Food Guides

Hangover Cures

Dying of a hangover? You need food and lots of it, stat. And probably some hair of the dog too. These are the places to stuff your faces at.


332 Bethnal Green Rd, London E2 0AG

E Pellicci has been serving the good people of East London for over a 100 years, so you can bet they know what they’re doing when it comes to feeding the hungry and the hungover. It’s classic caff grub, the portions are big, they serve breakfasts all day long and the fry up will cost you less than a tenner. It’s closed on Sundays though, so don’t caught out.


Kingsland High St, Dalston, London

Sure you can get Maccy’s delivered now but if the hangover hits when you’re already out of the house (or you haven’t been home yet, naughty) the Dalston branch is the place to get your McMuffins and your nugs, if only for the fact you can get some fresh air on the roof terrace.


No prizes for guessing what Mat & Jack’s serve up. Yep big fat sub sandwiches. The London Fields-based shop is a newbie on the sarnie scene but it’s making a big impact with some generously stuffed subs, like the Drunken Chicken Parm, with fried chicken fillets, parmesan & mozzarella and Bloody Mary tabasco sauce; the Italian Job, with gravy-dipped roast beef, taleggio & pickle relish; and the Shroom With A View, with crispy oyster mushrooms, dill pickle, iceberg & ranch. If you like the sound of those, be sure to check their socials to see what weekly specials they’re cooking up. Come hungry and grab a napkin.


Granary Square, Kings Cross, London N1C 4AB

The reason we get up in the morning…breakfast. The reason we get up even earlier is to have breakfast at Dishoom and all down to one special dish. The Bacon Naan Roll. That’s Ginger Pig’s smoked streaky bacon, smeared in chilli tomato jam and rolled up in a fresh naan. Second to naan.


17-19 Regency St, London SW1P 4BY

This popular art deco cafe, which has been going since 1946 (the original tiling is still intact), is probably one of the most famous greasy spoons in town thanks to it appearance in several films and TV shows. It’s excellent value too with the standard brekkie coming in at just over a fiver.


For some seriously traditional grub head to Polo Bar, the twenty-four hour cafe serving up great British classics all day and night long. So whether you’re peckish first thing in the morning or need to satisfy those midnight munchies, these guys will sort you right out. The menu has everything from pancakes to bangers & mash to late-night hot dogs but it’s the all-day brekkies that really hit the spot. They do a whole range of fry-ups, including an American one (with sweet potato fries & pancakes) and a Mighty one with two types of bacon, two types of potato, sausages, mushrooms black pudding, tomatoes, beans and toast.


10 Basinghall St, London EC2V

Hawksmoor may be known for its steaks but the Guildhall branch also serves up an absolute beast of a breakfast. Naturally it’s a meaty one, with a smoked bacon chop, sausages, black pudding, short-rib bubble & squeak, grilled bone marrow, trotter baked beans, eggs, mushrooms, tomatoes and HP gravy. It’s meant to be for two but everyone likes a challenge, right? Don’t forget, Hawksmoor also does one of the best Sunday roasts in London, so well worth sticking around for after breakfast. Now there is a challenge.


Unit 119A, Lower Stable Street, Coal Drops Yard, Kings Cross, London, N1C 4DQ

We’ve all been there, taking a train ride on the absolute edge. Ease your hangover with a sandwich from Sons + Daughters. There’s even ones with crisps already inside and you can get takeaway bottled cocktails. Hair of the dog and all that.