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|Address:||39a Hoxton Square, London N1 6NN|
|Tel:||020 7739 3939|
|Wine: £15.00||Champagne: £35.00|
|Opening Hours:||Mon-Sun 12N-12M (Fri-Sat -1am)|
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I don't expect to get decent food in Shoreditch. I must admit I am naturally prejudiced against the area, probably because I do not have a job in “The Arts” and am therefore somewhat out of place, but why would an area which seems to attract primarily heroin-chic skinny people produce anything worth eating? I doubly don't expect to get anything decent in a bar where the emphasis is on lively, group boozing and, when drunk enough, dancing in a downstairs disco basement. So, it was with some surprise that I found myself eating a really delicious burger at the Electricity Showrooms last Friday night. I've been here a few times for various gatherings and had come here this time to meet some ex work colleagues (in devilish disguise from the City). The atmosphere was fairly buzzy although the place was not as rammed as I've seen it in the past. Service at the bar was a bit slow but cheery enough. I don't know what the mention of cocktails in SM's review is all about: there are only 5 on the menu and they are all pretty run-of-the-mill caiparinha types. They are right about the wine though (the rose my friend had was pretty ropey apparently). I had G&Ts and some interesting raspberry cider instead. Two of us decided to order some food to soak up the drinks and a solid burger was an obvious choice (although I am sad to say there was no lamb burger on the menu so don't get your hopes up if you read the SM review). When the burger came it was flavoursome and juicy, with a little pink middle and a decent bun, and accompanied by a large portion of fries which still had the skins on the ends to let you know they were “real”. Well worth the £9.50. It was so good that three others got food envy and decided to follow suit. They were likewise impressed. You can reserve tables in the bar here so it's a good choice for a group night out of eating, drinking and dancing.