Zigfrid wanted to create spaces that punks, artists, musicians, IT people and all around cool heads and free thinkers could inhabit. He focused on Hoxton Square and linked up with some of the Goldsmiths graduates who had a studio there. They were Paul Daly, Garry Hume, Sarah Lucas, Richard Patterson - all young punks. Ziggy and Daly struck up a friendship and decided to open a space that brings together people of all ages.
Zigfrid von Underbelly was born: a home from home eating, drinking and thinking establishment aimed at people who believe "free your mind and your ass will follow". At the moment nobody knows where Ziggy is and as usual he is running things from the shadows and tall trees. He's back at the heart of the Berlin electronic music scene I bet.
Shoreditch clubbing, dining and drinking can all be enjoyed at Zigfrid von Underbelly in a wonderful, quirky and completely non-sensical mish-mash of interiors. One of the best London late night DJ bars without a doubt thanks to their off-kilter stance and post-sundown antics.
|Pint of Lager||£4.20|
|Bottle of Lager (330ml)||£4.00|
|Bottle of Cider (568ml)||£5.50|
|Spirit and Mixer (50ml double shot and mixer)||£8.50|
|Glass of Wine (175ml measure Large )||£6.50|
|Bottle of House Wine||£17.50|
|Bottle of Champagne||£49.50|
|Zigfrid von Underbelly food menu||Download|
A word from the chef:
An honest home cooked menu of all things that make us happy: steak & burgers, but also grilled or baked fish of the day and salads, as well as pizza and sharing platters. We have made sure that each section on our menu has something for vegetarians and vegans too, so everyone can come together and have a good time! Our brunch is served on Saturdays & Sundays until 4pm and Sundays are roast days all day long.
Set in the heart of bustling Hoxton, Zigfrid Von Underbelly is a fun and raucous drinking den that boasts one of the best party atmospheres in East London. With regular DJs and live acts on the cards, it’s never a quiet night when you pay this...
Reply from Zigfrid von UnderbellyHi there and oh dear, it must be the table with the biggest couch we have ever managed to find and the Freemason's throne - it's generally one of the best spots in the house and great for meeting people! We're really sorry the cold weather got to you and that we got so busy on the night! ZvU x
Reply from Zigfrid von UnderbellyHello! We're terribly sorry - we have a practice of relocating the bar stools at busy times and will be looking into why this instruction wasn't followed on this occasion. We're constantly working on staff training so all your comments are duly noted and appreciated. We hope you will check back sometime soon! ZvU x
Reply from Zigfrid von UnderbellyHello, it appears that the automated confirmation system had outmanoeuvred the manager who missed this in the haste of Christmas parties. Were extremely sorry and cannot apologise enough! We're doing everything in our power so that this doesn't happen again. ZvU x
Reply from Zigfrid von UnderbellyHi Alberto, thank you for choosing us for your birthday and it's good to read you think our venue is nice! Zigfrid usually has a nice buzz about it, but sometimes on a Tuesday, right after a bank holiday, when everyone has partied out and overspent the salary that hit their bank accounts what feels like 5 minutes ago, it can be quiet, yes. We would have liked to hope that one would still find it cozy and interesting to hang out with us. Happy belated birthday! x
Reply from Zigfrid von UnderbellyHi Ed, What a bummer! We are really, really sorry about that sunny table! The team member who handled your booking and missed the note about the table outside will be trained again on handling bookings. We're sorry we had ran out of mash that day, but the pies also come with chips. In any case, we'll definitely discuss the cabageness of the salad with the chef. We're sorry you didn't appreciate the chef explaining it, the waiter simply wasn't sure how to take all that laughing. Apologies again and here's to more sunny days in London so you can maybe give us another chance?!
