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The East Room

by Krista
The east room 

The East Room
2a Tabernacle St, Shoreditch, EC2A 4LU
Tel: 020 7374 9570

Date of Last Visit: Wednesday, October 15, 2008

The Victim: Fellow London restaurant blogger, Chris

The Damage: Oh God I forget. £20 each? It was more than I thought it would be given that all we had were mains and tap water.

The Background: You might know Chris from his blog, Cheese & Biscuits, where he reviews some of London's finest restaurants. Turns out we work RIGHT across the street from each other. Random. The world, again, is a small place. The other day, for example, I had lunch with Ian, the first commenter on my Perfect Saturday in London post. (He did offer to marry me, after all.) Turns out, he knows Douglas. Yes. Odd.

Well, after much dilly-dallying on my part, Chris and I finally meet up at The East Room for lunch. He doesn't take any pictures. I do. WIth my Nokia N82, of course. 

I love the company of food bloggers. Because we can talk about food and blogging and wine and blogging and cheese and blogging and no one will think us weird and boring and/or obsessive. So that's what Chris and I did.

Now let's hope he brings back Cheese of The Month. I think I convinced him. But I'm not quite sure.

The Food: Lamb and veg for him. Linguini with chili crab for me. I like my linguini. To be honest, it's a little pedestrian and mushy. But it's really buttery and luscious and spicy. I'm happy. And I know I have the Shoreditch Twit later, so I'm filling up…

He likes his lamb. He particularly likes his veg. I'll let him add his comments and expand upon both. And maybe he'll post his own review.

The Decor: You might know I'm a huge sucker for Danish Modern. So I love The East Room.

The Fullness: Empty! At 1 p.m. on a Wednesday.

The Verdict: I love The East Room. It's not the food though. Really, for me, it's the tilework. I'm serious. I appreciate good tilework.

P.S. Don't forget…blog about Your Perfect Day in London by October 24th. I'll summarize all the blog posts for all to publish on their blogs as a traffic-building exercise…

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American in London October 17, 2008 - 8:32 am

The first (and last) time I had the chili crab pasta at the East Room, it tasted mostly sour, was hardly spicy and had very little crab. That said, the DIY is particularly good at the East Room (and half the price of the restaurant courses). So if you’re going to eat there again, I’d recommend their DIY (and the cheese plate).

Chris October 17, 2008 - 10:26 am

You’d have to do something pretty nasty to lamb chops to put me off – they’re my favourite red meat – so yes I did enjoy them. Kind of delicate North African spicing along with a yoghurty minty sauce. Simple but effective.

Cheese and Month will come back before the end of the month, I promise. I’m off to Hamish Johnston on Saturday afternoon.

Brave Adventurer October 17, 2008 - 1:49 pm

Good Friday morning to you Krista ! I’ve al;ways enjoyed meeting other bloggers too, just for the reasons you mentioned !
This place sounds like you weren’t that crazy about it, (except about the pretty tiles) thanks for being honest. You’re teaching me about London 🙂

Douglas October 17, 2008 - 2:04 pm

Funny old world, isn’t it, Krista? Almost incestous…

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