British in K-Town: Shoreditch has arrived in K-Town. Named after the trendy London district, this casual restaurant-slash-bar serves contemporary, mostly British dishes and a diverse selection of drinks.
Look & Feel: The high ceilings, colorful furniture, and DIY wine crate shelves all give Shoreditch a casual-cool vibe. Low-key, happy-mellow songs fill the speakers, sealing the mood.
On the Menu: The menu is short compared to the drinks list: take your pick of pub snacks like chicken wings and fried shrimps, or stuff up on pork belly, pasta, steaks, fish—or a few vegetarian dishes. Craft beers, wines and whiskies are all available.
Jeng: You can’t go wrong with the crispy crumbed basil vegetable cakes ($138), essentially deep-fried balls of parsnip, carrot and onion mash that remind us of falafels. The mildly seasoned and hefty baked seabass ($188) is another hit. The chicken and bacon salad ($98) comes with sweet, moreish bacon slices that really give oomph to the whole dish.
Great For: Shoreditch is a neighborhood joint first and foremost, but it’s a great option if you’re looking for a chill hangout away from party Central.
FYI: The guys behind Shoreditch also own Hebe One O One in Sai Kung.
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