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Love Shack, London, Greater London

Love Shack

4.7
4.7
453 Reviews
£25 and under
Vegetarian / Vegan
Love Shack is an incredible patch of Vegan paradise situated in the heart of East London between Cambridge Heath & Bethnal Green

Comprising three large and entirely unique railway arches and a beautiful decked garden complete with hammocks and it's very own Love hut, we are a restaurant, cocktail bar and events space with an emphasis on creating the kind of good vibes that will make you feel instantly welcome.

Our menu is comprised predominantly of small sharing plates, (mostly so we can show off how good a plethora of vegan food can be) along side some incredible mains and a host of craft beers and outstanding cocktails

Come for an hour and you'll likely stay all day

We often host comedy nights, gigs, open mic sessions and pretty wild parties


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2 people

19:00


Booked 6 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    £25 and under
  • Cuisines
    Vegetarian / Vegan
  • Hours of Operation
    Tue, Wed 11:30–23:30 Thu, Fri 11:30–01:00 Sat 11:00–01:00 Sun 11:00–22:00
  • Phone number
    07717 756709
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Cash not accepted, JCB, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive Chef
    Jon Hunter
  • Catering
    We offer full catering for events
  • Private party facilities
    Love Shack is an incredible events space, nestled beneath Cambridge Heath railway station & comprised of three railway arches cocktail bar, restaurant & our newest space, The Bunker, with private bar & toilets. It can be hired as a whole or in sections:Arch 1Arch 2Arch 3GardenWe have a great sound system throughout & can't wait to host you!
  • Area
    Bethnal Green
  • Cross Street
    Next to (underneath) Cambridge Heath overground station and opposite Co-op
  • Parking Details
    Free parking on Parmitter street opposite, and Claire street behind the Shack of a weekend
  • Public Transit
    5 minute walk from Bethnal Green tube station and right next to (underneath) Cambridge Heath overground station
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cafe, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Dancing, Dog Friendly, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, High Tea, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeaway, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wine

What 453 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseEnergetic

Loved For

  • London

    Healthy

  • East London

    Best Food

  • East London

    Best Ambience

  • East London

    Best Value

  • East London

    Innovative

  • East London

    Great for creative cocktails

  • East London

    Healthy

  • East London

    Great for live music

  • East London

    Great for outdoor dining

  • East London

    Vegetarian-friendly

453 Reviews
  1. AdahP

    London

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 27 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love the place and the staff. Thank you. I also love the secret room. 🕯️

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  2. MatthewB

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely staff, outstanding food, delicious and varied cocktails. Cannot wait to go back.

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  3. LilyMendonca

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 6 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely ambience with candles lit, great service and tasty food. Perfect for a date night.

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  4. MaxF

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 5 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food, beautifully decorated space for genuine living room vibes and lovely service.

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  5. Andrea

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The best place in London! Lovely people, amazing food and incredible cocktails!

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  6. Carmel

    London

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on 2 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The most delicious vegan food I have ever tasted. The staff provided world class service. They are all so wonderful - friendly, welcoming, fun and super helpful. All amazing humans. James in particular provided the best service I have ever experienced. James helped me book and organise my birthday gathering and went above and beyond to make my birthday celebrations super special. Everyone had a fabulous time. The cacao hot drinks are simply a taste sensation. Excellent venue, beautiful food, fabulous people and the best vibes ever. Highly recommend.

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  7. Megan

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 20 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food, great service and lovely atmosphere. Love Shack is a hidden gem! Highly recommend!

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  8. GuglielmoD

    Bristol

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Disappointing experience. We booked for 1930, arrived 10 minutes early and no staff was available. After a 10 minutes wait, we've been approached by staff, who invited us to wait in the lounge for another 10 minutes before our table was made available.. after an additional 20 minutes wait, and after intercepting a different waiter, we managed to put our orders in. 50 minutes later, now being late for another appointment, we've had to leave without even being served our (soft) drinks. No idea what was happening, but clearly not even the staff knew. It's a shame we were unable to dine at Love Shack, because we were looking forward to it and the food on other tables being served looked amazing. Understandable a Saturday night might be busy, but the overall feeling the staff don't care about their customers is disappointing. There wasn't shortage of staff, they were just not serving us for reasons unknown. This negative experience ruined our night, as we ended up without any dinner despite the long wait.

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  9. LeahO

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Quality of food was definitely up there, very impressed will be going back again!!!! Duck pancakes were absolutely delicious!

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  10. SmillieG

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Always good food & service. Very nice,upbeat & quearky plc

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  11. CarolineG

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was amazing and the staff are friendly and relaxed.

