Address:196 Shoreditch High Street
London E1 6LG
Phone:+44 20 7539 9299
A stunning eatery with a hint of woodland magic, Bull in a China Shop is not nearly as reckless as it sounds. Preened and pretty with some of the best British and Asian-inspired food in the city, this one deserves your full attention.
Where a dainty nymph wouldn't be out of place, Bull is a garlanded wonderland, punctuated by beautiful Japanese umbrellas, rustic furniture and an army of candles that afford it an irresistibly romantic glow. Cosy and snug, thanks to its low ceilings and clever interior design, this eatery quite simply whisks you off your feet. During the summer months, the patio is transformed into a picturesque bar and outside dining space. It's no wonder it's a favourite celebrity haunt!
If date night has taken you to Bull's neck of the woods, you're in for a real treat. The menu is small and thoughtful, featuring exclusive ingredients prepared to perfection. On the list of mains comes a selection of fluffy bao buns in which you'll find BBQ char siu, ginger and garlic chicken, vegan duck and crispy pork belly, all submerged in soy-based, sweet and sour sauces that make the tastebuds sing. Hearty and homey, this is what Bull does best.
If you then find yourself hurtling around looking for a meat feast, look to their BBQ eats inspired by Asia's night markets. With Hainan-style rotisserie chicken, BBQ char siu pork and pan-fried fish, you'll find that some of the most dazzling flavours come out when the sun goes down. And if you think you can leave without sampling some of their specialty whisky, well that's just a load of old bull...
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