I’m not gonna lie to you. I was super excited to be invited to go check out the new Dirty Bones in Shoreditch.
I was searching the menu days before, trying to make up my mind on what to go for. The menu is extensive, offering up it’s own brunch options too, that sound divine may I add!
But this time, it was a dinner date, and you know what I love about a date, is that we can each order something different and that way get to try twice as much! Win, win!
I know, I know. I’ve just told you about dirty bones recently.
But they’ve opened a new branch in Shoreditch, literally right outside Shoreditch high street station, and I think you’ll wanna know about it.
It’s much like the Carnaby street branch, but feels like a cooler, more sophisticated older brother. You walk in through a semi circle of velvet curtain, which kind of makes you doubt whether you’re at the entrance or not and then the mood lighting hits you and you feel the 20’s New York speakeasy vibes.
We ordered a couple of cocktails, which came swiftly as we got cosy on their sofas whilst perusing their menu.
I actually love this space more than my Kingly court haven. It just feels so much more open, spacious, oozes cool in it’s Grade II listed building, but without as much edginess of kingly court, which I found ironic being in Shoreditch.
We went for the mac balls and the burger gyoza. Such a cool idea. Silence decended over the table as we devoured the starters.
The gyozas are such a clever idea, a burger patty slid into a Rhoda steamed and sprinkled with seasame seeds. Loved it and the kick of wasabi sauce made it sing.
The mac balls though. WOW. I mean, seriously, I’d go back just for these babes. So crisp on the outside and deliciously cheesy and gooey on the inside.
It didn’t take long for my eyes to lock onto the Mac daddy, a burger topped with pulled beef brisket and covered in some of the devilishly delicious mac n cheese!
Patrick’s crispy fried chicken was also absolutely perfect. Crispy batter evenly covering the chicken and perfectly cooked.
Alongside we couldn’t make up our minds so went for both the truffle and cheese fries as well as the crispy lamb fries. This is the only teeny tiny bit of criticism I could muster. The fries toppings were glorious and well distributed throughout the fries. But both were a little bit over seasoned, making for a build up of salt as you make your way through, meaning you can’t truly enjoy it as you make your way through, which is a shame. As I said at the kingly court branch we LOVED the cheesy truffle fries!
We were going to try a dessert, which were all extremely tempting, but as you can imagine. So full. So so full.
Definitely worth a visit!
*We were guests of dirty bones,
but all thoughts & photo’s are my own