All posts tagged: shoreditch

Bones, Kingsland Road

Where Bones, Kingsland Road What A new all-day restaurant from Joff and Simeon Goodman, the guys behind the fabulous organic and fairtrade store, The Grocery. Situated on Kingsland Road, the restaurant showcases dishes both off and on-the-bone, be it falling off, braised, racked, rotisseried, just picked, pulled or plucked. The experience For me, Kingsland Road has been a go to place for many things; whether that be a cocktail at Jaguar Shoes, a dance at Catch, or a delicious hearty Vietnamese meal at one of the many Vietnamese restaurants on the strip. But now, I shall remember it as an awesome place to go whenever I have a meat craving. I visited Bones a few weeks ago and tried what felt like most of the dishes on offer. There are dishes to share and we tried an amazing Tuscan panzanella salad with tomato, roasted red onions, croutons and garlic and roasted aubergine with feta, pomegranate, chilli and tahini dressing. We also shared the amazing burrata starter with basil oil, chilli flakes and sourdough bread, plus …

Jubo at Bedroom Bar, Shoreditch

What is it with the current obsession with chicken? Oh yea, maybe it’s the fact that, cooked well and with a bit of imagination, it’s utterly DELICIOUS!? I threw in imagination here because last week I was invited to try Jubo, a brand new Korean restaurant at Bedroom Bar in Shoreditch. Opening in September, Jubo will feature a Korean menu with a difference. Jubo takes inspiration from K-Town in New York and the street foods of Seoul, South Korea and the team has developed a sharing menu with dishes including chicken wings and strips (boneless thighs), steamed buns, subs and pickles. We tried most of the menu last week and were impressed with the honey & soy chicken wings and the pickles. The steamed buns and steak bulgogi sub needed way more filling (we ended up scraping the steak bulgogi filling out) but I’m sure with various feedback those changes will be made before opening. We also enjoyed a taster of Korean Hite beer, a good thirst quencher to match the chicken. JUBO will open …

Hoxton Street Market – I Love It

Recently I came across Hoxton Street Market and I have to say, I rather like it. I was there for the opening party a few weeks ago and it was great to see people dancing in the streets while enjoying the range of delicious street food on offer. I tried out an amazing Korean salad from Korrito – a Korean/Mexican fusion stall whose signature dish is a Korean Burrito. But this is no new market. Hoxton Street market has been trading since 1687 but the new stalls are injecting a bit of new life into the street. Head down on a Saturday and you will find food stalls such as Cannon’s British charcuterie and Hoxton Bakery, alongside beautiful homewares, vintage fashion and handcrafeted accessories including handspun yarns from Sheep of Steel, vintage clothing from Aurelia Dupas and Juan is Dead’s collectables from the afterlife. For more information on Hoxton Street market, follow @hoxtonstmarket on Twitter.

Brawn

As you may have seen, I only very recently visited Terroirs for the first time so having heard that the owners have just opened a brand new restaurant on Columbia Road called Brawn, we decided to take my mum and check it out when she came to visit the weekend before Christmas. It was the coldest day of the year and we trudged across London through the snow to get there. Market stalls outside were selling Christmas trees like crazy, which added to the Christmassy atmosphere! Brawn doesn’t have a sign outside – luckily we had taken note of the building number before we left. The decor is different to Terroirs – Brawn is very East London with cool, vintage/reclaimed furniture and the inside is white, much brighter than Terroirs. The tables are white with old reclaimed wooden chairs, good quality cutlery and very thin glass beakers, which I LOVE. I scanned down the menu and immediately decided to order the Pork Rillete – after having the Duck version at Terroirs a couple of weeks …