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There's no need to go to the seaside to grab some great seafood - these days you can simply head to Dalston.

With amazing oysters as well as mussels and a seaside feel you'll almost be able to imagine the coastal breeze!
Mussel Men is ever-committed to bringing the finest, fresh and reasonably sourced, seafood to London and do so with a dash of jovial seafaring spirit! From Marinière to Vongole, the summer menu features an array of inventive seafood dishes alongside summer holiday classics.
Our favourites form a brilliantly affordable new menu include:

  • Cured Salmon, Pickle Candy Beets & Homemade Horseradish Ricotta (£8)
  • Hand Dived Scallop, Haggis Crumble, Cauliflower, Prunes & Radish (£11)
  • Cumbrae Oysters from Scotland (x3 £7.50, x6  £13.50, x12  £25)
  • Saffron & Turmeric Moules Marinière in a creamy, velvety, zesty broth (£14)
Delicious seafood feasts can be enjoyed in the sun-trap garden (for when the weather perks up a bit!) or in the nautical interior and new bar area. Mussel Men provides the perfect spot to stowaway for an evening of 'Mussel Mary' and 'Bucky Bomb' cocktails, with friends or a for a fun-filled date night - just make sure you try the sparkling red. Alternatively challenge staff to a thumb war for a free cocktail and impress your date (so long as you win).
As Dalston picks up and up when it comes to dinner and evening haunts Mussel Men is a strong and different string to the area's bow.  We're so happy they're now have a permanent home!


584 Kingsland Rd, London E8 4AH



DJ Zara Martin kicks off the ultimate summer water party in London to help keep the capital refreshed this summer



WHEN: Sunday 26th July 2015, 13:00 – 18:00

WHERE: Dalston Roof Park, London, E8 3DL

NEAREST STATION: Dalston Junction/Dalston Kingsland

DJs: Zara Martin, Goldierocks


With one of the hottest summers on record in full swing*, Barefoot Wine is on a mission to add a little fizz to the capital’s social calendar with a one-of-a-kind immersive water party designed to cool down the crowd and deliver the ultimate refreshing experience.

Guest DJs Zara Martin and Goldierocks will be playing out the hottest summer sounds as guests escape the hustle and bustle of the city at one of the capital’s most renowned summer hotspots, the newly revamped Dalston Roof Park.

Celebrating the launch of Barefoot’s new Refresh range of lightly fizzy and vibrant wines, the Summer Cool Down will give the crowd a chance to get refreshed with an exhilarating selection of interactive water features. From a giant foam pit, to coloured water shooters, cooling Co2 jets and glitter body art, guests can revel in the most invigorating rooftop party this year, as they enjoy complimentary ice-cold glasses of Barefoot Refresh**. 

The Barefoot Refresh Summer Cool Down will be popping up in London as part of a series of events designed to refresh the nation this summer.

A limited number of free tickets are available – to get your hands on a pair, simply visit getrefreshed.eventbrite.co.uk. A limited number of free tickets will also be held on the door. 

Insta_Music In London for bank holiday weekend and stuck for a Sunday something to quench your cultural and musical thirst?

East London's LAND OF KINGS festival returns for a sixth year on Bank Holiday Sunday 3rd May, for sixteen hours of forward-leaning music, art, food and film.

Spanning key East London venues including The Alibi, The Nest and Birthdays, Arcola Theatre, subterranean labyrinth the Bunker, Dalston Roof Park, hidden oasis Eastern Curve Garden, plus Rio Cinema, back-street live den Servant Jazz Quarters, and Total Refreshment Centre.

Some of the live music offerings include Nathan Fake, Waze & Odyssey, Young Turks’ Koreless, BBC6 Music-tipped NZCA Lines and duo Wyles & Simpson to name a few.

As well as mask-clad producer Brolin; dark nostalgic pop siren Chloe Black, seamless indie troupe Flyte and singer-songwriter Esther Joy Lane.

Making its first festival outing, Grime Karaoke invites wannabe wordsmiths to step up to the mic. Before punters can realise their dreams as latter-day rap stars, prolific US producer Lex Luger – credited with the creation of trap and a hit list that includes Rick Ross and Kanye, makes a rare UK appearance.

