The East End of London has many great places to eat. You can, for example, enjoy traditional pub food in a wide range of historic pubs; or you can enjoy a mouth watering portion of Fish and Chips in the Happy Days Fish and Chip Shop on Goulston Street.
Indeed, our guides are of the humble opinion that Happy Days offer some of the best Fish and Chips in London and it is a favourite venue with many of the groups who take our Jack the Ripper Tour who like to end their walk with a meal.
But the East End also has Brick Lane which is lined with some of the finest, if not the finest, curry houses in London.
As you walk along Brick Lane you’ll be amazed by how many of the waiters of the restaurants will approach you to make you an offer you can’t refuse! Free glass of beer, free bottle of wine wit your meal, or £10 discount on the bill are all popular offerings to win your custom. And, to be honest, the majority of those restaurants offer delicious meals.
But, from a Jack the Ripper perspective, the one we recommend for those taking our Jack the Ripper walk is the Sheraz and the junction of Brick Lane and Thrawl Street. Not only is it one of the best of the curry houses it is also linked to the story of Jack the Ripper.
In 1888 the building that houses the Sheraz was the Frying Pan Public House. It was here that Mary Nichols, the first victim of Jack the Ripper, drank away her doss money in the early hours of 31st August 1888. He body was found in nearby Buck’s Row a few hours later.
If you stand outside the Sheraz and look up you will make out the original name of the premises in brick relief high up on the gable.
So if you’re looking to round off your evening with a meal then why not consider booking a table at the Sheraz?