Our famous supperclub nights take place in our Shoreditch catering kitchen – a real, hardworking industrial space – where the ambience is created with artful lighting, flowers, linens and a finely crafted soundtrack, to deliver a feast for the senses. The open kitchen affords you a most intimate view of your dinner being prepared – a very exclusive chefs’ table.
Now we bring you Three-Course Thursdays –relaxed, informal monthly evenings with our trademark amazing food and atmosphere, in a condensed format for a weeknight.
Our menus are seasonal, hearty and delicious and you can bring your own drinks with no corkage charge. Dietary requirements are also catered for (just mention it when booking).
Reasonably priced for a great night out, it’s not a pub, it’s not a restaurant, it’s the best of all possible worlds!
£37.50pp (including booking fee)
The May Menu
Prosecco on arrival
Pea, broad bean and mint risotto with ricotta (V)
Slow-roast porchetta with Puy lentils, roasted tomato, fennel and lemon salad
V: Aubergine stuffed with feta, thyme, breadcrumbs with Puy lentils, fennel, roasted tomato
Coconut pannacotta with lime and black pepper strawberries, hazelnut praline
Coffee or mint tea
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Avoid the weekend madness, make your Thursday eve an occasion!
szkorsi attended in May 2014,
reviewed on 1 June 2014
Thursday is the new Friday.
If you are tired of the B&T crowd flooding London restaurants and bars every weekend, East London is the place to be, and Thursday is the time to be there.
Tucked away on a side street (still just moments away from Shoreditch High Street station) is the kitchen of Bootleg Banquet, expertly run by Linda and Peter. Their Three-Course Thursdays are for you, if you:
-enjoy delicious, genuine food in an informal setting, but don't want to be rushed with your meal (the event starts at 7, and usually lasts 3 hours)
-like the idea of pulling out a nice bottle from your own collection without having to pay corkage (apart from the glass of welcome fizz on the house, it's a BYO concept)
-want to have a really pleasant evening with someone special without being confined to your table-for-two, or just like to meet new people and have interesting conversations (they have a nice, big communal table, where people can socialise)
-still want to catch the last tube
Our dinner started with a spoonful of delicious creamy, tangy goats cheese and lavender jelly as amuse bouche, followed by a perfect broad bean, pea and mint risotto (Peter is an expert in Italian cooking, particularly risottos and home made pastas, while Linda has a background of classic French cuisine).
We then took a little break, having a glass of wine on the terrace, catching the last glimpse of daylight, before returning to the table for the main course: slow-cooked porchetta with all the trimmings - chicken liver and raisins stuffing, red wine glaze and crunchy cracklings, served on top of puy lentils and roasted fennel. It was well thought through and well executed, something that you really wouldn't cook at home (unless you have a family of twelve and a day to spare).
The dessert was a real treat again: coconut panna cotta topped with strawberries braised in red wine with black peppercorns and a lovely croqant crumble. We finished with a refreshing mint tea, and some more laughter with our fellow diners. Later we left with the thought that we just discovered something absolutely brilliant: the art of dining out on a Thursday night.
You should try it too!