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Bea Mustocea
Bea Mustocea
Marketing Assistant

Bea is our fabulous Marketing Assistant and newest addition to the Cuckooz nest.  A self confessed film nerd, you can find her gozzling popcorn in the backseats of any one of London's independent cinemas.

Food in the Hood: Aldgate
Words by Bea Mustocea, Wednesday 09 August 2017

At the intersection of London's financial hub and it's alternative cultural edge, Aldgate combines the London's trendy character with the dynamism of the city. Same goes for the culinary experiences offered in the area. From Spitalfields Market to more established fixtures, Aldgate is the embodiment of London's varied food scene. So much choice might appear overwhelming at first. We've narrowed it down so you don't have to.

Our top 5 picks for nosh around our nests...




A diverse, contemporary menu, which incorporates beautifully fresh sushi and modern twists on Japanese classics.  Less that a two minute walk from the Cuckooz Aldgate East apartments, the stylish Japanese décor is not one to miss, though overworked guests are not to be neglected – a take away option is available making sure all Japanese cuisine aficionados get their fix!





From pasta-making workshops to truly one of the most delicious pasta experiences London can offer, Burro e Salvia is an Italian cuisine lover’s dream. To them, fresh pasta is a religion, crafted with the same devotion put in by a Sicilian grandmother. And their regular customers are drawn in by just that!




With the wide range of tastes Spitalfields has to offer, it’s quite hard to settle on just one. However, Gunpowder seems to take the lead in the race, the home-style Indian Kitchen putting a contemporary twist on classic Indian cuisine, upgrading comforting family recipes to impress the most refined taste buds.





After a phenomenal crowd-funding campaign, Som Saa came to life in a former fabric warehouse. Bringing together the visions of MasterChef finalist Andy Oliver, daring Thai cook David Thompson and chef Mark Debbie, the Commercial Street location specializes in the exploding flavours of Thai cuisine, with unique concoctions setting it above all its other competitors. If you’re around, you’d be disappointed to miss it.




Frequently voted best burgers in East London, if not actually the entire capital, Bleecker St is the one indulgence we can’t say no to. Developing from pop-ups on The Southbank, Kerb and more, the exceptional burgers have attracted more and more attention, becoming the crowd pleaser they are today. So if you’re looking for a guilty pleasure around Aldgate, make it this one!


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CLICK HERE to see what our friend's over at The Nudge suggest you do over Chinese New Year in London. Did you know it's the largest celebration in the world outside of Asia? We think the Year of the Rooster is going to be a CORKER for Cuckooz!

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