RestaurantsLondonShoreditchEC2A

survey result

Summary

£70
  £££
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Poor
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* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

This potentially “very interesting” yearling in Shoreditch (on the site long famous as Eyre Brothers, RIP) with a ‘fire and ice’ theme – a combination of open-hearth, roast dishes with a raw seafood bar – failed to ignite passions amongst our reporters in its first 12 months, despite some adulatory press reviews. Some fans did proclaim its “amazing” dishes, but others said “how I hate this place” citing “terrible food and snotty service”. Perhaps the management just didn’t gel, as Jackson Boxer unexpectedly severed his ties with the place in August 2019, leaving Andrew Clarke to soldier on solo.

Summary

£70
  £££
1
Poor
2
Average
2
Average
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

This potentially “very interesting newcomer” in Shoreditch (on the site long famous as Eyre Brothers, RIP) with a ‘fire and ice’ theme – a combination of open-hearth, roast dishes with a raw seafood bar – failed to ignite passions amongst our reporters in its first 12 months, despite some adulatory press reviews. Some fans did proclaim its “amazing” dishes, but others said “how I hate this place” citing “terrible food and snotty service”. Perhaps the management just didn’t gel, as Jackson Boxer unexpectedly severed his ties with the place in August 2019, leaving Andrew Clarke to soldier on solo.

Summary

£70
  £££
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Formerly the site of Eyre Brothers (sadly RIP) then very briefly the very short-lived 70 Leonard St (not so sadly RIP) – now this Shoreditch venue has been taken over by Jackson Boxer (of Brunswick House/LASSCO fame) and Andrew Clarke and given a very Shoreditch makeover (lots of polished concrete), plus an ice bar for raw fish and shellfish, and open-hearth cooking for meat and vegetables. Early press reviews (“cutting edge”, “vivid”, “concentrated”, “musky”, “smokey acidity”, “almost-too-pungent”) suggest the cuisine’s certainly not boring, and arguably an expression of “mad genius”.

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Restaurant details

No dress code
70

Prices

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Veggies Pudding
£8.00 £18.00 £5.00 £7.00
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £24.00
Filter Coffee £3.00
Extras  
Service 12.50%
70 Leonard Street, London, EC2A 4QX
Opening hours
MondayCLOSED
Tuesday12 pm‑12 am
Wednesday12 pm‑12 am
Thursday12 pm‑12 am
Friday12 pm‑12 am
Saturday12 pm‑12 am
SundayCLOSED

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