CURRY HOUSES, FISH AND CHIPS AND PUBS
Many of our clients like to have a meal before or after their tour and so on this page we would like to offer some restaurant suggestions of places in the area that we've found offer excellent food and service.
PLEASE BE SURE TO ALLOW ENOUGH TIME
If you are planning to eat before the tour then please be sure to leave yourself enough time to get to the restaurant, eat your meal and then walk back to the start of the tour.
Remember that the tour departs prompt on 7pm so, if you wish to eat before hand, you need to arrive at the restaurant of your choice by, at the latest, 5.45pm to give you enough time to eat and then walk back to the starting point.
BRICK LANE CURRY RESTAURANTS
Brick Lane is a mere stone's throw from where our Jack the Ripper tour begins and it is lined with an amazing selection of Curry houses and restaurants.
THE SHERAZ BANGLA LOUNGE
13 Brick Lane, E1 6PU
Telephone 020 7247 5755
The Sheraz is the Brick Lane Restaurant that our guides choose to eat at when they pay a social visit to Brick Lane, so you can't have a better recommendation than that!
The building in which it is located was formerly the Frying Pan Pub, which features in the Jack the Ripper story in that Mary Nichols, the first victim of Jack the Ripper, was seen drinking in this pub shortly before her murder.
However, it is not its connection with the Jack the Ripper story that makes this a favourite with our guides but rather the fantastic eating experience that is to be had at the Sheraz.
Shah Munim, the owner, is extremely friendly and the service offered by himself and his staff is second to none.
The restaurant's decor is bright, cheery and modern, whilst the menu offers an array of mouth-wateringly delicious dishes.
THE HAPPY DAYS FISH RESTAURANT
44 Goulston Street,E1 7TP
Telephone. 020 7377-9815
Another great favourite with our guides The Happy Days Fish Restaurant does the best Fish and Chips in the area, if not in London.
As with the Sheraz it also features in the Jack the Ripper story in that the only clue that Jack the Ripper ever left behind was found in the doorway of what is now the restaurants take away counter!
The Happy Days has a spacious, clean and modern licensed restaurant which many of our private groups have used and been delighted with.
The portions are generous, the service is friendly and speedy. Since we stop outside the take-away doorway on the tour, some of our clients like to buy themselves a portion of chips, which can be nice and warming, especially on a cold winters night.
THE WHITE HART PUB
89 Whitechapel High Street, E1 7RA
Telephone 020 7247 1546
This old pub is situated on the opposite side of Whitechapel High Street from the starting point for our Jack the Ripper Walk, so it makes a great place to begin your evening should you arrive early for the tour and fancy a drink, a sit down and a toilet stop.
As with our previous suggestions the White Hart also features in the Jack the Ripper story in that one of the major suspects, George Chapman, actually ran a barber's shop in the cellar of the pub in 1890.
The pub can get quite crowded. But, given it is related to the mystery, coupled with the fact it is one of only a handful of pubs in the area that hasn't gone for an ultra modern, wine bar like decor, but rather has chosen to keep its traditional East End Pub style, a visit is well worthwhile.