So, I pass Electricity Showrooms a lot in the evening and normally see a thriving bar, with music, a queue and essentially a bar/club vibe. I have even had drinks there on occasion. I like it, it has down to earth clientele, made up mostly of locals.
Having met a friend and wandered around Shoreditch, as usual, my stomach was grumbling. There are the usual suspects in the area for a roast like The Princess of Shoreditch, The Old Red Cow, Jones & Sons and a few more if you were to look at the numerous online guides on the web. Today I discovered a new talent, Electricity Showrooms.
We wanted somewhere not too busy, so we went off Shoreditch High Street and discovered this venue which was a winner because as it only had five tables full. I had no idea there would be a roast on the menu, I just figured I was glad to be away from the usual Sunday masses around Shoreditch/Brick Lane etc. Upon seeing the roast on the menu, it was a no-brainer. I ordered half a roast chicken with the trimmings. It came with creamy broccoli on the side and a decent amount of gravy. The chicken was partnered with lush roast potatoes, parsnips, carrots and of course the obligatory massive Yorkshire pudding. I hate having to ask for extra gravy, as most places are normally stingy, but this was excellent – it had its own little jug. Smothering this delicately roasted chicken was a delight. My companion opted for spicy chicken wings and fries – she enjoyed hers, but I could see there was a bit of food envy.
Electricity Showrooms was a nice little surprise and certainly deserves its spot on a list if the requirement is good food, a chilled Sunday vibe and reasonable pricing.
39a Hoxton Square
London N1 6NN
Tel. 020 7739 3939