A third branch of the American-style dive bar and diner.
Slowly making its way across London, Dirty Bones has finally arrived in its spiritual home: east London. Across the road from Shoreditch High Street station, the third branch of this faux dive bar couldn’t have a more fitting location.
Serving the same American-style comfort food as its Kensington and Carnaby Street restaurants, the dishes are packed with flavours that smack you around the face with the clout of a heavy-bottomed pan. In addition to mainstays such as burgers, hot dogs and ribs, a chargrilled lamb cutlet came with a punchy chimichurri sauce that flooded the taste buds without overpowering the juicy meat, while a robata-grilled aubergine and gruyère side dish was full of distinctive, balanced flavours. However, both felt slightly out of place on the otherwise casual and (for lack of a better word) ‘dirty’ menu, which largely focuses on poshed-up dude-food and home-style cooking.
Big flavours and portions, along with an electric atmosphere, make Dirty Bones great for a group night out, though I wouldn’t recommend taking a first date there – you won’t hear a word they say over the excessively loud music. But perhaps that’s the point.
|Venue name:||Dirty Bones Shoreditch||Contact:|
1 Club Row
|Opening hours:||Mon-Wed noon-11pm; Thu-Fri noon-midnight; Sat 10am-midnight; Sun 10am-11pm|
|Transport:||Shoreditch High St Overground|
|Price:||Dinner for two with drinks and service: around £80.|
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Average User Rating
4 / 5
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What can I say! Came here for brunch a few weeks ago, and I'm still thinking about the food now! I had the Short rib crumpets with poached eggs & the Banana Toblerone waffle (Caramelised banana, toblerone-tella, blueberry jam, peanut butter gelato and crushed nuts). I honestly would come back just for the waffle, it was delicious. After eating all of this, pinching bits of fried chicken from my friends plate and drinking several cocktails- I was well and truly full. The service here was great, we were seated quickly and the waiter was very friendly. Loved the decorations and the atmosphere too. Dirty Bones is a must visit for a great brunch.