Bull In A China Shop


Shacking up shop in the once redundant pub across the road from the infamous Tea Building in Shoreditch, the dapper chaps behind The Drunken Monkey have embarked on their second East London venture, with another wholly East London theme. Introducing, Bull In A China Shop. 

A 40 strong restaurant spot and 30 strong cocktail bar that markedly reflects East London's ever industrial, artistic persona, Bull In A China Shop is lovingly minimalistic and brimming with cool character thanks to interiors from Sara Lewin (of Cereal Killer infamy). Those looking to sup by the bar will be spoiled in rich whisky treats as Bull In A China Shop stock bold Japanese flavours from the likes of Karuizawa, Akashi and Ichiro.

Dining with Bull In A China Shop? Morning glory guests will get to chomp the clock away with pork, chicken, duck and Lap Chung sausage bao buns, and savoury congee porridge, while those tucking in a little later will enjoy spoils the likes of a black charcoal chicken burger with Japanese Panko flakes and black brioche bun (bamboo charcoal), or rich rotisserie chicken from heralded Simon Chan. Those needing a bit more formality in their life will also appreciate the three course, Thursday to Sunday set menu with lavished welcome cocktail.


  • London - Private Hire, London - Drinks and Finger Food
  • Wheelchair Access, Disabled Toilets
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Day Open Close Notes
Monday 9:30 22:30
Tuesday 9:30 22:30
Wednesday 9:30 22:30
Thursday 9:30 22:30
Friday 9:30 22:30
Saturday 10:00 22:30
Sunday 10:00 22:30



Bull In A China Shop, 196, Shoreditch High Street, E1 6LG



Nearest Station

Shoreditch High Street (Rail)


  • Cuisines

    This venue serves Asian/Oriental and Bar Snacks food.

  • A word from the chef:

    Asian chow is the dish of the day at Bull In A China Shop as guests can gorge on everything from rich bao buns in the morning, to a black charcoal chicken burger with Japanese Panko flakes in the evening.

Private Hire

Name Type Capacity
Cost Min spend
Min spend
Bull in a China Shop Venue Hire 27 50 - - -

* The minimum spends are a guideline only and vary according to the day and time of the year.

Customer Reviews (4)

Our Review

Bull In A China Shop Shoreditch - London Bar Review

Bull In A China Shop Shoreditch - London Bar Review

With a name like Bull in a China Shop my instant thoughts ran along the lines of the Orient, unpredictable (in theme, tastes and cocktail mixes), quirky (as per Shoreditch tradition) and housed within a small renovated shop… The Venue Opposite Boxpark Shoreditch is an old tea shop dressed in…