SHOREDITCH | E1
Whilst its quirky fixtures and dark wood panelling make it feel like it's been there for ages, Bull In A China Shop is relatively new on the scene, with its second summer promising a pop-up garden opening soon.
The bar and restaurant have buckets of personality, are appropriately ‘hipster’ in their Shoreditch surroundings, and boast a spirit offering focused around an extensive, and sometimes rare, selection of premium whiskies.
Their lunch menu (12pm - 4pm during the week and 10am - 12pm on weekends) involves 1/4 rotisserie chicken with a choice of two hearty salads or triple cooked hand-cut chips, for £6.75. The soft and meaty bird is brined with ginger and marinated overnight in yoghurt with Asian spices, then glazed with Nikka whisky.
From the list of salads, expect the likes of avocado and cucumber with tomato, red onion and crispy garlic; a super food salad with quinoa, chickpeas, wilted kale, pomegranate seeds, pine nuts and feta; potato salad with red onion, spring onion, and an anchovy and mayo dressing, and a couple more.
My lunch delivered on multiple levels and to be honest, I wish this was my local.
Words and photography | Bisi Bajomo