-Fri: 11am to 7pm, Sat: 10am to 7pm, Sun:10am to 5pm. Open.
CRATE Brewery, Queen’s Yard, Hackney Wick, London E9 5EN
The new ‘White Building Market’ will be open upstairs every day from 10am to 7pm on weekdays and until 9pm on Fridays and Saturdays selling wine, beer and produce (including freshly baked ‘SILOAF’ breads). Beer brewery and pizza provider will be operating a takeaway service. Visit their online shop to order a 12 pack of your favourite beers. Takeway, Click & Collect.
East London Liquor Company, Bow Wharf, 221 Grove Rd, London E3 5SN
Located just inside Bow Wharf at the top of Wennington Green, this spirit distillery’s bottle shop will be open on Saturday 12pm-5pm. You can also place orders via their online shop. Delivery, Collection.
Symposium, 363 Roman Rd, E3 5QR
Symposium is a wine shop, deli and restaurant. They specialise on natural, biodynamic and organic wines, and they sell a range of artisan charcuterie and cheeses as well fresh pasta, bread, craft beers and ciders. Order through Deliveroo, UberEats or call 0208 981 8509. Opening hours are 12pm to 9pm every week day, except Mondays when they are closed. On Friday and Saturday they will be open until 8.30pm. Their takeaway menu is available on their website. Delivery, Takeaway, Collection.
Vinarius, 536 Roman Rd, Bow, London E3 5ES
Vinarius is a wine shop, bar and restaurant on the market stretch of the high street. They are operating a delivery service, and are open for collection during shortened hours. Open, Delivery.
Cafes and Restaurants, A-Z
The Allotment Kitchen, Stepney City Farm, Stepney Way, E1 3DG
The seasonally-inspired menu aims to use local ingredients, with an emphasis on using fresh produce grown by Head Grower, Billy, at Stepney City Farm. They are doing takeaway from Tuesdays to Sundays, 10am-4pm, including lunches, weekend brunches and a huge display of sweet delicious treats. On Saturday evenings, you can pre order from their Italian menu of starters, mains and desserts. You can order via email (email@example.com) or their Instagram. Collection
Barkney Wick, 55 Monier Rd, Bow, London E3 2PR
Funded off the back of a successful crowdfunder campaign in August 2020, Barkney Wick is new dog grooming/daycare centre/cafe. Pretty Hackney Wick if you ask us! The café will be open during the weekdays from 07:30 until 15:00 and then used by pop up vegan restaurants on Thursday and Friday evenings as well as at the weekends. In keeping with the ethos of the centre, the fit of the interior is made with recycled and upcycled materials. Find out more about Barkney Wick’s treats by visiting their website. Takeaway
Barge East, River Lea, Sweetwater Mooring, E9 5EN
This 114-year-old Dutch barge on the River Lee are open for takeaway and are on Deliveroo. They offer alcoholic drinks and their ‘garden and terrace’ menu of small plates and street food to takeaway. Their food truck will also be open during the day on the weekends with flexible hours. And best of all, they will also be offering mulled wine for takeaway to sip on during a canal-side walk during these colder months. Barge East hold an essential food market outside their bar every weekend from 10am – 5pm. Delivery, Takeaway, Collection
Boulangerie Jade, 79 Lauriston Rd, E9 7HJ
This French Artisan bakery and patisserie in Victoria Park Village offers the most exquisite cakes, including bakes for special occasions such as birthdays and weddings. Pro tip: their most popular option is their Croquembouche. To satisfy your sweet tooth, pop in for takeaway or collection from 7.30 to 6pm, except on Sunday where they open from 8.30 to 5.30pm. Takeaway
Cafe Créme, 566 Roman Rd, Bow, London E3 5ES
This market-side cafe known for their changing menu of soups and cakes will be on Deliveroo and UberEats, as well as staying open with their usual menu for takeaway 8am to 4pm from Monday-Saturday, excluding Wednesday, and from 9am-4pm on Sundays. Delivery, Takeaway.
