What: The Light Bar
In a nutshell: Classic building returns in Shoreditch
Summing it all up: The Light Bar is taking over a listed building in Shoreditch that once held "The Light". Expect a modern British menu in this three-floored affair, with bar, restaurant and a large terrace too.
It's been seven years since someone was on the site that was once The Light in Shoreditch but now, after being saved from redevelopment plans, it's finally making a return. Originally named because the location was a former Great Eastern Light power station, it's now going to be new bar and restaurant The Light Bar.
There will be three parts to the new venue, There's the ground floor bar and restaurant (The Engine Hall), a cocktail bar on the mezzanine (The Copper Bar) and an events space at the top (The Timber Loft).
Food will be by chef Johnnie Collins (previously at Nathalie and Casa Cruz) and it will be a modern British menu featuring:
- Burrata, Rhubarb and Broad Bean Tops
- Grilled Asparagus, Stepney Farm leaves, Lovage Dressing
- Devon Crab Cappelletti, Brown Crab butter
- Swaledale Roast Chicken, Curry Sauce
- Beef bun, fermented chocolate BBQ sauce
- Sourdough Flatbread, Desiree Potatoes, Ogleshield Cheese, Wild Garlic
Most importantly, it'll have a large terrace (The Yard), which means that it will open in April as everything kicks off again.
Photos by Ola O. Smit
More about The Light Bar
Where is it? 233 Shoreditch High Street, London E1 6PJ
When does it open? 12 April 2021 (alfresco until 17 May)
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