The perfect place for waterside beers.

There's no shortage of places to eat and drink near the water in Hackney Wick and Grow is no exception. If you're looking to admire the narrowboats, street art and various birds that meander down the Lea Navigation, this is the perfect place to do so. 

With a small selection of beers and homemade cakes, there's something charming and almost quaint about Grow. There are some seats inside, which is decorated in an eclectic manner, with bunting, plants, hanging plastic spheres and a large yellow hand.  

Grow have their own small street food van which cooks up the usual nibbles. Salads, wings, burgers and pulled pork plus some tasty chilli con carne nachos. Dotted around the outside area are plant pots with homegrown herbs and chilli plants, which are used in Grow's food and drinks. We enjoyed a few beers and some chilli nachos, which came with jalapeños and stringy cheese.

This place might sound like every other East London bar, but it has an organic and authentic feel that can't be faked. As with all waterside bars, this place gets busy as soon as the sun comes out - head down early to grab a seat and watch the narrow boats go by.

Grow, Hackney, 98C Main Yard, Wallis Road, Hackney Wick E9 5LN