New(ish) Shoreditch High Street pub, Crown & Shuttle, has recently launched a new burger menu big on flavour and full of umph. I dropped by yesterday for lunch and found my burger and the venue to be well worth a recommendation.
My Loomswood duck and Suffolk pork burger with Kreik Boon, liquorice and black cherry ketchup served on sesame seed brioche (£8.75) was a nice change from what’s become a litany of “gourmet” burgers in London. Washed down with a pint of Paulaner and accompanied by a rather large side of seasoned “bloody Mary” fries £3.50), the meal was substantial and tasty. I really liked the liquorice and black cherry ketchup and thought it paired nicely with the meat.
Other burgers on the menu include a free range Devonshire beef and Limousin veal. Other seasoned fries on offer are salt and vinegar, Worcester sauce and chilli and lemon and oregano. Beyond the burgers and fries, the pub serves a range of small dishes and wraps made with freshly baked flat breads.
Yesterday’s lunch was my first visit to the Crown & Shuttle, which is only about a half year old. Burgers or not, the pub has a fantastic and fairly expansive garden and a cosy interior. Owned by the same publican as The Water Poet (another great pub that’s just down the street), I reckon the Crown & Shuttle is a smart pub to keep in mind for a knees up in hipster/yuppie DMZ between The City and Shoreditch.
The Crown & Shuttle is located at 226 Shoreditch High Street, E1 6PJ. Find out more at crownandshuttle.co.uk.