Cafe East, 426 Roman Road, E3, 5LU
From Monday 11 January, Cafe East will be open, along with their famously Instagrammable pancakes and other brunch dishes. You can order by coming to the cafe, calling in to collect or through Deliveroo. Open 9am to 5pm Mon-Sun. They are now operating at £5 click and collect service. Delivery, Collection, Takeaway
Cafe Quarantacinque, 45 Roman Road, E2 0HU
This Italian deli, cafe and restaurant will be open for orders and collection. They are offering tray bakes designed to feed five or more people. Take a look at their menu on their Instagram or Facebook, where you can place orders by messaging them 24 hours beforehand. Opening hours are 7.30am to 6.30pm on weekdays, and 8.30am to 6.30pm on weekends. On Friday, they are serving their notoriously tasty trays of lasagna and parmigiana for residnets to takeway. Takeaway.
Egg-Free Cakebox, Bethnal Green Rd, London, E2 6AH
This UK-wide store offers a vast selection of egg-free cakes and other sugary goods. They have just unveiled their new egg-free Valentines Day cake which is available to pick up from their store. Call them on 020 7033 1883 for more information. Collection, Delivery
Fiesta Cafe, 546 Roman Rd, London E3 5ES
This large market cafe known for their breakfasts and lunches has transformed into a takeaway service with their usual menu on offer. They also take pre-orders for collection on 020 8880 6931 or you can order for delivery on UberEats. Collection, Takeaway, Delivery
Gail’s Bakery, 87 Lauriston Rd, London E9 7HJ
London bakery chain – Gail’s – has one branch situated in Victoria Park Village, sandwiched in between The Village Store and Village Organic London. They sell cakes, bakes, bread and sandwiches and are open for click and collect and takeaway from 7.30am – 3.30pm daily. You can order from their website or call 02085331737. Collection, Takeaway
G. Kelly, 526 Roman Rd, Old Ford, E3 5ES
Head to Roman Road to get your fix of traditional cockney grub: delicious pie and mash, ready for takeaway. They are open from 11am to 4pm from Sunday – Wednesday. From Thursday – Saturday they’re open until 7pm. Takeaway
Howling Hops Tank Bar, Unit 9A Queen’s Yard, White Post Lane, E9 5EN
The Howling Hops tank is now back open serving cans for takeaway between 4-7pm every Monday Friday and 12-7pm every weekend. Takeaway, Delivery.
Loafing Cafe, 407 Roman Road, E3 5QS
This coffee, sweet and savoury crêpe connoisseur on Roman Road is now open for takeaway with their usual menu. Hours are Monday – Saturday 7am to to 6pm, and Sunday 8am-5pm. Collection
Mae + Harvey, 414 Roman Rd, Old Ford, London E3 5LU
This dark-blue fronted brunch and lunch spot will be selling their famous chicken sarnies, banana bread, and grocery items like eggs, milk and cheese for takeaway. They will be operating their usual hours of 8.30 am to 3pm. Takeaway.
MOTHER, 1 Canal Side, Here East estate, E20 3BS
This canal-side, vegan cafe in Hackney Wick are offering their menu for takeaway through their window hatch, 9am-4pm every day except Monday. On Sundays they are offering a big roast meal for locals to takeaway. Takeaway, Delivery.
Palmers, 238 Roman Rd, Bethnal Green, London E2 0RY
Palmers Restaurant is open for takeaway. Their creative modern British menu can be viewed online. Pop by of give them a call on: 020 8980 5590. Takeaway.
Patty Heaven, 504 Roman Rd, Bow, London E3 5LU
Get your fix of Jamaican patties, bakes and rice and curry dishes at this market-side spot. They are operating their usual hours for takeaway from 9am-9.30pm except on Sundays. Takeaway.
Pizza Brixton, with their array of delicious stone baked products, serve to light up your early week-blues. From Sunday-Tuesday they are offering £5 on all pizzas. Takeaway
Sazzy and Fran, 33 Roman Rd E2 0HU
This popular cafe and brunch spot is open for takeaway coffee, treats and pantry supplies. Opening hours are 7.30am to 5 pm on weekdays, and 9am to 5pm on the weekend. You can order in store or via UberEats. Check out their Instagram page for more details. Delivery, Takeaway.
