SquareMeal Review of
Pearl’s at The Cat & Mutton
A 300-year-old legend on Broadway Market’s boozy scene, The Cat & Mutton recently re-launched under the aegis of new owner Tom
Gibson from Ruby’s in Dalston. Downstairs is a vintage boozer, upstairs is Pearl’s – an adventure playground done out like an Edwardian
bordello, where kittenish behaviour is encouraged and cocktails are king. Punters can lock lips with a Fiery Mare (gin, Kamm & Sons aperitif, cucumber, wasabi and lemon), thrill to Nellie’s
Frisk (a vodka, Grand Marnier and grapefruit sour) or submit to Ethel’s Wish with its tart rhubarb tones. Street-food hero Ben Denner and his Licky Chops are responsible for the food, so expect
trendy sharing plates ranging from smoked haddock with charred leeks and aïoli or duck liver mousse with rhubarb, onions and toast to jerk chicken with mango coleslaw.