• Eel, Englishman and Pie & Mash

    by  • February 3, 2013 • - Europe / Scandinavia, Travel + Places • 2 Comments

    I am smitten by this traditional eel, pie and mash shop in Broadway Market, Hackney, East London.

    With its cheery pastel yellow wall tiles and quaint furniture, F. Cooke has been here since 1900s.

    Antique eel sign. Traditional menu.


    Robert Cooke, the charming owner.

    Handmade beef pies, served with mashed potatoes and parsley-based gravy (known as ‘liquor’).


    Jellied eels quite hard to come by. I was pleasantly surprised with its nice, slightly chewy texture.

    F Cooke 

    Broadway Market, London, E8 4PH, Tel 020 7254 6458 (Google map here)

    Open 10am-7pm Monday – Thurday;  10am-8pm Friday & Saturday.


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    2 Responses to Eel, Englishman and Pie & Mash

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