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The Ship of Adventures

#2,487 of 17,841 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence
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138 Kingsland High Street, London E8 2NS, England
+44 20 3327 1777
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Today
08:30 - 18:30
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 - 18:00
Mon - Fri 08:30 - 18:30
Sat 11:00 - 18:00
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London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2016 via mobile

Amazing atmosphere, friendly staff and great food! Great ideas for gifts and ended up doing most of my Christmas shopping!

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016

I had an amazing lunch here in the cafe, great vegetarian food and it inspired me to book the downstairs place for my daughter's party. It was a fantastic party - thoughtful, fun entertainer, amazing food, and helpful little additions like an awesome dressing up box and great party bags. The staff couldn't have been more attentive and interested and... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

We had a unique game party at The Ship of Adventures for my friends Hen. It was perfect and so easy to deal with. We ordered some food too and it was brilliant. Just honestly a perfect experience from booking to end. The venue is brilliant so nice and a bit different from the standard plain rooms. We had the... More 

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Thank Perrie P
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

We booked 'The Deep' for a work meeting and had a great day. The staff were incredibly attentive and helped to make sure we had everything we needed. The food they served was perfect and everyone really enjoyed their day.

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Thank Ewan T
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

Lovely coffee, great nibbles and friendly staff. All in an artfully creative shop and environment, makes such a nice difference from the chains.

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Thank Barny L
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016

Always a totally unique and characterful experience. Love it here - one of my very favourite cafes in London. Love the vibe, the coffee and tea, the lovely sandwiches and the amazing shop and children's books (it's also a cool charity helping local kids with literacy).

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Thank Peter_and_Tinkerbell
Bournemouth, England
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016

I hired The Deep (the downstairs event space) for an evening music performance. The space was great for a quirky, intimate event and the staff were really friendly and helpful. Special mention for the food which was delicious - my guests wouldn't stop talking about it!

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sunnyfunny1uk
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2016

We had a work away day here, all the staff were really helpful and the surroundings made the day extra special. We would defo use again!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2016 via mobile

We visited here because it was part of a taste card offer. Glad we did as the sandwiches were very tasty. Nice bread and fillings. We would go here again for a casual lunch

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2016

Friendly pirate cafe on Kingsland High Street, run as an educational charity. Sells books, cards and gifts as well as the cafe. Excellent value offer of sandwich and coffee for £5.50 at lunchtimes. Used to sell soup have now stopped doing so, cakes and pastries are available. If you want a simple lunch or pit stop to stop hunger this... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$7
Cuisine
Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 18:00
Monday
08:30 - 18:30
Tuesday
08:30 - 18:30
Wednesday
08:30 - 18:30
Thursday
08:30 - 18:30
Friday
08:30 - 18:30
Saturday
11:00 - 18:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 138 Kingsland High Street, London E8 2NS, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London
  • Phone Number: +44 20 3327 1777
Description
The Ship of Adventures is a unique bookshop, gift-shop, cafe and events space run by The Hackney Pirates, a charity supporting young people in their learning. We work with a range of local partners and suppliers to bring you the most unique products and experiences in coffee, books, gifts and events. All profits from The Ship of Adventures go to supporting educational workshops with young people.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?