Lantana Shoreditch

Restaurants, Australian Shoreditch
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Lantana Shoreditch

The eastern outpost of Fitzrovia’s Lantana is roomier and serves an evening menu as well as the lunch and breakfast dishes Lantana is known for. The stack of corn fritters with crispy bacon, spinach and roast tomato, with avocado-chilli-lime salsa and crème fraiche, is a must-try in both locations. More sizeable mains such as a moreish Asian sticky chicken salad with nuoc cham dressing generally hit the spot too. Good, own-made cakes are baked daily, and often reflect the café’s Antipodean heritage – you might see friands arrayed on the counter.

Weekend brunch is popular, for the easy-going atmosphere as much as the near-perfect comfort food. Such dishes include delicious french toast (a dreamy toasted coconut version with ricotta, lime syrup and pistachio), inventive eggy combos, and specials such as grilled asparagus with black pudding, roast tomato, poached egg and hollandaise on sourdough. Add a generous bloody mary and you’re set up for the day.

Noise reverberates around the industrial space (all exposed pipework and bare walls), but, visually at least, Salvation Jane is softened by a charming collection of mid-century modern bits and pieces. Staff are kept busy, working both the room and the outdoor terrace, but efficiency can tail off at night.

 

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Venue name: Lantana Shoreditch
Contact:
Address: 1 Oliver's Yard, 55 City Road
Shoreditch, London
EC1Y 1HQ
Cross street: 55 City Road
Opening hours: Monday to Friday 8am to 6pm, takeaway from 7.30am. Saturday and Sunday 9am to 4.30pm *kitchen closes at 3.30pm weekdays and weekends.
Transport: Tube: Old Street
Price: Main courses £6.50-£12.Meal for two with drinks and service around £40
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Christy O
tastemaker

Not your standard brunch.

I went to Lantana for brunch with a few girlfriends last weekend and loved it. The vibe is very laid back with food rustic tables and contemporary furnishing - deffo my style.

I'm used to brunch that goes heavy on the pancakes and eggs so the menu here surprised me. The food was healthy and unique, definitely what I wanted to wash my prosecco down with. Even though the prosecco probably had triple the amount of calories than the food, I still didn't feel like a whale after.

The food was good, the cakes even better! I obviously had to sample the cake selection and chose a Jaffa cake. It was so so yummy!

Only downside was that my avocado eggs on toast was definitely smaller than most of the other dishes (but it was cheaper).

Overall, the price was really reasonable and I'd definitely go back.

Dianne H
tastemaker

Having wondered in here forlornly from Barry's Bootcamp up the road I was unknowingly in for a treat. The restaurant looks very average from the outside but boy do they make up for it once you're walking through to your table with food envy at all the dishes being devoured. Our Aussie waitress was the loveliest person on earth and gave great recommendations on what to order which made a difference. I opted for a mocha and fritters which came stacked high and mighty. My friend however ordered the kale toast with poachies which was DIVINE so I think I'd order that again.

Lovely surroundings without the pretentious hipster vibes out east which is refreshing. Quite a lot of people starting to get rowdy with the bottomless brunch which was hilarious. It's not the cheapest place for a brunch main, all startin st roughly £10-12 plus drinks and service but this place has charm.

Renee S
tastemaker

Aussie’s know good brunch and good coffee and this place, has been consistently good.


What we had:

  • Smashed Avocado on sourdough with poached egg, labneh, hazelnut dukkah, mixed leaf & fresh herb salad with bacon and chilli jam 
  • Corn Fritters stacked with streaky bacon, fresh spinach, roast tomatoes, smashed avocado & lemon crème fraiche and a poached egg
  • Virgin Mary

This place is another go-to for a solid brunch. The corn fritters are by far the favourite - stacked high with all the avo and bacon goodness. The coffee is always good and the virgin marys with the right kick and zest. There’s not much to say here except that it’s Aussie approved and verified. P.S Do taste their Guinness chocolate cake. 


Tip: they won’t seat you until your full party is present so be on time! They do get rather busy so do try and get in early to ensure you get a table.


Good For: small groups, casual lunch/brunch, catch up with friends

Jennifer S
Tastemaker

Seriously everything is bloody great. Our party of five had most of the dishes on the menu- from the smashed avo to the sweet potato hash to the corn fritters and the mushroom toast. Also the kale bread. So many great savoury flavours and excellent portion sizes for the admittingly a bit expensive prices. Also my husband loved the coffee. The desserts were also top-notch: the salted caramel bar and the banana walnut cake earned praise for their rich textures and tastes. The only niggling factor? All the dishes were quite salty so I definitely felt as if I would have a heart attack by the end. Also the service wasn't great; out waitress was very nice but the amount of people she had to serve meant she went missing when we needed more table water, extra plates etc. Overall though I would definitely return for how creative the dishes were. Just make sure you make a reservation!

