When it comes to the midday meal, you’re spoilt for choice in Shoreditch. Whether you’re celebrating a team win or catching up with a colleague, here are ten top spots for lunch.
Blacklock’s usually all about the chops, but come 12pm on a weekday, the steak sarnies and aged beef pie and mash steal the show. Provided you work locally, the ‘workman’s lunch’ is such that it should have you fed and back at your desk within the hour.
This old bike shed lives another life as the name might suggest – a pimped-up canteen co-run by Margot Henderson. Accordingly, the food (pork terrine, grilled mackerel, blueberry tart, for example) isn’t out to impress anyone with creative plating or vibrant colours. If good, honest food had an embodiment, it’d be this.
Few mini chains are as reliable as Brindisa. Of course it shouldn’t be difficult, as they import (and sell) only the finest Spanish produce. For a leisurely lunch, the paella works wonders, if not two or three smaller dishes – such as gazpacho or gambas al ajillo – if you’re in more of a hurry.Continue Reading