Hit Dalston restaurant Fed By Water sunk by water problem plans new venue

fed©DA0418: vegan resto Fed By Water in Kingsland Shopping Centre, Kingsland Hi St, #Dalston #London © david.altheer@gmali,com 030418
Happier times: Fed By Water last month April 2017 shortly after its reopening

* UPDATE July 2018: Fed By Water has moved temporarily to the narrow site of the former pub next to Dalston Kingsland Overground, immediately northwest of the station


A RESTAURANT THAT QUICKLY won a following for its blend of vegan food, Italian cooking, good wines and craft beer has closed.

Fed By Water has quit its Kingsland High Street, Dalston site. It aims to reopen but no more information is yet available.

The closure will disappoint young professionals, who often filled the small premises. The venue’s opening happened to coincide with the explosion in Hackney of veganism and Fed became popular not only with vegetarians and others wanting at least to try dining on something other than dead creatures. .

But Fed By Water had been enduring a problem of, paradoxically, water leakage, and the restaurant had to close earlier this spring while discussions opened with the landlord about a solution.

fed©DA0518: Kingsland Shopping Centre, Hi St Dalston E8 170518 © david.altheer@gmail.com
Lockout: the sight that is disappointing hungry Hackneyites

The problem seemed to have been overcome when Fed reopened a few weeks later. 

Now, however, the premises has been taken back by the landlord, which owns the shopping centre that includes Sainsbury’s. A curt notice at the former restaurant’s entrance says that the landlord obtained “peaceable re-entry” and that the lease held by Fed “has been forfeited”. 

David Altheer 170518 

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* Fed By Water was at 64 Kingsland High Street, Dalston E8 2LX.

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