Kat
tastemaker

Believe it or no this was my first brunch with unlimited drinks.

We were very last minute in booking and only did it the night before but it was certainly the best last minute plan I have done in a while.

We were seated in a nice area and immediately I appreciated the decor and nice little touches in the place. Very wooden and vintage feel.

The option we went for was the Blow Out which is £35 for unlimited Bloody Mary, mimosa or prosecco and includes coffee and your brunch item. I opted for the breakfast burger which was a sausage patty, bacon, chilli jam, poached egg in a brioche bun.

The food came very swiftly and you get 1.5 hours for drinks and food in the package. Our waitress was brilliant, friendly service and even let us know when our last 10 minutes was coming up.

We went to the old street branch but I noticed a few others exist around London and I will certainly be back to work my way through this brunch menu.

Sarah (kukkiiandkoppee)
Tastemaker

Spacious cafe though a little suffocating as there is not much air flow. We came just to rest our legs and refuel. The orange and dark chocolate cake was OK but a bit on the sweet side. Service was very slow.

Ros A
Tastemaker

Lantana is a nice spot for brunch in Shoreditch. They have wifi so you can work if you need to as well. Nice staff, decent vibe. Nothing to complain about here. Food was good but didn't wow. Does what it needs to! 

Isabelly
Tastemaker

Great antipodean vibe to this cafe. My slightly lower rating however is based on the waitress' recommendation for me to buy the sweet french toast option when she should have known that I always get savoury food envy when I opt for sweet. Anyway the second time I went, I plumped for the toasted courgette bread with grilled halloumi, slow roast tomatoes, poached egg and chilli jam and as you may have guessed, this was incredible.

Lucy

The food here is really good. It is a bit noisy when in the cafe area at lunch - but I'm vegetarian and have loved the food both times, as have my meat eating companions.

Lucie

Salvation Jane and the sister, Lantana, are my favourite places in London for weekend brunch. Always great, antipodean coffee and fresh, delicious, uncomplicated food. The later you go, the easier it is to get a table (weekend brunch is served until 3.30pm).

Hannah

The food IS delicious, no doubt about it, but the take away portions are so mean for what they charge for them and the staff behind the counter often act as if they've been put on a naughty step. I just can't bring myself to pay £7 for half a box of salad and a tiny piece of salmon. My experience of the restaurant has been a lot better on all counts, but the take away counter is bad value considering all the other lunch time options in the area.

Linda

Salads great but cakes very disappointing - dry and definately did not taste like baked that day. shame

Em

Food is nice enough but the corn fritters have been soggy both visits now. Service is very slow - in a half empty cafe last weekend it was incredibly hard to get the staff's attention as they were more interested in leaning against the bar. Not good enough when you're spending £40 on two breakfasts!

Jo

Wonderful. The pastry of my courgette and goat's cheese tart was meltingly delicious and the butternut squash salad that came with it was a hit as well. The Old Street area has been crying out for a place like this and, although I resisted on this visit, I'll definitely be back to try their amazing-looking cakes. A complete winner.

lisa

Salvation Jane has the potential to be great, but needs more staff. Our coffee orders were taken as soon as we were seated (great) but our waitress then seemed to forget about us. The coffee then took 10mins to arrive, which was ok, but no one took our food orders in that time - we eventually waved down another waitress. Our original waitress then delivered our food, after doing several loops of the cafe with our brunches before we waved her down. This was second coffee I've had from Salvation Jane (an Americano) and it seems oddly watery. Our brunches were ok, but my friend's poached eggs had egg shells throughout them and mine were undercooked. The cherry ripe slice looks amazing, and I think I'll stop by for that but pick up a coffee from nearby Ozone and stick to the mighty Workshop Coffee (Cafe St Ali) for the full "Antipodean" brunch experience.

Sass

Went there yesterday and had delicious tart and salad. Carrot juice was fresh and funky and the staff were really friendly. You should deffo try it.

AMK

I can't believe Salvation Jane only received three stars... It's fantastic - amazing food - amazing service - amazing place! five out of five in my eyes!!

Ben

why 3 stars for an otherwise brilliant cafe? What about the excellent coffee too. This seems unfair. It's an excellent addition to an otherwise chain-infested area.

MG

Their brunch this weekend was a total winner, wanna check the evening's out now too!!

Fi

LOVED the food. The corn fritters were seriously tasty - perfectly cooked with a hearty mix of delicious flavours. It's a real winner. And don't leave before you try their Chocolate Guiness cake. It's to die for!! It's one of those independents you'll want to go back to time and time again.