Arts and Interactive programme invites revelers to veer off the main drag and into the fringes of Kingsland’s cultural curiosities. Be it Death Drawing with Art Macabre, backstreet cinematic happenings courtesy of Lost Picture Show, midnight shorts at the Rio Cinema presented by the London Short Film Festival, LAND OF KINGS sprawls 15 spaces within walking distance. Masters of camp irreverence Gideon Reeling preside over their hub for late night antics “Land of Queens” and, new for 2015, “Royal Thoughts”, a salon of talks, interviews and ideas, holds court at Arcola Theatre. Clever futurists Let’s Be Brief bring their creative forum to the fold, as does the East End’s answer to the WI, Dalston Darlings.

Bugged Out are holding the after party till 6am at Oval Space. You can purchase tickets for a bargainous £25 at http://landofkings.co.uk/






The Richmond DalstonThe Richmond will open at the intersection of Dalston, Haggerston and London Fields. It will be jointly owned and operated by Brett Redman and Margaret Crow, who have been working on it together for the last year. 

Brett is an Australian chef and restauranteur, esteemed for his three time Michelin Bib Goumand winning venture Elliot’s, in London's borough market. Margaret is a prominent stylist and fashion consultant and, privately, a fabulous host. There’s more information on both of them in the bios below. 

The Richmond will be housed in what was originally a pub, the Richmond Arms, and was more recently a strongly Egyptian themed restaurant. Currently in the final stages of a complete renovation, it’s being transformed by Brett and Margaret into a friendly, welcoming neighbourhood spot. Interior decorator and antiques dealer Adam Bray is designing the space to bring it a warm, elegant and inviting atmosphere. Contemporary features will be introduced in a way that compliments the period details of the original building: modern uplifting colours, amber lighting and a marble topped bar. 

The menu will be built around snacks, comfort food, and raw dishes, and will see Brett apply the impeccable standards of quality and provenance that he has become known for to a more traditional three-course meal format. Alongside that, The Richmond will be also be home to East London’s first and only raw bar serving several types of oysters and clams, a rotating selection of carpaccios and tartares, and a unrivalled selection of ethically sourced fish. There will be scallops ceviched in Sicilian citrus with basil, for example, and a Shetland mussel salad with diced razor clams and horseradish. To finish off the week, on Sundays a family style roast will be served all day, until late

Negronis will be served on tap every day alongside a classic cocktail list and a strong selection of natural, raw wine.

The Richmond will be open seven days a week. During the week it will open early in the evening for snacks and an 'oyster happy hour' and will stay open all the way through dinner to serve very late drinks. At the weekends it will open for lunch, and stay open right through until midnight. 

The Richmond, 361 Queensbridge Road, E8 3NH. Monday to Friday: 5pm - midnight; Saturdays 11am - midnight; Sundays 11am-11pm.



Dalston has just become home to London's most glamorous Art Deco bar. Designed to look like a relaxed 1940s living room with Golden Era standards of service, Fontaine's opened its doors quietly in late December 2014, dishing up classic cocktails (made exactly as they were back in the day) and delicious food made from locally-sourced ingredients.

The brainchild of burlesque and cabaret performer Emerald Fontaine (who moonlighted for many years as a cocktail bar manager), Fontaine's aims to transport its visitors back in time with exquisite silver service (with a smile) by glamorous waiting staff. Upstairs in the midnight-blue and gold bar, visitors can lounge on Art Deco sofas next to vintage cabinets of curiosities and drink a perfectly mixed Clover Club, Ramos Gin Fizz or Manhattan while dining on cheese and charcuterie boards, deep fried ravioli, smoked salmon blinis and arguably London's finest chips. For the sweet tooth, there are handmade desserts like cherry ganache truffles served with chocolate popping candy. Even the bathrooms are the embodiment of glamour! It's the perfect place for relaxing after a long day, to a soundtrack of blues, swing and Big Band.

Downstairs from the elegant bar is the tiki-inspired Bamboo Lounge, where party-goers can step back to 1940's South Pacific, and sample the special rum cocktails. 2015 plans already including cabaret, film nights and parties, including Cabaret Calendar Cavalcades and the Vintage Mafia's longstanding Ric Rac Club, with plenty more to be announced.

Fontaine's ethos is unfussy, simple, classic, bringing the 1930s Savoy experience to Dalston in 2015. Don't feel you need to dress up for your visit, though – we dress up for you.


176 Stoke Newington Road, London N16 7UY