A peaceful, tranquil, restaurant on the banks of the Regent’s Canal, offering freshly made seasonal food. Waterhouse is a perfect spot for breakfast, lunch, business meetings or private events. We also offer conference and event catering, barbecues and festival food.
Founded by east London charity Shoreditch Trust in 2008, as a social enterprise, the restaurant adheres to principles of regeneration and sustainability, minimising its impact on the environment and supporting our local community.
Waterhouse hosts Shoreditch Trust's Blue Marble Training. The programme provides chef training and support for young people who have faced challenging life circumstances.
The programme combines professional chef training in a live kitchen with practical and emotional support using a narrative therapy model. It equips young people to overcome difficulties, acquire life skills and build confidence to transition into employment as chefs in the vibrant east London hospitality industry, or return to formal education.
Proceeds from the restaurant contribute to the cost of equipping, training and supporting young chefs. Every meal eaten at Waterhouse helps Hackney.
Honouring the natural beauty of our setting, Waterhouse works in harmony with the environment. Rooftop solar panels provide the kitchen’s energy supply and the flooring is formed from recycled rubber. Takeaway materials are biodegradable and the bathrooms include a paperless toilet with built in bidet, for the truly environmentally conscious!
Much of the produce used in the restaurant is fairtrade, whilst kitchen scraps are used in the restaurant stockpot, providing future tasty meals.
The restaurant’s sublime waterside terrace houses a living island installed by the Canal and River Trust, encouraging local wildlife back to our waterways.
We are always happy to share our work and learning with like minded people. Please get in touch for media interviews on sustainability, social enterprise and young people in Hackney.