Owl & Pussycat

Bars and pubs, Gastropubs Shoreditch
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The gentrification of trendy Redchurch Street continues as this former east-end boozer returns in a familiar gastropub guise. Fashionably mismatched Chesterfields, stripped tables and antique fittings furnish the lilac-coated main bar, which serves pints of Peroni and Heineken, a selection of four rotating ales, and wines by the glass.

Post-work, the pub can get uncomfortably crowded with designers from nearby agencies and itinerant City boys happy to pay the above-average prices, but ample seating in the well-heated rear terrace provides a useful retreat.

Upstairs, a Victorian-style dining room usually offers a British menu, though currently it is hosting a pop-up steak joint called Flat Iron.


Venue name: Owl & Pussycat
Address: 34 Redchurch St
E2 7DP
Opening hours: Open Noon-midnight Tue-Sat; noon-midnight Sun, Mon. Dinner served 6-10.30pm Mon-Fri; noon-5pm, 6.30-10.30pm Sat, Sun
Transport: Tube: Shoreditch Overground or Liverpool Street tube/rail
Price: Meal for two with wine and service: around £90
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Great find in the shoreditch area. Nice quite upstairs space with more lively downstairs bar with garden area for smokers. I didn't eat apparently it's good, but the atmosphere is great with a really lovely friendly crowd - it's not too hipster too.


Really like this pub in shoreditch. Have been there a few times and always loved the music and the atmosphere. On my last visit I ordered an aubergine burger, which was delicious. Occasionally it takes a while to get a drink, which is why I've only given them four stars rather than five in this review. Otherwise, this pub is top class.

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Nice (if a little effected in style) pub very close to Liverpool Street and Shoreditch High Street.
As the other reviews mention the main downstairs area isn't huge so gets busy, well worth arriving early if you're expecting to grab a table (even on the Monday we visited we stubbled for a bit to find one). The lighting is low and its a nice place for a date or good old chat with friends. The bar staff are friendly although we had a very very slow lad making a Virgin Mary… I mean it literally took 20 mins. Bless him. His manger noticed we were struggling (very spicy since he'd never drunk one) and replaced it subtly so he didn't get offended, it was well handled and didn't bother us too much (might have been annoying on a busy weekend though).

Will remember the place and come back, much nicer than a lot of places in the area.

Great pub with reasonably priced drinks despite what the Timeout review says. Staff are a good looking and very helpful bunch and the Sunday roast hits the spot (stump up the extra cash for the Cauliflower cheese. Worth it!). Only downside I've found which Timeout also call out is that the pub gets rammed downstairs. There's usually seating upstairs / in the garden tho.