An excellent restaurant, in a rustic mould, under the same ownership as Terroirs in Covent Garden (q.v.).
The whole was converted from a former furniture warehouse and offers a menu composed of small plates - so you can eat a little or graze. Many dishes are a throw-back to what we imagine as past times - but many might only appeal to the adventurous! There are, however, safe havens - including vegetarian options - scattered here & there.
Aptly, for a restaurant so named, there's a section of the menu entitled 'Pig', which includes the eponymous 'Brawn' as well as it's cousin 'Pork Rillettes' - plus a few less daunting items.
Other sections include 'Cold' - listing the likes of '6 Fine de Claire Oysters'; 'Globe Artichoke Vinaigrette' and 'Hand-Chopped Tuscan-style Beef.
'Hot', might include a Soup, 'Shetland Mussels Mariniere'; 'Snails, Bacon, Garlic & Parsley'; 'Roast Beef Marrow, Parsley & Shallots' and 'Christian Parra Boudin Noir, Caramelised Onion & Radishes'.
Puds might include 'Chocolate Mousse'; 'Crêpes with Aalted Caramel'; a Cheesecake and perhaps 'Prune & Almond Tart'.
Service is enthusiastic & helpful.
- Food Style: French
- Lunch: Tues-Sat 12.00-15.00, Sun 12.00-16.00; plates £13 to £25; Sun L £28 (12.00-16.00)
- Dinner: Mon-Sat 18.00-22.30; plates £13 to £25
- Seats: 60
- Wine: a well-chosen list has modest mark-ups – kicking off in the mid £20’s, but prices rise steeply thereafter!
- Wheelchair access: Yes
- Nearest station: Shoreditch Underground
- Directions: See the map on this page
- Closed: 25th & 26th Dec, 1st Jan. & Bank Holidays
- Air conditioned