Reply from Zigfrid von UnderbellyHi Dani, Oh no! We are not sure how this could have happened since we had your name on one of the best tables in the house! We do need to turn tables and for that reason our reserved signs say that other guests are welcome to hang around until the party who booked the table arrives. Our booking confirmation emails ask guests to inform a staff member once they have arrived so that we can make sure your table is ready for you and the bar tab in return for your booking deposit is set up. If you have a minute, drop us a line with more info please so we can make sense of how this could have happened. Please accept our apologies and we look forward to seeing you again! Zx
Reply from Zigfrid von UnderbellyHi Remi, We are very happy that you have had a great time with us in the past and chose to bring your team over for that reason - thank you. We are shocked to get this feedback as nothing of this sort was voiced to us on the night. We have checked our cameras and can see that there were 5 minutes between the first and the last starter, 15 minutes between the first and the last main and the same with the first and the last dessert to be brought to the table. 30 minutes is therefore a bit of an exaggeration. We have a fairly small kitchen and all of your dishes were prepared fresh and indeed, we cannot knock out 30 dishes at once and therefore offer a more of a relaxed, homey experience, apologies if this wasn't to your liking. The manager on duty has confirmed that another member of your party did indeed ask about entry to Underbelly which wasn't unfortunately possible. We don't know who voiced this to her, perhaps it was a misunderstanding, but we never have DJs in Underbelly until 1am on Thursdays. Neither this or the fact that Underbelly would be open to the public on that night was confirmed during the booking process - we confirmed that there wold be a DJ until 1am in upstairs Zigfrid, the room you were having your meal in. The duty manager was under the impression she managed to deal with all the requests you had. Again, we are sorry if we got anything wrong - the impression we got was that you stayed almost until closing time being happy. If there's anything left to clarify, drop us a line please and we hope to have you visit us soon again! Zx
Reply from Zigfrid von UnderbellyHi Rikki, Thank you for your feedback and we are very happy to hear you had a good overall experience! Apologies for the speed of service, there is nothing else in the whole world we would love more than having a big fan celebrate with us for the whole night. Sometimes it happens that we are a team member short, but in general it's something we are working on constantly. We hope you've been back since and look forward to seeing you again and again. Zx
Reply from Zigfrid von UnderbellyDear Katie, We are very sorry everything didn't go to plan this time. Our security works on the door and cannot leave their post. We don't really have a greeter so when you make a booking we kindly ask our guests to let a staff member inside the venue know that you have arrived so they can show you to your table. If you didn't make a booking then it's all democratic and you are free to take a seat at any table that doesn't have a reserved sign on it; or you can ask a staff member inside the venue to assist you. Apologies if this wasn't clear to you. We also apologise for the long wait for food, rest assured, there's no grease added to our pizzas - we only use fresh and quality ingredients, including cheese that melts in the oven. We are also sorry for not being able to move the table in front of the fire exit means of escape. We sincerely hope that you'll give us another chance! Zx
Reply from Zigfrid von UnderbellyHi Mark, Thanks for coming down - your custom is always very much appreciated! We would also appreciate if you accepted our apologies and would like to offer an explanation from our side. The Saturday in question was a very busy one for us. We were almost fully booked and also had a large group of 50 from lunchtime who stayed well into the night and used all the remaining space. We accept the table booked for you was on a small side, but it can seat 5 and there is also some place for standing and mingling. The manager who dealt with you has said he moved the people seated at your table and had it cleaned quickly. You did complain about the size of the table and the manager apologised. He did mention that the booking email says that the area is some seated, some standing. In order to make it up to you, the manager offered that he could move you to Underbelly downstairs when the bands had finished and you seemed happy with that. He was very apologetic and has said he would not have left you had he thought you were unhappy. Having said all that, we thank you for your comments and are looking into making our booking system clearer and will also check what happened with the air conditioning. We don't, however, accept that the place is run down as we continuously work on the upkeep of our interior. Of course, we do get very busy and things might not be as polished well into Saturday night. We'll take everything constructive on board and hope you'll visit us again sometime soon, but please do remember that we are all just doing our job the best we can, trying to improve the independent business that is Zigfrid von Underbelly. So calling us "f**king useless!!!!!" is not actually true nor constructive seeing as we did our best and offered you a big booth in Underbelly as a gesture which you appeared to have accepted. Zx
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