Strolling along Shoreditch High Street, this place would be easy to miss. From the outside, it is understated, but on the inside it is a whole different story. Described by many as being dressed with old school glamour with a touch of industrial style, this cool bar and eatery is a diamond in the rough amongst many hipster venues that Shoreditch has to offer.
So, what’s the story at Bull in a China Shop? I like to think of it as the older, cooler yet more sophisticated cousin of Nando’s. Rotisserie chicken and whisky are their area of expertise, but don’t be fooled at how simple it sounds because there is so much more to it than that.
Before entering you see an old, Dickensian-looking façade, but once you walk over the threshold you are transported into an intimate bar and restaurant with an inviting Asian flair. The menu has Asian inspiration with a contemporary English twist; rotisserie chicken marinated in flavoursome oriental spices and yoghurt and then finished off impeccably with a whiskey glaze, chicken burgers in charcoal buns (don’t knock it), and let’s not forget the wasabi mayo, it’s life-changing. The list of Whisky-based drinks is endless and to keep everyone happy their traditional cocktail menu is also rather alluring.
So, if you are looking for a no-fuss dinner that does not shy away from flavour and atmosphere, look no further.