Beagle, Shoreditch

Beagle business card

Beagle is one of those restaurants that has been sitting pretty in a few railway arches in Shoreditch for a few years now. In one arch a coffee shop, the others a bar and dining room. On our Friday lunchtime visit there was a relaxing, chilled-out vibe about the place.

The menu was concise but the type that read particularly well. Lamb tongue, white beans, wild garlic and anchovy (£6.80) wouldn’t I guess be to everyone’s taste but I for one love a bit of tongue. Here it had a glorious crust to the outside with a soft, fatty centre.

Beagle menu

Beagle lamb tongue

Asparagus, egg, butter and Berkswell (£8.60) was a lovely thing; simplicity at its best. Essex asparagus, having a sweeter taste than the usual Wye Valley, topped with a poached egg and grated cheese – you don’t need much more than that really.

Beagle asparagus

Staying on the simple side of things, wood grilled onglet (pronounced ‘onglet’ or ‘onglay’?) and Jersey royals (£16.95) was SO up my street. The chunks of rare meat had been doused in a smoked bone marrow butter adding a wonderful richness to it all.

Beagle onglet

A giant piece of cod, pistachio and preserved lemon (£17), like most things in life, didn’t need the accompanying kohlrabi. The flavour of the lemon with pistachio was an unusual pairing for fish but one most successful.

Beagle cod

For dessert, a twice baked chocolate cake with yoghurt (£7.80) was decent but it was the croissant pudding with marmalade (£7.50) that made me want to do that cringey Dad dance that Gregg Wallace does on Masterchef. It really was a spectacular pudding and one which I demand you go and try for yourself.

Beagle croissant pudding

Beagle has recently appointed a new chef and things in the kitchen appear to be going well. The setting is charming, service is friendly and the food is the sort, with a nice glass of wine, that leaves you feeling well looked after.

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We dined as guests of the restaurant.

Did you like the pics? We were loaned a Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge for a couple of weeks to test drive the camera and it truly is amazing. It helps even a novice like me take some rather beautiful shots.

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