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5.2 /6 Excellent 17 Reviews

Stringray Globe Cafe

Bethnal Green Italian, Pizzeria ££ +100
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About Stringray Globe Cafe

Better than a bunch of flowers, Stringray Globe Cafe is a well-known bar, pizzeria and restaurant in East London, located right next to Bethnal Green’s Sunday flower market down Columbia Road, serving up delicious, affordable, Italian-influenced dishes like their famous thin-crust pizzas and pastas. Seasonal specials are a focus here, meaning only the freshest ingredients are used in Stringray’s kitchens. With vegetarian and gluten-free options aplenty, there’s something for everyone at this Italian restaurant and pizzeria. Wake up and smell the roses at Stringray Globe Cafe!

Opening Hours

  • Monday 12:00 - 23:00
  • Tuesday 12:00 - 23:00
  • Wednesday 12:00 - 23:00
  • Thursday 12:00 - 23:00
  • Friday 12:00 - 23:00
  • Saturday 12:00 - 23:00
  • Sunday 12:00 - 23:00
Stringray Globe Cafe, 109 Columbia Road, E2 7RL London

Further Information

Stringray Globe Cafe’s Italian restaurant and pizzeria is packed on Sundays when the nearby Columbia Road flower market blooms into being. Needless to say, reservations are recommended! Stringray puts on a range of great offers to lure you in at other times, too. Focusing on the food, specials change every day, use only seasonal produce, resulting in delicious, fresh main courses. East London diners – and flower fanatics visiting Bethnal Green from elsewhere in the city – have an incredible selection to choose from at Stringray Globe Cafe.

You can’t go past Stringray Globe Cafe’s pizzeria selection. Their pizzas are thin-crust, Italian-style, and are available as gluten-free and in convenient calzone form. The American Hot pizza is a spicy option, but that’s not all that’s on offer at this Columbia Road restaurant and bar. All the classic bases are covered, with regional variations on the Neapolitan pie keeping things interesting. East London’s Stringray, well-known to Haggerston and Bethnal Green locals as well as far-flung Londoners who make a habit of visiting the weekly Columbia Road flower market, is avowedly a restaurant with delicious food at great prices, but a whole lot more besides. Book your tables now, and don’t forget that Stringray boasts lovely courtyard seating for al fresco dining on summery days.

17 Reviews

5.2 /6 Excellent 17 Reviews
Noise: quiet
Waiting Time: no waiting time
Service: extraordinary
Quality/Price: great value
Food: heavenly
Atmosphere: excellent
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1 review so far 6
01.02.2017 08:40

Great food, value and service! Would definitely return if I'm in area again. Pleasingly close to Colombia road market and an affordable alternative to other places around there

1 review so far 6
23.11.2016 15:26

Friendly staff and relaxed atmosphere. Amazing food and great value for money. Would recommend 100% can't wait to go back. Also great location on beautiful columbia road.

1 review so far 6
09.11.2016 16:22

Had a great meal here. Great pizzas as always as well as friendly service. Osy setring for this time of year. Will definitely be going back.

2 reviews so far 6
14.10.2016 17:42

Stringray Cafe is one of my favourite restaurants in East London - wonderful food, great wine (including a great Bulgarian selection), excellent atmosphere and lovely staff. And that's not to mention the incredibly affordable prices and generous portions. I've spend a number of lovely birthdays here. Book to avoid disappointment.

1 review so far 2
04.11.2015 10:43

Visited here last night (Tuesday). Overall, not an impressive experience. The main issue was poor service - it is really hard to get the waiter's attention, despite the restaurant not being too busy. We sat down with menus and were greeted by the waiter, who asked us what drinks we would like but then left to answer the phone and did not return for ten minutes. Ordered a wine and a coke, but had to remind the waiter twice before we received them. Ordered polenta chips as a starter, which arrived before the aforementioned drinks, and they were terrible - tasted like nothing and appeared to be a very small portion for the charge of five pounds. Complained, and the waiter tried a polenta chip and agreed they were not good so took this item off our bill. Our mains, however, were quite nice - we had a pizza and a baked chicken dish. Took ten minutes to find the waiter so we could request the bill. Would not go back here.

6 reviews so far 5
05.03.2017 07:58

We have been here many times over the years and Stringray Globe Cafe never disappoints. The pizzas are tasty and good value, and the atmosphere is fun.

2 reviews so far 5
13.10.2016 10:57

We have been coming to Stringray for years. It's a go to dinnner if we have visitors and is an easy choice on a busy weeknight. The service can sometimes be a bit patchy but the food is good and well priced.

1 review so far 6
12.10.2016 19:53

Good food and great atmosphere - one of few places that offer a great gluten free pizza! The staff are lovely and its all reasonably priced - Pizza and a drink for around £10!

1 review so far 4
15.02.2016 10:19

Awesome service (had read a few mixed reviews and last time the service was slow, so was a little nervous). Our Waitress was great! However I was a little underwhelmed by the pizzas. Maybe they were having an off day, but usually they are a lot tastier

2 reviews so far 6
12.09.2016 12:03

One of my favourite restaurants in London. Great food, great wine, great atmosphere - and all at an unbeatable price! What's not to love. And I practically live next door.

1 review so far 6
14.04.2016 07:49

Great food, and very cozy atmosphere, the staff is friendly and helpful. Best pizza in town!!! Looking forward a warmer weather to enjoy the outside sitting.

1 review so far 6
10.02.2016 21:25

Great restaurant. Great food. Great stuff. I do not really know why quandoo requires 25 words as that is just plainly stupid. It's just Great!

6 reviews so far 5
09.03.2015 09:08

Sringray is a staple in our lives; we have been visiting for many years and it never fails to satisfy. Good pizza at a reasonable price, in vibrant surroundings.

1 review so far 4
25.04.2017 18:20

Pleasant cafe bar with a bare boards trendy feel. The food was excellent, simple, delicious and reasonably priced. More of a place for a couple to enjoy an evening rather than a group of mates

1 review so far 5
24.04.2017 18:16

Six of us enjoyed prompt service and an assortment of good food in a lively atmosphere without corporate trimmings. Would definitely recommend for small groups.

1 review so far 5
14.05.2016 22:06

Great fresh food and laid back atmosphere. Pizzas are delicious - crisp and thin and the specials are well worth trying too. Would go again!

1 review so far 6
03.06.2015 14:23

As always excellent, superb food and service. Best pizza in London.