I was sad to hear Les Trois Garçon in Shoreditch was closing. Fair do’s it wasn’t a regular haunt of mine but the few meals I did have there, in that crazy, eccentric dining room, were lots of fun. But such is life and it’s now become a Dirty Bones – their third restaurant in fact.
They’ve kept the original features of the dining room which gives the place plenty of character; it’s a real looker. The original ornate bar and large mirrors advertising alcohol hark back to its first incarnation as an old London boozer.
For our 12pm Sunday reservation the brunch menu was available – if you’re after a roast (including paprika Yorkshire puddings) they’re on from 2:30. We started with a short rib crumpet (£8.50) which was as good as it sounds. A comforting blend of flavours and textures; soft and fatty beef shortrib, crisp crumpet and silky smooth hollandaise topped with crunchy onions.
Butcher’s cut and eggs (£14) was an onglet steak which was cooked spot on. Steak and eggs is probably my favourite thing to eat; simple but great flavours. The chicken with the waffles (£10) might have looked a bit squished but the flavour was great. The batter was herby and they had used thigh meat meaning it was super juicy. Light waffles and shed loads of maple syrup – HEAVEN.
We rolled out of Dirty Bones which is exactly how you should leave any brunch. The food might have been “junk food”, but in those surroundings, it makes the whole thing feel more grown up. I’ll definitely be going back for a roast.
Would we go back? Yes.
We dined as guests of the restaurant.