A Magical New Drinking And Dining Hub Will Open In Shoreditch This Autumn

Alex Landon Alex Landon - Editor


We’ll be in for another day of sun (hopefully) when LaLaLand opens to the public.

For five years, Shoreditch foodies and Thursday night funseekers made their way to Dinerama, where both street food and the vibes were excellent. Sadly, Dinerama is no more – a victim of rising rents and lost revenue during the pandemic – but a new outfit is stepping in to resurrect the spirit of fun, and once again turn an old truck yard into a top hangout. It’s called LaLaLand, and whilst you won’t find stirring melodies or awards season mishaps here, they’re promising to continue the legacy of feasting and drinking on the old Dinerama site.

LaLaLand is billed as “a streetfood market for our times”, where you can “drink in the escapism, away from the streets of reality”. While the website is rather light on details, we know the 25,000 sq. feet space will feature 21 street food stalls, 9 bar lounges, a plunge pool, waterfalls, palm trees, and a line-up of curated events with artists and DJs making an appearance.

Street food, cocktails and music – the usual suspects for any outdoor food and drink venue – are likely to be the star attractions here, but no vendors have been named yet. One hopes that the twin cocktail jewels of Dinerama (Dick’s Magic Tiki Bar and German Sex Dungeon) return, although I can foresee a few problems in getting one of those to blend into the Tinseltown glamour theme… Anytime, autumn 2021 is virtually upon us, so fingers crossed we won’t have too long to wait until all is revealed!

Until then, you can sign up for updates and win tickets for their opening event here.

In the meantime, here are 23 of London’s best street food hangouts for you to enjoy right now.

Also published on Medium.

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