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Le Ziz

Dear Residents,

If you are unhappy with the way Le Ziz Restaurant is further encroaching into the square with its tables and wind breaks, and generally think it looks a bit tatty and lets the square down, you can write to Councillor Peter Snell to voice your opinion. The council have a responsibility to maintain the integrity of the square. The more voices we have the more likely the council will listen and respond. So please get in touch!

Thank you


Peter snell email: Peter.Snell@hackney.gov.uk


7 responses

  1. Sushmita Dutta

    Thank you. Was wondering who to complain about this! It’s not only an eyesore but also seems to be indiscriminately encroaching into the look and feel of the square without any concern for others or for aesthetics.

    Wednesday, 23 November, 2016 at 8:20 am

  2. I actually like the relaxed seating area of Le Ziz and it seems orderly enough. It’s finally a great place for coffee and brunch at the weekends.

    Turtle Bay is about to build wind breaks and seating area outside too, certainly the same width, if not wider, than Le Ziz. In getting approved now with the Council.

    Wednesday, 23 November, 2016 at 9:47 am

  3. jacqs_p

    We are no longer on the Square however, Le Ziz for all its higglety piggledy design has always been extremely friendly with all and have brought much life along with the Route Cafe. Let’s also think about everything that they’ve given over the time they’ve been there… it would have been gloomier without them. 

    Sent from my Samsung device

    Wednesday, 23 November, 2016 at 10:08 am

  4. jase88

    This is a turkish restaurant representative of the larger community in Dalston and used by many locals, unlike other restaurants in the square. If this is a problem or you find it tacky, move out of Dalston.

    Wednesday, 23 November, 2016 at 10:28 am

    • tineslife

      Think as you may about Le Ziz, the aesthetics of the Square or the usefulness of restaurants to the residents of Dalston, but I don’t believe that telling people who do not conform with what you feel is “the larger community” to move out is acceptabe in any setting. The community we have built in the Square and in this online space is one of inclusiveness and mutual respect. No one should be asked to leave based on who they are or what they think!

      Wednesday, 23 November, 2016 at 11:45 pm

  5. Sprewster

    The biggest eyesore in the Square is the empty premises previously occupied by Japanese Canteen. Broken windows, boarded up door…who is responsible for the upkeep of this building?
    I think we should be giving full support to the businesses that are working hard to succeed, not easy when there is so much choice on the high street around the corner.

    Wednesday, 23 November, 2016 at 3:45 pm

  6. Yes, of course, encroachment is wrong. But do not all of us Dalstoners feel a little sympathy with the restaurant’s efforts to win customers in a highly competitive market with a shrinking client base.

    I wish Le Ziz would retreat to its correct borders. I also wish it success.

    — Davi, Ed., lovingdalston.co.uk

    Wednesday, 23 November, 2016 at 10:08 pm

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