Set up by charity Shoreditch Trust in 2008, the canal side Waterhouse Restaurant is one of the area's hidden gems and a great place to come for breakfast, lunch or private events.

Waterhouse offers visitors a unique dining experience with a deliciously tempting menu featuring fresh, seasonal ingredients, complimented by an excellent wine list.

Waterhouse is host to Shoreditch Trust's Blue Marble Training Programme providing support and training to young adults to enable them to transition into independent living and sustainable employment. 

Shoreditch Trust delivers a range of projects throughout Hackney, working to reduce social and economic disadvantage by supporting people to gain knowledge, skills and opportunities so that they can:

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We're Hiring...

Front of House Floor Staff

If you’re passionate about food, energetic and would love to work in a stunning location – this is the role for you.

Reports to: Venue and Events Manager
Salary: £9.75 per hour
Contract: Casual
Hours: Shift work
Duration: On-going
Based at: 10 Orsman Road, London, N1 5QJ

Essential skills


Please send a CV and cover letter describing how your skills/experience matches our requirements to info@shoreditchtrust.org.uk


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Blue Marble Training

The Trust’s Blue Marble Training programme provides high quality pastoral support alongside the chef skills training to aid a successful transition to independent living through stable employment. The programme provides training, mentoring and work experience that help care leavers, ex-offenders and other vulnerable young people to be more independent, develop skills, gain qualifications and access opportunities to achieve long-term careers in the food and hospitality industry.

Many of the candidates come from challenging family and social circumstances with multiple indicators of disadvantage.  The risk of entrenched social exclusion is high as a result of these barriers.   Young people arrive on the programme often feeling like they have little to contribute, that the issues they are facing at home and in their communities will never go away and that they have little control over their own lives.

Our programme not only provides training but also offers one to one leadership coaching, counselling, group physical fitness sessions and support around diet and nutrition.  These additional activities that take place outside of the training kitchen and provide valuable time for trainees to talk through and identify their strengths and give them control over their own lives. Though we provide guidance and support to overcome some of these issues, the programme is designed to actively encourage young people to take the lead and drive the change.  

Key to providing a meaningful setting for the training is Waterhouse Restaurant, established as an enterprise by Shoreditch Trust in 2008, which is open to the public and provides trainees with real industry experience in a live setting.

The money you spend in Waterhouse Restaurant supports our Blue Marble Training programme. Thank you.

Check out the '3angrymen' produced mini-documentary about our Blue Marble Training programme...

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Waterhouse Restaurant Reservations

Join us for breakfast or lunch, Monday to Friday, reservations welcome, but not required.

Have a birthday, wedding or important product launch coming up? We open at evenings and weekends for a limited number of large bookings and private events, at exceptional value. Get in touch or find out more on our events page.

Call: 020 7033 0123


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To request your reservation click the button above or email eat@waterhouserestaurant.co.uk

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