Rivington has been a staple of Shoreditch entertaining the posh folk long before Clove Club arrived. This stylish brasserie/restaurant prides itself on offering great British seasonal food. As part of the elite Caprice Holdings (owner of the infamous Ivy), expectation is set high.
When you think of Caprice Holdings, you certainly don’t think of budget, so seeing their Burger and Beer offer of £10 a pop made us want to give our specs a polish. Whilst it is slotted in between the mid afternoon graveyard period of 3pm to 7pm, you can still grab a late lunch or early dinner for peanuts.
We found that for the price, there was no scrimping on quality. A hefty, tasty, beef patty was enveloped by a seeded bun which struggled to contain its meat. Melted cheese on top completed this burger delight. A side of chips and salad later, and you it’s full marks for this Burger deal. One guest washed theirs down with a beer, whilst there was also a gin and tonic for a little bit extra. I decided to go for some cod on a bed of spinach with olive tapenade and a dirty gin martini. Not as cheap, but absolutely gorgeous. That said, the rest of the menu is not as expensive as you would think with an average of £15. Simple classics like fish and chips, steak and grilled chicken populate the one page a la carte menu. A good selection of wines too.
Service was slick and quick, potentially to move you along for the real diners to come. Loved the glassware for my dirty martini. Enjoyed my speedy visit to Rivington, will definitely be back.
28 – 30 Rivington Street
London EC2A 3DZ