Urbanite's Qype reviews
120-124 Curtain Road, Shoreditch, London EC2A 3SQ
Urbanite wrote on 17 May 2010
Pretty nifty bar on curtain road just before shoreditch high st coming from the Old St end. Now that we have location sorted... Certain elements were hit and miss here; we spent most of the evening outside after lucking out with a warmer evening. The clientele were a mixture; some of the classic shoreditch types but also many 'normal' folk here for decent drinks and decent priced food snacks. I can recommend the Greeky pitta, olives, dolmades and hummus plate (£5) and also the nachos weren't bad.
The bouncer wasn't letting in groups of guys without lasses; and for good cause it would seem as later on a group of very loud, very drunk guys were ruffling a few feather's outside and made for a pretty unpleasant environment until they moved off. Place gets pretty busy on weekends and when a few parties are booked they don't let non guestlisters enter which is a bit of a shame allowing for no spontaneity; and given the large outside area I imagine they'll have quite a few bookings this summer. Not my kind of music but yeah, decent spot for a night out and I'm sure I'll find myself there again.
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145 shoreditch high st, shoreditch, London E1 6JE
Urbanite wrote on 26 February 2010
I love a theme or a little side show or something that offers me more than just a song, drink and bar stool. So spying the piano and being told to dress a lil old fashioned and to expect a burlesque show I was a little tickled.
In reality this place misses a lot of pert points for me - the cocktails were really disappointing and for the price you'd expect an old hand. my friend actually ended up sending her dark n stormy back as it was missing two ingredients (alledgedly by a newbie). My mojito was oddly made by squeezing two full lemon halves on a nobbly orange juicer followed by a sugar syrup, the booze and crushed ice with min leaves thrown on the top. As a bit of a mojito fanatic a little part of me died while watching this. Where's the muddling that rocks my mojito? The freshness of the leaves ground into the sharp contrast of the lime? I don't know, I had to take a moment.
The burlesque show was in the seedy bar downstairs that whiffs of beer and is so crowded you're unlikely to see much below the face - which, er, is pretty integral to a burlesque show I would have thought.
It's pretty popular soit must rock some folks boat, but for me it's hit and miss, and I'm not likely to go back unless another friend insists on celebrating a Birthday there.
Columbia Road, London E2 7RG
Urbanite wrote on 24 February 2010
Not ideal whether conditions for my first visit - cold and rainy-ish but then again this is what is needed for such pretty tulips and daffodils! I think the market is sort of out-growing Columbia road and with two single-file rows of people-traffic, it was still rather nightmarish getting through.
If it's your first time it's worth walking one way through and looking at what's available (and what deals people have further on), then dive in for a second swoop and get what you want. That way you don't have to worry about your flowers getting crushed by too many passers by.
I expected it to be a bit cheaper and so would probably only pop in to take people to or if I was in the area - unfortuntely it's just a little out the way for me and doesn't warrant flocking here for fresh flowers. Even though a house with fresh flowers is a happy one.
110 Commercial Street, SHoreditch, London E1 6LZ
Urbanite wrote on 31 August 2008
This place really didn’t blow my hair back - bit average on the inside and expect it’s more its location that brought in the clientèle than its charm or 'certain something’. The bathrooms were horrid with a single cubicle that was quite dirty and hadn’t seen toilet paper in quite some time. I think this place is one that is dependent on the crowd you’re with to have a good night, but if you can’t rely on that, I’d really avoid it.
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