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Strategically placed to profit from N1’s ‘silicon roundabout’, this new indie gastropub has plenty of decent beer to reboot a geek’s flagging brain cells. Try Hackney Brewery’s American pale ale or Norwich microbrewer Redwell’s Czech-style pilsner – both available on tap. Wines include some accessible Old World names as well as patriotic representatives from Outhwaite’s South Downs vineyard. Sober decor is stripped back to the point of innocuousness, shifting the focus onto a bustling open kitchen alongside the wood-panelled dining area, where reasonably priced British grub is given a slight French accent: order vichyssoise, rabbit terrine, rollmops or cold roast Middle White pork with celeriac rémoulade, ahead of spiced oxtail with sweet potato mash, onglet steak or potato pancakes with goats’ curd and mint. Otherwise, a three-course lunch offer (£18) rounds off with the likes of gooseberry fool.

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  1. Published : Thursday, 24 October 2013

    Agent Restauranteur :: The 3 Crowns – London N1

    It’s not just about the pretty plates at this quaint Shoreditch dining room. Arriving unforgivably early for dinner one evening, and having already burned time by missing the correct bus stop, I decided to wait for my date at the restaurant (certainly beat hanging around Old St roundabout). Tucked away in the back of a local boozer, this quaint dining room with an open kitchen oozes charm. On first impressions, it might appear to be a bit of an afterthought, playing second fiddle to a successful pub. But how wrong you would be...
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  1. Lunch times have never been so indulgent! The 3 Crowns makes no bones about its commitment to fresh ingredients, daily changing menus and talented Chefs. Oh, yes and they serve drinks too. But no, for me, the food is the main star here. With a fantastic supporting cast of beer, wine, cocktails, atmosphere and canny staff, it commands your attention.

    Enter the matinee performance of their incredible set lunch. £15 for two courses and £18 for three courses is criminal. Why? Because its not the dodgy cuts of meat, loads of veg and leftovers from the night before. It has exactly the same attention to detail...
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  1. Breakfast is the most important meal of the day they say, and that’s why when it is presented like this – you know your day is going to be good. Eggs ‘Burji’ (£4), popular in North and Western India, is live and kicking just off Old Street. Fancy something different from the The Breakfast Club’s predictable big and brashy offerings, then walk that little bit further to this old boozer now reincarnated to be a mighty fine little food porn pub. The toast, not intentionally placed like a heart shape believe it or not, is smothered with scrambled eggs giving you a spicy kick start to the day. Prepared with chopped sauteed...
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  • Address: 8 East Road, London N1 6AD
  • Telephone: 020 7842 8516
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  • Opening Hours: Mon-Sat 8am-10.30pm (Sat 10am- ) Sun 12N-4pm

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