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Restaurant review: Filthy MacNasty’s, EC1

PUBLISHED: 12:28 15 October 2012 | UPDATED: 15:21 18 October 2012

Filthy Macnasty's

Filthy Macnasty's

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Billing itself as ‘just another pub’ in cahoots with its Essex Road brother The New Rose, Filthy’s better fits that bill.

Restaurant info:

Filthy MacNasty’s

68 Amwell Street, EC1R 1UU

Tube: Angel

Tel: 020 8617 3505

Web: www.filthymacnastys.co.uk

Mains: from £7

Wine: from £14

Children welcome:Yes, until 7pm

Disabled access: Yes

Perched on the corner of a semi-residential spot between the roaring traffic of Pentonville Road and the hipster haunts of Exmouth Market, this unassuming boozer was peppered with suits, students and creative types on our mid-week visit.

Food has to fight it out against Filthy’s decent whiskey collection for priority here, and it’s wisely kept things basic with a coterie of burger and pizza options, extended with salmon fishcakes and ploughman’s.

The hand-made pizzas are great value for a fiver (weekday lunchtimes) or less (two-for-one Monday nights) and still fair at £8.50 for a decent topping of anchovies, capers, olives and mozzarella. The dough was light and thin(ish) too.

A dense homemade bun held up well with my stacked, greasy but tasty lamb and rosemary burger (£9), which boasted some of the best skin-on chips I’ve had in a long time.

Filthy MacNasty’s

www.filthymacnastys.co.uk

And the smoked chicken salad with baby artichoke and sundried tomato (£8.50) was passable at least.

We weren’t too worried that we couldn’t find room for the ice cream scoops which qualified as £5 desserts.

The cheapest options turn out to be the best; scotch egg and piccalilli (£3.50) and chips (£3) are great for both your wallet and your tastebuds.

Don’t make any special plans to visit; just know that, should your belly cry ‘burger’ and you’re in the area, this place’ll do just fine.

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