Lunch times have never been so indulgent! The 3 Crowns makes no bones about its commitment to fresh ingredients, daily changing menus and talented Chefs. Oh, yes and they serve drinks too. But no, for me, the food is the main star here. With a fantastic supporting cast of beer, wine, cocktails, atmosphere and canny staff, it commands your attention.
Enter the matinee performance of their incredible set lunch. £15 for two courses and £18 for three courses is criminal. Why? Because its not the dodgy cuts of meat, loads of veg and leftovers from the night before. It has exactly the same attention to detail and quality that is featured in the evening performance. Dishes like pigeon, slow cooked mutton (8 hours dude), home made chicken liver pate and much more feature on this little daytime treat!
During my week day visit, I had a starter of grilled calcots with pepper sauce and hazelnuts. Now I have had this in its natural habitat, Barcelona, with authentic Catalonians, so I was intrigued. Tick the yes box please. It was good. For main, there was the slow cooked mutton, tender, with lentils, fennel and mint partnered with a side of steamed cabbage with anchovy and chilli. Simply because of how amazing the food was (and deal), I had to be a greedy guts and have the chocolate and walnut brownie with fudge sauce and ice cream – cue loosening of your belt. Naughty but nice.
The 3 Crowns near Old Street station is a winner all day, but this deal cannot be beat. I dare you to find me another as good. By Sammijo.
The 3 Crowns
8 East Road
London N1 6AD
Tel. 020 7842 8516