Restaurants in Shoreditch
Discover the best places to eat in Shoreditch with our hand-picked guide. Shoreditch is home to some of the best restaurants in London, each with their own unique quirks and niches that make eating out in this super cool part of town a real treat. We've gathered a few of our favourite eating out spots together in this guide; read on for DesignMyNight's recommended Shoreditch restaurants!
Last updated on 24th March 2017
A proper, old-fashioned boozer which dates back to the 17th century, The Owl & Pussycat is a home from home filled with charm and vintage trinkets. Serving up a choice of the finest food and drink, cosy up on leather sofas by the roaring fire during wintertime, or kick back in the cracking suntrap terrace to soak in those rays if you’re visiting in the warmer months.
Shoreditch also boasts one of the best restaurants dedicated to German delicacies in the whole of town. The Bavarian Beerhouse - with its authentic lederhosen, live oompah music and steinfuls of beer - is a party-focused restaurant well suited to lads nights out and special occasions with a difference. Feast on currywurst and schnitzel in a social atmosphere at this cheery Old Street favourite.
For your fix of indulgent Americana BBQ in Shoreditch, look no further than Blues Kitchen. You’ll encounter a menu crammed with show-stopping burgers, chicken, catfish, steak, chilli, ribs and pulled pork, cooked with that renowned Blues Kitchen expertise. The choice of bourbons, beers, spirits and cocktails is equally as compelling, and we haven’t even mentioned the live bands and DJs that come to the fore when the plates are cleared away…
Urban Coterie is a kitchen, cocktail bar and private member’s lounge located on the 17th floor of the M by Montcalm hotel. Offering sweeping views that look out towards the city, head chef Martin Zahumensky prepares a feast of simple and unfussy plates, while the team at the bar create classics with a twist and signature libations alike.
Consistently rated as one of the top restaurants in east London, the Jones Family Project is a mighty fine steak restaurant, bar and grill in Shoreditch. There’s a lovely choice of lighter salads and risotto dishes but this would more suit groups looking for a full on feast; sirloin steaks, oxtail burgers and Indian spiced grilled chickens are expertly prepared via the josper charcoal oven.
You’ll find this vibrant, uplifting restaurant occupying the first two floors of the stunning M by Montcalm Hotel in tech city. Head chef Jamie Hibbert keeps the focus on a feel-good menu of comfort food using the finest seasonal ingredients. Take your pick between a spread of joser grilled steaks, crispy potato terrine and roasted seafood plates, with highly inventive, vibrant cocktails in support. An absolute winner of a Shoreditch restaurant.
You’ll probably know Bounce more for its ping-pong, but there’s also a seriously cool restaurant to discover here. Found away from the main Shoreditch hub, there’s innovative bar food, premium canapes and an exciting a la carte menu to ponder, as well as a dedicated pizza counter churning out the best in traditional Italian pizza and antipasti.
A top Asian restaurant in Shoreditch, just shy of Hoxton, Viet Grill not only joins the Vietnamese clan of restaurants found on Kingsland Road, they're boasting a roster of authentic and creative dishes alongside a trendy, basement bar.
Granted, this place is more of a fun-time party bar made for cutting shapes at the weekend, but Barrio Shoreditch also offers a storming range of Mexican dishes. Dig in to lamb chilli tacos, nachos clasicos and quesadillas, all wallet-friendly and best enjoyed during Amigo Hour, when cocktails are just a fiver.
Dream Bags is one of the quirkiest and most interesting places to dine in Shoreditch. Book a table at their open and spacious ground floor restaurant to enjoy cocktails and an Italian menu that features stone-baked pizzas and pasta dishes prepared using the finest Sardinian ingredients.
Get yourself down to Boxpark for all your BBQ food needs. They specialise in everything from meaty ribs, to pulled pork to hound dogs – enough to make your belly rumble just thinking about it. And if that wasn’t enough American goodness for you, there’s tonnes of American beers, cocktails and bourbon.