This iconic Shoreditch venue has risen once more from the ashes. Originally it was set to reopen in Spring 2020 with a bar and restaurant (ground floor Engine Hall / mezzanine Copper Bar); open for al fresco dining from April 2021. The Timber Loft, an "epic" top floor bar & restaurant will open from 21 June.
Harden's survey result
We have Tracey Emin and Madness front-man Suggs to thank, along with the rest of the OPEN campaign, for saving this iconic (for once the word is merited) Shoreditch landmark north of Liverpool Street, which – after its original launch in 2000 – became a seminal venue for emerging hipster East London. It closed in 2014 when it was about to be flattened for a skyscraper, but this 5,000 sq ft former rail power station (built in 1893) reopened in April 2021, initially with its terrace in operation. This was followed in May and June by its ground-floor ‘Engine Hall’ bar and restaurant and first-floor ‘Timber Loft’. Survey feedback was too limited for a rating, but all-round extremely positive.
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Have you eaten at The Light Bar?
|Wine per bottle||£29.00|
233 Shoreditch High Street, London, E1 6PJ
|Tuesday||5 pm‑10 pm|
|Wednesday||12 pm‑10 pm|
|Thursday||12 pm‑10 pm|
|Friday||12 pm‑10 pm|
|Saturday||12 pm‑10 pm|
|Sunday||12 pm‑8 pm|