McQueen

Nightlife , Pubs Shoreditch
  • 3 out of 5 stars
(6 user reviews)
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The appropriation of an icon is pretty blatant at this popular east London lounge bar-cum-club, with name and inspiration coming from king of cool, Steve McQueen. They're admirably quick to admit it too, so expect an homage, with plenty of pictures of the man on set peppering the walls.

Many head down for the regular funky house nights that take place in the club downstairs, with nights usually kicked off with drinks in the more chilled-out bar – expect a long list of cocktails as well as high-end spirits served at the table. Beers include Sagres, Kronenbourg, Moretti and Sol.

There's a restaurant too, with a menu taking influence from across the globe. Expect, then, ceviche, lime and chilli squid and burrata with tomato, gherkins, micro watercress and anchovy oil alongside USDA steaks, fish and chips and duck breast served with truffle mash, sautéed spinach and salsify.  

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McQueen says
Inspired by the king of cool, Steve McQueen, and set in the heart of Shoreditch, McQueen is no stranger to keeping ahead of the times and delivering the ultimate customer experience.

The divine, seasonal a la carte menu, infamous McQueen burgers and Saturday afternoon bottomless brunches are oozing with carefree sophistication.

Incorporating an award-winning lounge bar, a state-of-the-art club boasting the classiest parties in the capital and a multi award-winning restaurant, McQueen adds the ultimate attraction to its belt: McQueen Outdoor.

Serving a selection of beautifully created signature cocktails, a bespoke Champagne bar and fabulous pop up restaurants, McQueen Outdoor offers the finest al fresco experience in the capital.
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Venue name: McQueen
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Address: 55-61 Tabernacle Street
London
EC2A 4AA
Transport: Tube: Old Street
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Nicole
tastemaker

I have been to McQueen’s many times in the past, however on this occasion we got to sit outside on their brand new terrace, located just across the road from the main bar. I really wasn’t sure what to expect, being right next to a building site, however I was very impressed! The bar was busy and had a very chilled yet fun atmosphere – perfect for after work drinks on a Friday! We were drinking their espresso martinis, which are by far the best I have tasted! The staff were very friendly and happy to go through the cocktail menu with us. I will definitely be going back on a sunny evening for some more martinis!

GeorgeX
Tastemaker

Such a nice bar/restaurant!

Visited McQueen in Shoreditch having initially few drinks in the outdoor area opposite of the main restaurant, and then went inside for dinner. Had a 3 course dinner - everything was just perfect. Delicious dishes, no ordinary tastes, excellent presentation and one of the best service. The wine served also was brilliant. The most impressive is the decoration both in bar's and restaurant's hall. McQueen's black/white photos, leather comfortable sofas and relaxed atmosphere.


I would go for 5/5 stars but it is a bit overpriced for Shoreditch area.

nicknickn
Tastemaker

4 of us came here for dinner. We met in the bar first. The room is good, it feels light, bright and spacious. The music is a bit irritating, surely "café del mar" chill-out is past its sell-by date now, but at least it is not loud enough to disturb the conversation. The sofas are nice and the chairs comfortable.

The restaurant is designed in much the same manner as the bar - with big brown distressed leather banquettes and smaller chairs opposite. We ate from the set menu, the starters were good - the smoked salmon was with a grapefruit salad, which suited it well. The mains were steak; lovely with nice jus and great chips, lamb: nicely cooked with mashed potato and green veg, cod which was also reportedly very good and a risotto that we didn't try. Between us we tried the house red, white and rose - all were perfectly drinkable.

The service was very good. I liked all the old Steve McQueen posters around the place. I'd recommend it as somewhere to meet friends especially in the daytime when all the windows make the place so bright and airy.


Georgie
Tastemaker

Dishes worth visiting for: the Tuna Ceviche is excellent. Chunky bits of well marinated tuna with a citrus tang that brings a freshness to your plate. The Lamb rack is also beautifully presented, tender, cooked to the perfect shade of pink and served with a gorgeous jus. I can't speak for the 'club' aspect of this place, but for a great bottle of vino (the house red - a Chilean Shiraz - is top notch) and a catch up with friends over dinner, this is a great East London spot.

Paula - ToT
Tastemaker

This bar is always busy and has a fun atmosphere, though can sometimes be a little pretentious.It’s a big bar and very spacious inside, though does fill up.Drinks and food are reasonable value for money considering the part of town you are in.

mark

I'd eaten here in 2012 and had a great time. But since then the service, quality and clientele has fallen considerably. At the risk of sounding like a snob, the bar/restaurant now seem to be frequented by middle-aged soccer moms and dads that have ventured in from Essex in a bid to recapture their youth at the edge of Shoreditch. The service was the worst! Ordered steaks and received no proper knives. The waiter, a poorly-trained small Italian man seemed more consumed with my date's breasts than the details of our service, even accidentally tacking on an extra £9 at the end, being too distracted by her low-cut blouse. Won't be returning, as too dissapointing to pay such high prices for spotty service, sub-par steaks and a perving waiter.