SquareMeal Review of
Big Chill Brick Lane
The Brick Lane outpost of the Big Chill – opened by the folk who organised the renowned outdoor music events of the same name – has plenty of festival spirit left for getting a party underway. Food is not its forte, but the daytime sourdough toasties filled with the likes of mac & cheese or pulled pork certainly sort out any hunger pangs, and the bar snacks (nachos, Scotch eggs and the like) help to soak up excesses of alcohol. The crowds don’t come for the food, however; the driving forces are the music and the drinks, sold at prices they can afford. With a cherry spiced Mojito at under £8 and a version of Iced Tea for less than £30 a jug, live music, cheap student nights and full-on DJs at the weekend – there’s bound to be a bit of overexcitement.