Artsy and refined, Proud East perches right on the banks of Regent's Canal in London's Haggerston.
Part café, part restaurant, part event space and cocktail bar, Proud East is a full-time brunch destination for East London's young creatives. Diners visiting for something delicious will find themselves encased in uplifting interiors as soon as they set foot through the door. There's also an inviting outdoor terrace decorated with greenery and warmed by heaters, as well as a pool room where tournaments are regularly held.
The Proud East menu features a tantalising clash of cultures, with British delights found side by side with Eastern delicacies and internationally inspired dishes. Begin the meal with irresistible mixed tempura fried vegetables, paired with a sweet chilli sauce, the delicious beef fillet tataki, accompanied with garlic chips and crunchy kale, and the exquisite seared scalloped, partnered with guacamole and red quinoa toast.
Continue with something exotic and sumptuous from the main course section, with British tastes catered more in the open sandwich section. Particularly noteworthy dishes include the wondrous prawn dragonroll, made with umami mayo and complete with handmade crisps, the scrumptious Japanese mushrooms, grilled with peanuts, miso and a poached egg, and the classic juicy Angus burger, stacked with bacon, spicy relish and cheddar cheese.
An array of utterly divine desserts are available as sweet conclusions to the meal, as well as a large selection of drinks, both alcoholic and hot, which enables all palates to be pleased when visiting Proud East.
Please Note: The tastecard discount is not available throughout December.