"I'm afraid that this review of the Star of Bethnal Green is a little out-dated. Bastard Batty Bass (fronted by Hannah Holland) rarely/no longer takes place at the Star. And there ends the establishment's one and only appealing asset. Drink prices have steadily risen to giddy heights, whilst the 'scruffy East End cool' referred to has been replaced by the generic, pretentiously mismatched décor synonymous with desperate Shoreditch dives. The Star used to be great but sadly, I feel reviews like the aforementioned have driven the management to move away from its grizzly, raucous roots to something that tries far too hard to be cool. The roasts aren't too bad, mind."