Mother Kelly’s is great for a pint or two. I love trying all the beers from the taps – they always seem to have something different on. There’s a communal feel to the place that makes it great for a sunny afternoon on Paradise Row with friends. A little bit down the road towards Hoxton, you can never really go wrong with The Marksman. The team are friendly, the space is beautiful and it has a corner roof terrace which is really rare in this part of town. The wine list is fantastic. The Royal Oak on Columbia Road is also great a quick pint.
I always need a good cup of coffee en route to Da Terra. My favourite coffee spots have to include Ozone – the team make a delicious cup and are really conscious of their sourcing of the beans. I also love The Beehive. They are such a friendly bunch, the coffee is delicious and – crucially – it's really close to my restaurant, so I go there a lot.
I love Italian food and one of the best places in the area is a low-key pizzeria called Italina. It's on Cambridge Heath Road, and is great for Italian comfort food, such as spaghetti alle vongole and Napoli-style pizzas.