Sunday, 25 September 2011

The Princess of Shoreditch - EC2A 4NE

Date: Sunday 25th September, 2011

Choice: Heather
Who was there: Heather, Angel & Ellen.

This place was packed to the rafters! Well, we did have a late lunch today 2.30.
Claire and Justin could not make it as Claire is heavily pregnant and it was a bit too far to come over the other side of London, so it was just Heather, Ellen & Angel.
The place is lovely, typical gastropub and filled with all the locals you would expect to find around Shoreditch. The tables were very close together, but Heather said she had been years ago and there was an ‘old-man-pub’ feel to downstairs and a lovely restaurant upstairs. So downstairs has been updated and is really quite nice.
There was a really long wait for the food once we were finally seated and ordered, but the nice waiter came and apologised, which he had to do again when we were waiting for our deserts.
They have a mixed roast  - which gives you a slice of beef, pork and chicken – Heather had this and Angel & Ellen both had the beef . The waitress warned us that the beef would be medium-rare and that if we wanted it could be cooked more, which was refreshing. So Angel had his well done and Ellen medium-well.
The duck fat potatoes were really crisp outside and fluffy inside, and the roasts were served with a delicious mashed root vegetables, beans, cabbage, broccoli and a Yorkshire pudding. All really well cooked, nothing overcooked. A really enjoyable roast.
Deserts we sublime, Angel had the Sticky Toffee pudding which was a generous slice of pudding served with a creamy vanilla ice cream, the pudding was light and cake like, with a sticky gooey sauce. Heather had the chocolate fondant which oozed a thick chocolate sauce and was also served with ice cream. Ellen had the cheese platter, which had a nice selection of cheeses served with red grapes and a nutty bread, but the cheese servings were a bit mean.

Mixed Roast - £15.50
Roast Beef - £15
Sticky Toffee Pudding - £5.75
Warm chocolate fondant with vanilla ice cream - £5.75
Selection of Artisan cheese served with apricot chutney - £7.95
Website: Princess of Shorditch
Bookings: yes

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