Charmed and sated at the Princess of Shoreditch
With no plans on where to grab a bite to eat in the Shoreditch area we thought that the Princess of Shoreditch looked promising… and boy were we right.
Arriving shortly after 9pm it was clearly busy, but timing is everything and we spotted the only table available in the bar and quickly grabbed it. Delighted to find that full table service was available, we were quickly welcomed by the friendly staff and told about the specials for the evening. The menu looked excellent and tempting as it was to go for a full blow out, we knew that sticking with a main course was more realistic. M went for the pork chop with various accompaniments including chorizo and I order the pie of the day. To accompany this we ordered a bottle of old vine garnacha (Spain) and tap water.
Our drinks quickly arrived and there was just a short wait for food. M was delighted with her choice and commented on how nice it was to see chorizo offered with a non-fish dish. My pie of the day was chicken and tarragon served with spring onion mash and green beans wrapped in sausagemeat and breadcrumbs (like a sausage-shaped scotch egg… without the egg) - everything was delicious. The wine was excellent and our water glasses were constantly refilled by the attentive staff.
The generous sized mains meant we declined dessert and simply savoured the atmosphere of such a friendly and welcoming environment a little while longer. It was only on checking out their website that I ‘discovered’ the upstairs dining room – if the charm of the downstairs pub is anything to go by then that must be a little corner of heaven! I have to go back to find out…