24 July 2014


Unit 5 Cowcross Street, London EC1M 6DQ

£10.00 North American , Bars Clerkenwell, Barbican
  • Wine: £15.95
  • Champagne: £41.00
  • Opening Hours: Mon-Fri 11am-11pm Sat 5-11pm

Square Meal Review of Lazybones ?

Post-industrial greys and zingy lemon tones, 80s-style graphics, a menu displayed on an old cinema marquee, and street food served through a hatch cut out of a trompe l’oeil 1950s Citroën van set the scene at this funky Smithfield bar and diner. Order Moosehead Pale Ale, Dixie or Lonestar with a cornet of popcorn fresh from a retro counter-top toaster; otherwise, reasonably priced Italian Merlot appears on a basic wine list, and if you fancy a cocktail, there's espresso martini or maple old-fashioned. ‘Slow meat’ is what to eat: pulled pork in brioche with slaw and fries or brisket with chilli and guacamole, perhaps. Alternatively, take the ‘hot’ route with BBQ wings (eight for £10.95), dogs and falafel wraps served roadside in paper cartons and containers. The soundtrack can be programmed via a special app on your mobile phone.

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  1. Lazybones

    Unit 5 Cowcross Street, London EC1M 6DQ
    Overall rating:

    Good but not great...yet.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
    Editor's pick

    • Food & Drink: 6
    • Service: 8
    • Atmosphere: 3
    • Value: 5

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  1. Lazybones suffered a bit from the same syndrome as Caboose – my food was nice enough but couldn’t quite reach the giddy heights of some of the other places cooking low and slow meats. I had a pulled pork bun which came with coleslaw mainly because the beef one came with yoghurt, which I thought was a weird accompaniment to guacamole. The meat was juicy, and had a good flavour, the coleslaw added a bit of crunch and it even came with a pickled pepper (which actually was rather bland, I ate it without even remembering it was there). A similar verdict was given to the beef version - tasty but not particularly memorable. If we really wanted food of this kind while you were in the area, on a whim, we'd come back, but we'd be more likely to travel to somewhere else for a superior version...
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  2. Last week I met my friend C for dinner at Lazybones, a little bar and restaurant newly opened in the heart of Farringdon. They offer a pretty interesting American inspired, slow and fast cooked, street food menu, excellent craft beer and delicious (and pretty stiff) cocktails. The interior décor is quite unusual, with faux graffiti on the walls, pop images and a screen showing old movies. Music plays in the background, at a perfect level to have a conversation. Here is an insider tip, by checking-in with your waiter it’s possible to take control of the soundtrack and create your very own play list!...
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  3. A Ms Pacman table or a Donkey Kong console in the corner would complete the fun times effect, but Lazybones gets bonus points (with some caveats) for its easygoing and tasty menu...
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