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Formerly a sleazy pole-dancing joint, The Crown & Shuttle has reverted to its historic role as a public house – slaking Shoreditch boozers’ thirsts with fine London ales such as Redemption
Urban Dusk and Redchurch Old Ford stout, plus quality foreign imports. Wines include a smooth Italian Pinot Grigio at £26, while the appealing menu offers ribs, wings, Lebanese salads and whitebait
with aïoli among its bar snacks. Otherwise, doorstep sandwiches come deep-filled with the likes of crispy duck in raspberry beer with watercress and beetroot or cavolo nero with purple sprouting
broccoli, pesto and aged Gruyère. The Dalston-distressed, exposed brick interior (think Victoriana meets the 1950s) is perfectly pitched at Shoreditch nu-media, bloggers, blaggers and adventurous
City boys keen to live on the edge. A heated courtyard garden is an urban bonus.
New(ish) Shoreditch High Street pub, Crown & Shuttle, has recently launched a new burger menu big on flavour and full of umph. I dropped by yesterday for lunch and found my burger and the venue to be well worth a recommendation.My Loomswood duck and Suffolk pork burger with Kreik Boon, liquorice and black cherry ketchup served on sesame seed brioche (£8.75) was a nice change from what’s become a litany of “gourmet” burgers in London. Washed down with a pint of Paulaner and accompanied by a rather large side of seasoned “bloody Mary” fries £3.50), the meal was substantial and tasty. I really liked the liquorice and black cherry ketchup and thought it paired nicely with the meat...
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