Search

Restaurant review: Princess of Shoreditch

16:46 28 December 2012

Princess of Shoreditch

Princess of Shoreditch

Archant

Downstairs at the Princess of Shoreditch, there’s a bustling gastropub and bar. But through a separate entrance and up a spiralling staircase, you’ll find a formal, fine dining restaurant.

The menus for both spaces strike many similarities and, indeed, several dishes are the same. But the restaurant menu – which we ate from – boasts more upmarket offerings such as pheasant and pork belly over the pub favourites served downstairs, such as gourmet fish and chips, burger and pies.

For starter, I went for the tiger prawn and lobster cocktail with marie rose sauce, with the seafood tasting beautifully fresh and succulent. Meanwhile, my friend chose the smoked haddock pate which was bursting with flavour with a nice and chunky texture, served with rustic bread.

Onto the main course, and I opted for the pan fried sea bass with tomato and lentil cassoulet – available on both the pub and restaurant menu. The fish was cooked superbly, flaking to the touch and the mild, delicate flavour of the flesh complemented perfectly by the autumnal flavours of the accompaniment.

My friend selected slow roasted Kilravock Farm pork belly, braised cheek, black pudding croquette, crackling and cider jus. He was bowled over by the tenderness of the meat, which was in no way fatty, and the intense flavour of the braised cheek trimming.

The crème brûlée we shared for dessert disappoint either.

This inviting pub and restaurant, which also boasts an extensive wine list with new bottles added on a monthly basis, delivers on all fronts. It’s not surprising that it won Time Out’s best new gastropub when it started out in 2010 and has recently been awarded a Michelin Bob Gourmand.

Related articles

0 comments

Latest Entertainment Stories

Yesterday, 17:02
A platter of Bunsmiths food at the Sebright Arms

New food brand at Haggerston boozer brings restaurant quality food with a pub price tag

Yesterday, 11:03
Will Ferrell and Steve Carell (pictured appearingon  the New Year's Eve Graham Norton Show) are just two Second City alumnis. Picture: PA/Yui Mok

Second City has built a reputation in America for producing its best comedians for over 50 years. Now, it is making its UK debut at Angel Comedy Club, finds Alex Bellotti.

Wed, 17:16
Alan Gilbert conducts the New York Philharmonic in Mahler 9 at Barbican Centre, Picture: Chris Lee

Alongside a headline performance of Stravinsky’s Petrushka, a week long collaboration between London and New York will see compositions written by young pen pals performed.

Saturday, April 11, 2015
A scene from Sweeney Todd by Stephen Sondheim @ London Coliseum.
(Opening 31-03-15)
©Tristram Kenton 03/15
(3 Raveley Street, LONDON NW5 2HX TEL 0207 267 5550  Mob 07973 617 355)email: tristram@tristramkenton.com

Meat and murder provide a duet to relish, says Bridget Galton

Most read entertainment

Competitions

Glen Moray whiskey could be winging its way to you.

The Glen Moray Classic is a classic Speyside single malt and forms the starting point for the Classic Range.

Seasons 1-4 on Blu-ray, as well as a shiny new Sony Blu-ray player could be coming your way!

To celebrate the fifth series of George RR Martin and HBO’s epic fantasy Game of Thrones, Ladbrokes is giving away a series one to four Blu-ray box set along with a Sony Blu-ray player to one lucky winner!

Digital Edition

Image
Read the $m.global.archantvariables.NewspaperTitle e-edition today E-edition
Family Notices 24


Our trusted business finder