SquareMeal Review of
The Crown & Shuttle
Formerly a sleazy pole-dancing joint, The Crown & Shuttle has reverted to its historic role as a public house – slaking Shoreditch boozers’ thirsts with fine London ales such as Redemption
Urban Dusk and Redchurch Old Ford stout, plus quality foreign imports. Wines include a smooth Italian Pinot Grigio at £26, while the appealing menu offers ribs, wings, Lebanese salads and whitebait
with aïoli among its bar snacks. Otherwise, doorstep sandwiches come deep-filled with the likes of crispy duck in raspberry beer with watercress and beetroot or cavolo nero with purple sprouting
broccoli, pesto and aged Gruyère. The Dalston-distressed, exposed brick interior (think Victoriana meets the 1950s) is perfectly pitched at Shoreditch nu-media, bloggers, blaggers and adventurous
City boys keen to live on the edge. A heated courtyard garden is an urban bonus.