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EAT: RED ROOSTER

Marcus Sa­muels­son — the James Beard Award–win­ning, Ethiopian–born, Swedish–raised, New York–based chef — opens the sec­ond out­post of his lauded Har­lem restau­rant and his first in Europe. We’re just go­ing to go ahead and say it: chicken and waf­fles (es­pe­cially Sa­muels­son’s) beat fish and chips any­time. THECURTAIN.COM/ RED-ROOSTER

THE CLOVE CLUB

Chef Isaac Mchale’s restau­rant in Shored­itch Town Hall is the high­est-ranked Bri­tish restau­rant on San Pel­le­grino’s an­nual list. The tast­ing menu fo­cuses on rethought Bri­tish clas­sics (think Cornish mack­erel and hag­gis dough­nuts for dessert), but even a spot of fried chicken at the bar makes for an en­vi­able evening. THECLOVECLUB.COM

DRINK: ALLPRESS ESPRESSO

The orig­i­nal Lon­don lo­ca­tion of a small New Zealand chain of cof­fee shops, Allpress roasts its own beans nearby and of­fers a cup of cof­fee good enough to switch an en­tire coun­try’s caf­feine habits away from tea. It’s the un­of­fi­cial hub of Red­church Street, Shored­itch’s main drag. ALLPRESSESPRESSO.COM

CALLOOH CALLAY

Opened in 2008, this was one of the first non-pubs in Shored­itch. Look­ing for an in­ven­tive cock­tail in re­prieve of the usual warm beer? This is the place. CALLOOHCALLAYBAR.COM

SHOP: BOX­PARK

Made en­tirely of ship­ping con­tain­ers, Box­park is like a per­ma­nent pop-up on Beth­nal Green Road. You could spend a day here eat­ing and drink­ing, but the real fun is at the in­de­pen­dent shops that line the main level. Plus, there’s usu­ally live mu­sic — and some­times an all-out party — on week­end evenings. BOX­PARK.CO.UK

LABOUR AND WAIT

The quaint home­wares store to end all quaint home­wares stores — or rather, the one that be­gan the trend in the first place. Founded in 2000 by two for­mer menswear de­sign­ers, it fea­tures all the mak­ings of a mod­ern Bri­tish home: Ja­panese tea pots, Scan­di­na­vian table­ware, and Brook­lyn-made in­dus­trial lamps. LA BOURANDWAIT.CO.UK

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