The Bakery Room, 577 Roman Rd, E3 5EL London
The newest bakery on the eastern end of the road is from the same team as The Pizza Room and offers French and Italian tarts, cakes and more for takeaway, collection or local delivery. Bakes can be pre-ordered on their website. Delivery, Collection, Takeaway
The Pizza Room, Grove Rd, E3 5AJ
Looking onto Mile End Park, this friendly pizza establishment is a local favourite. They are open for takeaway and collection by calling 020 8981 7566 and they deliver through UberEats, Deliveroo and JustEat, with a £5 click and collect service. Delivery, Takeaway, Collection.
Zealand Cafe, 391 Roman Rd, London E3 5QS
Zealand Cafe on Roman Road is open for delivery and collection from 8am to 4pm every day. You can order in person, or through Deliveroo and UberEats. Delivery, Takeaway.
Akdeniz, 606-608 Roman Rd E3 2RW
Serving the Eastern end of Roman Road, and opposite Inci, this is the largest convenience store on Roman Road with a butchers counter and bakery producing baked Turkish goods. It has an entire shop-sized section dedicated to fruit and veg, selling fresh herbs and olives too. 6am-2am everyday. Open
Inci, 599 Roman Rd E3 2RR
Also at the Eastern End of Roman Road, opposite Akdeniz, is Inci. This convenience store with very narrow aisles offers an impressive range of pulses, beans and pastas at the back of the shop. 7am-12am everyday apart from Sundays when they open at 8am. Open.
Ginger Pig, 99 Lauriston Rd, E9 7HJ
For bespoke and high quality meats, head to this independent butchers. They sell meat on its own, as well as pies and sausage rolls. The Ginger Pig are open for business 9am – 5pm during the week and Saturdays and 10am – 3pm on Sundays. Open.
Green Truffle, 21 Roman Road, London, E20HU
This Globe Town delicatessen and restaurant is now taking orders for delivery. In stock they have Italian cheeses and meats as well as store cupboard items. Contact them through a private message on their Instagram or Facebook. Alternatively, you can order through the app Karma. They are also on UberEats and Deliveroo. A selection of coffee and baked goods are also now available for takeaway. Open from 9am. They are also running a promotion – espresso and a pastry for £2.50. Delivery, Takeaway, Collection.
Herbert’s Fruit and Veg Stall, 112 Roman Rd, Globe Town, London E2 0RN
Marc Herbert, from the longstanding fruit and vegetable stall in Globe Town Market, will be at his usual market stall 7.30am-2pm. He will be delivering grocery shop boxes to local postcodes from 2pm onwards each day. Get in touch via a message on Instagram to place orders. Free delivery for E1, E2, E3 postcodes. Open and delivery
Mama Mae’s, 452 Roman Rd E3 5LU
This bespoke cake shop on Roman Road brings customers’ cake creations to life, under an impressively quick turnaround. Pre-agreed collection and delivery times for bespoke cakes will remain the same. Customers should feel free to order treats as usual for collection or delivery for the day(s) they desire. Takeout opening hours for now will be Wednesday – Saturday, 10 am to 6.30 pm. Email David at firstname.lastname@example.org to place your order. Mama Mae’s will also be available on Deliveroo. Delivery, Collection.
Mr Bull’s Butchers, 96 Roman Rd, Globe Town, London E2 0PG
This butchers shop has been trading for 30 years on the Roman. It remains open through lockdown, offering a free home delivery service. Christmas hampers are now for sale. You can pop by or call them on 020 8981 1094. Open, Delivery
Peckover Butchers, 195 Roman Rd, London E2 0QY
This neighbourhood butchery is open on weekdays and Saturday 7.15am to 5.30pm. They are open for delivery and call and collect. Contact them on 020 8980 9555 to place orders. Open, Delivery
Simply Fresh, 201-203 Roman Road E2 0QY
This friendly grocery store offers a range of organic and fresh produce and is open from 7am-11pm. They are also offering a delivery service for that cannot leave their homes, ideally within E2 and E3. Get in touch via phone (020 8981 2996) or by emailing email@example.com. Open, Delivery
St. Sugar of London, Roman Road Square, Globe Town, E3 5JN
St. Sugar of London will be at Roman Road market on Saturdays. For your essential breaded items, head to their new location at Roman Road Square in Globe Town (they were previously at St Stephen’s Road) every Saturday.
