Nestled in the heart of London’s trend-setting Dalston, Downstairs offers a contemporary version of the traditional European Brasserie. Our association with The Vortex carries into the eclectic music played throughout the day: 70's jazz-rock/psychedelia, Indian classical, early-80's Brit-punk, traditional flemenco… Enjoy the sounds, the continentally trained coffee baristas and the highly acclaimed patiserie’s in Dalston’s hippest take on European cafe culture.
Evening’s bring the opportunity to enjoy our widely lauded dinner menu, cocktail nights, DJ’s and live music. From Braziliana-house and Samba-rock to experimental English folk and freely improvised music. Downstairs @ The Vortex sits as the rock upon which the world of contemporary urban culture breaks