Heading east into London’s Stratford can be a decidedly unsavoury affair, with ominous high rises being a little off-putting. However, with the glut of post-Olympic redevelopment settling down, reclamation and excavation works tidied up, and a whole host of interesting spaces up for grabs, Print House Bar & Kitchen have taken over an old printing factory where the Three Mills Wall River flows underneath Stratford’s High Street. It’s an oasis completely removed from the urban desert that surrounds it, making use of a cobbled terrace by the riverfront – where DJs entertain come the weekend – and a chic, cosy interior. Here, eclectic sharing plates, hearty mains and a famous Sunday roast meet inventive cocktails in a relaxed, easy-going haven.
If you’re looking for cocktails, beer, wine and food out east in London’s Stratford, look no further than the glowing, 40m Strand East Tower sculpture that stands at the intersection of Stratford’s High Street and the Three Mills Wall River. It acts as a beacon, helping the hungry navigate to a hidden gem at the Tower’s foot. Safely away from the busy road, fronting a spacious cobbled terrace by the river, sits Print House Bar & Kitchen, whose founders have set up shop in an historic printing house. It’s a relaxed spot with DJs spinning out on the weekends, when signature cocktails like the very Engligh Earl Grey Martini, the Jolly Gardener, Elderflower Tom Collins and classic Cosmopolitans begin to flow.
As for the food, Print House Bar & Kitchen know their chops. And their chicken supreme – the in-house special takes pan-fried, free-range chicken and pairs it with kale and parsely colcannon, oyster mushrooms and a rich truffle cream. Just in time to keep your week afloat, it’s Tapas Tuesdays at this High Street, Stratford bar and bistro, where you can choose a free and beautifully presented small plate with any drink. Other events to check out on the post-industrial banks of London’s Three Mills Wall River are the Monday quizzes, big screen sports, and a smattering of musical guests. With a stylish, open-plan interior that can accommodate up to 130 people, with great flow out onto the terrace, the Print House Bar & Kitchen is ideal for private hire as well.
Great little gem just steps away from Stratford Underground Station. Airy, industrial yet very welcoming and cosy. Pity it got closed so soon! Definitely be back when re-opened.
Visited the restaurant for Sunday lunch with the family after a 25 minute stroll from the Velodrome. The staff were very friendly and the food was very good. There was no rush to clear the table after we had finished like other restaurants on a Sunday lunchtime and would definitely visit again if in the area or we go to the Olympic Park again in the future.
best sunday roast! Service is really good and there is a great outdoor area to chill, have drinks and play ping pong! This place is a hidden gem in Stratford
The table was reserved for us and we were greeted in a friendly manner. We had a professional waiter Davido serving us and really had a nice time
Enjoyed evening, food nice & nice atmosphere, thought price for what we had was reasonable & would recommend. Only negative was my friend wanted to substitute the mashed potato which was come with the Sea Bass for a jacket potato & was told this would have to be charged as an individual item. I eat out a lot & have never come across this.
In a remarkably remote location for super-convenient Stratford. Well worth the walk or bus ride from the centre (or even an amble from Pudding Mill). A limited well chosen menu and all the food excellent. Delightful staff. We have been before and both time the ladies toilet was in a fairly disgusting state - not good enough. Otherwise the rating would be 6.
I visited Print House Bar on a Thursday afternoon, I pre ordered food for a party of 8, when we arrived they were already ready processing our order. They were fantastic, and my guests were more than happy with the food they received! I will definitely be back again.
The Restuarant was very busy with a lively atmosphere, the staff were under pressure but had time to make sure you was looked after . The food was very good with a good selection on the menu we will be going back great day time venue
Lovely place with a good menu and low key atmosphere. My only negative comments are that we had to wait a bit for the wine to chill (they did take the G&Ts off the bill) and while the steak was beautiful - it could have been rested for longer.
Interesting gin menu, unsurprising quiet on a Bank Holiday Sunday evening, but a slightly odd deployment of staff (1 waitress, 4 in the kitchen) meant our food was served before our drinks and the olives came halfway through the starters! Still, an interesting if brief menu, and I still love the location.