Bishopsgate Kitchen

4 Brushfield Street , London, E1 6AN

Bishopsgate Kitchen
Bishopsgate Kitchen

SquareMeal Review of Bishopsgate Kitchen

This bright and breezy outing from Benugo is just a hop from Liverpool Street station, with tempting produce luring City workers to buy and go or sit down at their leisure. A communal wooden table holds centre stage, bearing gleaming Dualit toasters at breakfast time and cute herb pots later on. Early risers can enjoy bacon sarnies or eggs Benedict on serrano ham, while lunch brings boards of charcuterie (jamón, lomo, bresaola), small plates of braised octopus with smoked-paprika potatoes, and mains ranging from wild mushroom risotto to grilled lamb fillet with ratatouille and salsa verde. Top marks for the drinks list, too, which features 16 wines by the glass, as well as a good range of spirits – although we think it’s a shame to see the wines served in cheap tumblers.

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Bishopsgate Kitchen Location

4 Brushfield Street , London E1 6AN

Opening times

Mon-Sun 8am-11pm

Bishopsgate Kitchen's Reviews

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Food & Drink: 9.8

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Service: 9.0

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Atmosphere: 9.5

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Value: 8.8

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Food + drink: 4

Service: 3

Atmosphere: 4

Value: 4

Platinum Reviewer
29 December 2011

It's rare for me to return to any restaurant, particularly when time is not of the essence and there is a wide range of eatery options in the vicinity. As such, it is a huge confession to admit that not only have I been to Bishopsgate Kitchen at least four times in the past few months, I've also not yet managed to get past one particular dish. Now granted, poached duck eggs on ratatouille, manchego with sour dough does not sound like a must-order, but ohmigod, it is just such a lovely combination of flavours and colours, especially when you pierce the egg and a wonderful creamy yellow oozes onto the ratatouille. Comfort food that feels like it should be good for you, genius! I tend to agree with the previous reviewers here although have to stay that I have found the staff somewhat stand-offish, although they do tend to warm up as the meal progresses. I wasn't too bothered by the all glass frontage, although a vista onto the RBS building is perhaps not everyone's cup of tea! That said, you won't be that bothered by the view once the food arrives. I'm back there tomorrow and really want to attempt the HUGE burger, but can already hear the eggs a-calling!

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Food + drink: 5

Service: 4

Atmosphere: 5

Value: 4

02 December 2011

I agree with the last reviewer that I am torn with giving this place the brilliant review it deserves or keeping quiet so I can always get a table here! I have been several times at different times of the day and it is the perfect place to meet friends, share meze and drink wine or just sit and catch your breath with a cup of tea watching the world whizz by out of the large windows. Friendly and efficient service, delicious food. Feels like the City's best kept secret. If you visit on a week day before 5:30 check out the library in the attached Bishopsgate Institute, beautiful!

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Food + drink: 5

Service: 5

Atmosphere: 5

Value: 4

12 July 2011

This is the first time I have been to this little restaurant in Spitalfields. At first I was a little intimidated by the all glass frontage which reminded me somewhat of George Best's goldfish bowl house of the 70s. But there were no paps here, just laid back “normal” people enjoying each others company without a care in the world. Isn't this what eating out is suppose to be like. Attentive unobtrusive service, genuine recommandations. I don't want to recommend this place too much because I want to keep it all to myself.