Harden's survey result
“Always buzzing” Spitalfields gastropub, with the rare option to eat (in summer) “in the rooftop garden where they grow veg and herbs”. Cleverly converted from an old corner boozer three years ago, it inspired mixed feedback in its second year but scores have recovered their mojo of late, with some reports of “very good” cooking.
An “inventive” approach helps win fans for this Spitalfields two-year-old – a wittily updated old corner boozer, with a more upscale dining room over the happening bar. However, it’s not the fave rave it was when it first burst on the scene.
After a wizard start, this year-old Spitalfields “hipster hangout” – “a carefully curated, shabby-chic dining room over a frenetic bar” – put in a more mixed showing this year. Fans still praise its “simple”, “innovative” dishes and “efficient service”, but sceptics are scathing about the staff’s “cavalier attitude” and food that’s “really nothing to write home about given the hype”.
“A superb new addition to Spitalfields” – this old gin-palace underwent a “cool and comfy refurb” this year, and combines a busy bar with a more “chilled upstairs dining room”; prices are not bargain basement, but the best dishes from its “inventive” menu are “exceptional”.
The Culpeper Restaurant Diner Reviews
"We ate on the rooftop. The food was between ok and dire. The fish stew was heavily flavoured with dried shrimp and little else - so it tasted super funky. The baked camembert was fine. I didn't have the pork belly but the guests I was with did and said it was almost entirely fat with an unpleasant dipping sauce. The roof terrace now has a canopy which obscures most of the view."
40 Commercial St, London, E1 6LP
|Number of Diners:|
|Monday||6 pm-10:30 pm|
|Tuesday||12 pm-3 pm, 6 pm-10:30 pm|
|Wednesday||12 pm-3 pm, 6 pm-10:30 pm|
|Thursday||12 pm-3 pm, 6 pm-10:30 pm|
|Friday||12 pm-3 pm, 6 pm-10:30 pm|
|Saturday||6 pm-10:30 pm|