June 22, 2013
…we were confused, led down a back street in Bethnal Green, into what seemed like a derelict industrial estate.
We entered through a plain, unsigned door in a hidden alley, climbed our way up the staircase into the bright, airy, loft-style restaurant that is East London’s awesome Bistrotheque.
There was no music,
just the sound of glasses chinking and soft mumbling; so sweet and calm.
This was of course,
until we, the eCommerce and editorial team, were handed the wine which quickly
transformed us into a pack of naughty hyenas.
We ordered our 3
courses in a matter of minutes and chowed down on the bready delights.

First to arrive, the
charcuterie, CHARCUTERIE!!!!!  A word I love to hear but fail to pronounce

Others went for
a mixture of steak tartare & mushroom soup with truffle dressing. To be
honest, i’m not sure how I feel about people who wouldn’t opt for the charcuterie – they must
be bad people.
When mains arrived,
the table was a sea of Half roast chicken, garlic & wild rocket;
 Trout, samphire & fennel hollandaise and fish and chips with pea
puree & tartare sauce.
Why stop there?
Out came the Creme brûlée and treacle tarts with clotted cream, which
tasted suspiciously like banana.

Nom all the
After all that food and drink, we went for a work out.
Yep, that’s right.
We walked, in our 5 inch mothers, to The Joiners Arms for a touch of karaoke with the trannies.
On came Cher and out came the 90’s dance moves.
“Do you believe in life after love?”
I believed I wouldn’t survive that hangover…

100 points to person who can guess who the guy in the dark grey shirt is (2nd pic down) 🙂

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  • Reply Rianna Phillips June 25, 2013 at 9:38 am

    This place looks amazing! Am deffo going to check this out next time i'm in London. Even their website is awesome!

    Rianna xxx

  • Reply Sophie Bailey-Hine, London. June 27, 2013 at 11:58 am

    Rianna you should definitely try this place out, some nights they have a guy playing the grand piano too! A bit spesh 🙂 xxx

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