The Deli Downstairs, 211 Victoria Park Rd, E9 7JN
This well stocked deli sit just off the roundabout in Victoria Park Village, next to JCD Dry Cleaners. For a range of fresh foods and pantry items, they are offering local delivery (within a 2-mile radius) and collection. You can view their full menu for deliveries on their website. They are now doing also offering their products packaged in gift hampers. They are open 8am-7pm everyday (9am on Sundays). Email ORDERS@thedelidownstairs.co.uk to place your local delivery order. Open, delivery and click and collect
Village Organic London, 91 Lauriston Rd, E9 7HJ
This earthy coloured supermarket sells organic and health foods, including fresh fruit and veg and tinned pantry items. They are currently open weekdays 8am-9pm and 7am-8pm on the weekend. Open.
Whole Fresh, 407, Roman Rd, E3 5QS
This fresh fruit and vegetable shop is operating as usual, along with their convenience store sister-shop a few doors up on 417 Roman Road (formerly Best Food Centre), known for their wide variety of options. Their opening hours are 7am to 9.30pm. Open
Pharmacies and other services
Clockwork Pharmacy, 215-217 Victoria Park Rd, E9 7HD
The bright blue Clockwork Pharmacy opposite The Lauriston in Vicky Park Village are operating as usual, and their travel and vaccine clinic is also also open. They also offer deliveries only for those who are vulnerable, or those who are self-isolating. Open
Doug’s Dogs, 1-3 Wager Street, Mile End, E3 4JD
This Mile End dog daycare centre, walking and training service is offering dog-walking, daycare and grooming services with social distancing measures in place through pre-booked appointments. Check their website for more info and schedule. Training classes are taking place virtually through Zoom. Open.
Highland Computers, 588 Roman Rd, Bow, London E3 5ES
This electronics repair shop in the middle of the market stretch of the street is open for walk-in customers if you are topping up gas or electricity. They are also open for appointments to fix computers, laptops or any other devices by appointment only, which you can make by calling 020 8981 1111. Open.
I Hate Ironing
They offer dry cleaning and laundry services in our area all without leaving your house. Place an order through their website and leave your laundry outside. They will collect, clean and deliver. Open.
Massingham Chemist, 197-199 Roman Rd E2 0QY
Massingham Chemist, on the Globe Town side of Roman Road, offers medical advice, prescriptions and supplies to the community. They are still open and are offering a delivery service for vulnerable people. They have hand sanitiser, masks, vitamins and over-the-counter paracetamol in stock. Contact and place orders on: 020 8980 2400 Their opening hours are: Monday – Wednesday 9am-6.30pm, Thursday – 9am-6pm, Friday – 9am-6.30pm, Saturday – 9am-5pm, Sunday – CLOSED. Open, Delivery.
Paradise Cycles, 63 Roman Road, London E2 0QN
Flat tyre? Got another problem with your beloved bike? Don’t worry, the friendly staff of Paradise Cycle are here to help. They are operating as usual, and their opening hours are 9am-7pm during the week and 10-6pm on Saturdays. They will be closed on Sundays. Book on their website for repair services. Open.
Sinclairs Pharmacy, 557-559 Roman Rd E3 5EL
Sinclairs Pharmacy, located at the market side of Roman Road, is still open but at the later time of 9 30am rather than 9am. They also offer delivery services for prescription drugs. Phone number: 020 8980 5743 Monday, 9.30 am-7pm, Tuesday 9.30am-7pm, Thursday 9.30am-6pm, Friday 9.30am-7pm, Saturday 9.30-5.30pm, Sunday closed. Open, Delivery
SNAP, 465 Roman Road, E3 5LX
This colourful stationary and gift shop is taking orders for a selection of cards and gifts online through their website. There’s free delivery within E3. Delivery
Super Laundry Company, 142 Roman Rd E2 0RY
This laundry company is open as usual, and is offering no-contact laundry pick-up and delivery services around the East London area. They are open seven days a week from 9am – 9pm. Phone number is 07889 582013. Open, Delivery
Thompsons DIY, 444 Roman Road E3 5LU
Thompsons DIY, a family-run hardware store, is still open from 9am-6pm from Monday to Saturday. They are restricting customers by allowing three in at a time. Open.
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