Friday, 1 October 2010

Hackney Pearl wins Time Out Award!!!!

A very belated congratulations to James from the Hackney Pearl ( on winning the Best New Cafe award in Time Out a couple of weeks ago!!!

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We all know just what a great guy James is - but what many of us don't know - is just how committed he is to Hackney Wick!

Very quietly - behind the scenes - he is a very community spirited member of Hackney Wick. He's offered community gardeners free cuppas to warm up after freezing days planting up the Wick. He's involved in redesigning the street scene around the Pearl to make it much more attractive for the rest of us. He is a member of the Hackney Wick Partnership - which looks at how best to masterplan Hackney Wick for generations to come - I could go on & on - but..........

........the best thing about him is his cafe!

Please pop down to the Hackney Pearl and sample his amazing food - you'll be so very happy you did!!


Ed Whicker said...

Hi Sóna
I was wondering when you were going to get around to congratulating the Hackney Pearl?! Even Time Out took it's time man! The balls on this guy must be massive. To set up shop here in the Wick when no-one wanted to touch it takes some cajones!!
Thanks for choosing the Wick Hackney Pearl - you're a pioneer!! Now let the butchers, bakers & candlestickmakers follow!!

Rick said...

....... and so say all of us! For he's a jolly.......

James has really brought some life back into the Wick you know?! I love this place!!