Christmas may be just around the corner, but there’s still plenty of work to tend to before hanging up the stockings and putting the turkey in the oven. Great events need great pictures and I’d arranged to meet our friend and photographer extraordinaire Vojtech from Photo VB to discuss our 2018 events calendar. We agreed that Burdock on Finsbury Square would be the ideal venue for a spot of lunch.
This vibrant café, restaurant and bar are housed in the belly of the Montcalm Royal London House Hotel, which happens to be super close to our Shoreditch office. It’s the perfect location for meeting Flavour Venue Search’s clients. On a cold December Tuesday, it was warm and cosy inside and we were greeted with a huge smile by Marta the manageress. Yes, we admit we’ve been here many times!
We perched ourselves at a high table and whipped out our laptops, as we were here for a working lunch. Their all-day menu is a delightful read and we’ve pretty much tried most of their dishes. I was craving something light after enjoying Mr. Flavour’s famous chicken curry for dinner last night. I opted for the Tuna Nicoise Salad. The vegetables were beautifully fresh and the Tuna perfectly seared. Burdock’s chefs always get it right!
Vojtech chose the Fish fingers sandwich with fresh tartare sauce. Fluffy Cod in a crispy jacket, snuggled in warm sourdough. Delicious! The sweet potato fries are always a must here. And they do count towards your 5-a-day, no kidding.
Burdock is certainly a versatile venue, with something to suit guests whenever they arrive. Our visit was strictly business, so we dined from the all-day menu, finishing off with a flat-white decorated with a cute foam bear face. Pop in of an evening to raise a few pints of tank-fresh beer, or start your morning with a hearty breakfast. You’ll always find what you’re looking for at Burdock.