Food & Drinks

If you’re looking for places to eat in Hackney Downs then our kitchen is one to come back to time and time again, we work on a rotation to have different vendors in our kitchens so you can come back again and again and never get bored.


  • If you want an honest real quality and relaxed time, this is the place for you! The staff, the atmosphere is just all you need in life ! Prepare yourself for simply have a good time.

    SuperM - Design My Night review
  • Excellent Sunday roast and bloody Mary’s. Service was unbeatable.

    Kerry - DMN Review
  • Always have a great time, super friendly staff and great burgers!

    Becky - Design My Night
  • Loved this stylish pub with great service, food and atmosphere. What more could you ask for. I’ll be back!

    Scarlett Franklin - Google Review
  • Had one of the biggest (and most enjoyable) roast dinners here. Spent the gorgeous sunny afternoon here with friends. Very relaxing place and friendly staff. Reasonably priced too.

    Anthony Smith - Google review
  • I've visited The Star a few times now and it never disappoints. Lovely atmosphere, pleasant bar staff and always good music and booze.

    If you haven't tried it already, they do an absolutely wicked bloody mary - 10/10 would recommend to a friend.

    Rowan Honeysett - Google review

Every Tuesday


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The Wall of Fame

Roll up and be part of the photo tombola. Our pub wouldn’t be anything without you lovely lot and we want your photos to shine… don’t look too far though, some of them take some awful ones too. Next time you visit us make sure to tag your snap with the hashtag below to appear on our wall. – You’ll be a star kid. 

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S O U N D S G O O D !

WATS winter warmer, end of November starbyhackneydowns with Phil Mison and Andy Taylor spinning the good stuff long into the night. Music, dancing and good vibes guaranteed. Sat 30 Nov, 7-1am, free entry. Everyone welcome. Spread the word🙏🏻 #soundsgood #wearethesunset #abalearicgathering #since2013 #philmison #cafedelmar #ibiza #cantoma #reverso68 #highwoodrecordings #balearicbeat #goodvibes #winterwarmer #hackney #starbyhackneydowns
Yesterday’s swishing finds. Very pleased with what I got: black skirt, shirt and cardie plus flats for work, frilly white tops, pink vest, silky camis, denim dungaree dress and a handbag!

Once again, thank you so much to everyone who came along and donated. Thanks to your support I have now reached over the £350 target for mindcharity and the race isn’t even for another 11 weeks! So chuffed 😘 let’s keep going - my work will match my fundraising!! #swishing #swish #swishingparty #swapdontshop #circulareconomy #circularfashion #zerowaste #slowfashion #thrifting #moneysaving #hackney #starbyhackneydowns #london #mindcharity #mentalhealth #londonlandmarkshalfmarathon #fundraiser
I can’t wait for Thursday! My two favourite things...The Glenlivet and cheese!  Only a couple of tickets remaining! ✨🥃🧀💫 #repost #starbyhackneydowns #theglenlivet #cheese #tasting #pairing #thewhisky #scotch #whisky #speyside #simplyspeyside #chivasgraduates #chivasbrothers #chivas #prukbeat #pruklife #beat #scotland #london
‘The Star by Hackney Downs Joins Bloc’ 
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starbyhackneydowns is one of the latest venues to join Bloc’s advertising. A star was born when the venue was created by the team at electricstarpubs as the venue is energetic and perfect for Bloc users.

Users can check-in here to get 6 ⭐️, eat delicious food, order reasonably priced drinks and even do free karaoke 💃🕺. Check-in and check it out today, you won’t regret it 🎉
Happy Sunday. It’s the best day of the week! 🍗🥦🥔🥬🥕🍷💤
STOP EVERYTHING. I've just had THE BEST new burger I've had in a long time, and it has to go in my top 3. 
This is the Two's Up from burgerandbeyond.
2 x 45 day aged beef patties (chuck/brisket/marrow), double American cheese, bacon, potato sticks, lettuce, grilled onions and smokey Mayo. £12.50.
This burger is BIG. The beef is 160g and there's 2 patties! My first bite gave me an instant similarity to Dirty Burger, my first love. The juiciness and quality of a really good beef, provided by Rare Breed Meat co, with a smokey Mayo taste, almost like a mustard when mixed with the saltiness of the bacon. This definitely has an aura of the Greedy Bear from Burger Bear with added potato chips to give it a crunch, all inside a seeded brioche bun. 
Tomorrow I'm gonna give you a full feature on Burger and Beyond, with Craig, the mastermind behind it all, plus over the next few days you'll see 3 more burgers on my Instagram from them.
It's not often I beg people to go check out somewhere. I can only think of slowrichies and cheeky_burger, but you should definitely come to their launch party tomorrow night at starbyhackneydowns where you'll also catch me DJing from 7-10! Check their Facebook page for info on the launch party!
#burger #burgers #burgerporn #food #foodporn #yum #instafood #yummy #photooftheday #dinner #lunch #tasty #eating #foodpic #foodpics #eat #hungry #foodgasm #foods #beef #meat #cheeseburger #london #bacon #meatlovers #🍔 #burgerandbeyond #starbyhackneydowns #starofhackneydowns

Opening Times

Monday - Friday
4pm - 10pm
Saturday - Sunday
12pm - 10pm


35 Queensdown Road, London E5 8NN