Four fire engines and 21 firefighters and officers dealt with a fire in a range of shopping units on Bethnal Green Road in Shoreditch.
Part of a restaurant on the first floor on the first floor was damaged by the blaze. A man left the restaurant before firefighters arrived.
Our 999 control officers took a number of calls in the early stages as smoke could be seen pouring out of the units.
The Brigade was called at 1013 and the fire is under control by 1056. The cause of the fire is under investigation.