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  12. Chiri

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 13 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and interesting menu. Definitely good vibes and a fun experience to have.

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  13. LailaE

    London

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Make sure you have a booking and be ready to wait for your food. The place gets fully booked especially at the weekend On the minus side We waited 90 minutes for our food ! after an hour I asked one of the waiting staff who just said ‘we’re busy’ without apologising. One of my dish arrived almost like warm so I suspect it must have been sitting on the counter for a while. When it finally arrived it was good In the plus side everything is vegan, which I appreciate as a vegan myself Wine and cocktails were excellent Music wasn’t too loud so you can hear yourself speak Most of the staff are friendly and welcoming The venue is spacious giving an intimate space for you and your guests which is a bonus They are super dog friendly so you are very welcome to bring your furry friend Not sure if I would go again but definitely worth a try especially if you’re vegan and want to hang out with friends and dogs !

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  14. Shimon

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was mega amazing, food tasted super, and the bloody Mary was one of the best ones I've ever had. Super nice vibe as well!

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  15. LexiP

    Brighton

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Gorgeous food, chatty friendly and attentive staff (without being intrusive) who were really helpful with my allergies. I have a lime allergy which is pretty weird and I whilst I checked about the mocktails -which btw were great and really varied which is a welcome change from overpriced souped up fruit juice - I totally forgot to ask about the food but the lovely server checked in the kitchen without prompt, came back and we changed our order from tacos to some banging tofu. Super lovely cosy spot with a bonus of being dog friendly so I got to pet some nearby pups. 10/10 shall pop in again. Recommend a lil jaunt down the canal on the way there of after!

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  16. LauraS

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a pleasure to eat here: delicious food and cocktails, great decor and atmosphere, friendly staff. The friend I brought here isn't even vegan or veggie and she said it was some of the best food she'd had in ages.

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  17. BlondeAF

    London

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 3 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing brunch menu with Scottish influence. We had the Whole Lotta Love, full vegan breakfast and it was delicious. I also highly recommend the mushroom wings for outside of brunch hours and the Ceremonial Grade Cacao and Mushroom hot drink.

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    London

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 3 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic food and service as always! One of our favourite spots to visit!

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  19. AmyG

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Super cute hidden gem…. Food and cocktails were amazing and the staff were really friendly and fun. I’ve found a new favourite spot - and you can take dogs so even better!

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  20. WendyB

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 25 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We hadn’t been to a vegan restaurant before - my husband’s about as vegan as a pride of lions!! However, we were all delighted with our food. It was first class, very tasty and a fantastic introduction to going vegan! We would highly recommend Love Shack. The excellent service and wonderful ambience made for a great evening out.

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  21. DaniS

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 21 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was amazing, music was great but a little loud as we were a discussion group. The staff were welcoming and attentive. The food and teas were yum!

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  22. LizzyL

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 20 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great cocktails and food. Service was excellent and a really nice atmosphere

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  23. CatVD

    London

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 18 December 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    I went to Love Shack for the first time to have dinner with a friend. We were seated right in the middle of the room on a small, two-seater table with traffic either side. My friend is autistic and this was a sensory nightmare for her so I asked if we could be moved. We were told that the place was 'fully booked', but that we could sit in the conservatory area at the front of the restaurant. We decided to sit on the sofas in this area, despite the table being far too low to eat off. While sitting here I saw a vacant two-seater table in another area of the restaurant and asked if we could sit there to be told that the restaurant was fully-booked and that this table was reserved. I explained that we were not walk-ins, that we had booked more than a week in advance, and what was the reason we couldn't be moved to that table. The servers oddly looked at each other and couldn't give us a clear answer, so we stayed on the sofas. In the area we were seated there was a very loud blender going off intermittently as staff made drinks. I had mentioned we had some sensory issues that needed to be accommodated so I'm not sure why we were seated here. Definitely not neurodiverse-friendly. We were then told that most of the menu was unavailable and shown a completely different menu than the one on their website. I was quite happy with the festive menu, but my friend struggled a little to re-steer her expectations. It would have been helpful if the website was up-to-date in this regard. A plus is that the food we DID order was absolutely delicious and my friend was able to swap roast potatoes for fries without issue. Unfortunately it was quite cold, but still tasted good. On leaving we were asked if we were local. My friend said "Unfortunately." She's leaving London partly due to issues experienced in the area, hence her reply. The man took this personally and said defensively, "Well, I like living here", which I found unprofessional and unnecessary. I won't be going back.

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  24. AnnaW

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Extremely good food - oyster mushroom and tofu dishes were excellent. Interesting set of cocktails/drinks too plus some nice beer on tap. The overall atmos and vibe is really nice in there, w friendly staff. Definitely will go back!

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  25. LovisaM

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love Shack is the place to go if you want delicious food! It feels very inviting and friendly, a place with cool vibes and nice atmosphere!

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 9 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best spot in town! Great food, ambiance, drinks and vibes!

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  27. spp1

    London

    29 reviews

    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on 4 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great. Lovely service, lovely food, lovely ambiance. Staff were great and helpful.

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food served promptly to a party of 5 (all non vegans). Great selection of drinks including hot cocktails-perfect for a winter’s day. Great music and atmosphere.

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    Berkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Cute vibe and tasty vegan food. Will certainly return

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Amazing. Love the place. Great food, excellent people serving us. Truly delightful. A tiny bit cold but just wear an extra layer and you’ll be fine in the colder months

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  31. NeilM

    Kent

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 November 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Chaotic environment, didn’t have orange juice (a basic) staff a little confused with the menu and what was going on! Food however was amazing so this made up for it. Place is very ramshackled and dusty but maybe thats part of the charm!

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  32. AdamS

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 18 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    The food here is always so good. They might have been a little under water in terms of staffing. It took us a long time even to get menus and in general getting a server was slow. The food came out pretty promptly though. One of my favourite places in London.

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  33. CharlieM

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very cool looking place to eat Staff were very polite, friendly and helpful Food and cocktails was amazing Will definitely come back!

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  34. Vicky

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 10 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious new menu. Tried a selection of new dishes. My favourote was the new tofu dish

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  35. MontagueVonPestenstine

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 November 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    FOOD: - Gochujang Oyster Mushroom "Wings; - Tofu Karaage; and - Chick'n Caesar Salad main to share. DRINKS: - Smoke my Pickle; - Mick Chaga; and - Two pints of draught IPA. £81.58 total.

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  36. Flower

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Incredible staff, great relaxing atmosphere, lovely food and drinks, x

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  37. AnnieB

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 28 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing vegan food and really good portions. The oyster mushroom wings were incredible, definitely the star of the show. We chose the gochugang sauce for these - would highly recommend with the chipotle slaw. Tofu dish was also yummy. Staff were so attentive and friendly and love the eclectic decor. Will definitely be coming back for more, want to try the brunch menu!

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  38. BlondeAF

    London

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 28 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I recently discovered Love Shack and this was my second visit and first time having food - brunch. I had the Vegan Pancakes with added vegan bacon and my friend had Patatas Bravas. The food was delicious and my dirty chai drink was great. I tried the Chaga Cacao drink with ceremonial grade cacao on my last visit and it was fantastic! I love the decor here and the service is great. I'll definitely be back.

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  39. CarlaH

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I cannot praise Love Shack enough. The staff are relaxed and super friendly. The food was absolutely on point. We ate the no sun duck which never fails to disappoint and then the deep fried mushroom ‘wings’ truly phenomenal. I’m a big fan of the two james/Jamie’s place… love it 😍

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  40. GarethP

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent place! The food was amazing, the staff really nice. And delicious cocktails! Definitely coming back again very, very soon.

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FAQs

Love Shack offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at 07717 756709.

Love Shack is rated 4.7 stars by 453 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

19:00


Booked 6 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Love Shack

299 Cambridge Heath Rd Arch 298, London, Greater London E2 9HA

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    Next to (underneath) Cambridge Heath overground station and opposite Co-op
  • Area
    Bethnal Green
  • Hours of Operation
    Tue, Wed 11:30–23:30 Thu, Fri 11:30–01:00 Sat 11:00–01:00 Sun 11:00–22:00
  • Price
    £25 and under
  • Cuisines
    Vegetarian / Vegan
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    Free parking on Parmitter street opposite, and Claire street behind the Shack of a weekend
  • Public Transit
    5 minute walk from Bethnal Green tube station and right next to (underneath) Cambridge Heath overground station
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Cash not accepted, JCB, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Jon Hunter
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cafe, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Dancing, Dog Friendly, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, High Tea, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeaway, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wine
  • Phone number
    07717 756709
  • Catering
    We offer full catering for events
  • Private party facilities
    Love Shack is an incredible events space, nestled beneath Cambridge Heath railway station & comprised of three railway arches cocktail bar, restaurant & our newest space, The Bunker, with private bar & toilets. It can be hired as a whole or in sections:Arch 1Arch 2Arch 3GardenWe have a great sound system throughout & can't wait to host you!
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