Opened earlier this year, the new Bone Daddies spot in the Old Street area is always buzzing, their tables all covered with their signature noodle, ramen and cocktail classics. This is their first offering for the East London area, opened to give locals a Bone Daddies to call their own
Words: Rachel Mantock
When I first visited the new Bone Daddies Old Street, it was a push to even get in the door, they were wildly busy on their opening night and have been ever since. Once seated inside their bohemian and dark setting, their team were quick and attentive, despite being at full capacity. I ordered the most gluttonous options on their starter menu straight away, Korean fried chicken wings, spicy pig bones in sweet chilli flavour, topped off with a huge bowl of edamame (of course). Soon after I’d washed all my starters down with a frozen zuzu margarita, a steaming bowl of vegetable mushroom ramen appeared, filled with tofu , garlic and thyme, along with the classic half egg.
Each course arrived promptly, even as guests kept rushing in and out. Though the faces sat at each table kept changing, it was as if there wasn’t one table empty the entire evening. Running a tight ship, the team at Bone Daddies Old Street are wizardly, getting everything done at super speed, buzzing around the restaurant like meticulous bees with huge, genuine smiles on their faces, always business as usual despite the crazy amount of people they get through the door each day.
THREE OF THEIR BEST COCKTAILS
1 MEET YOUR MATCHA
whisky, matcha vermouth, smoked maple syrup
plum wine, salted cucumber juice & prosecco
3 THREE PRIZES?
gin, sansho, egg white, lime juice, soda
Under £20 for food dishes, under £30 for wine and cocktails
A buzzy atmoshpere
What to eat…
Spicy pig bones
What to know…
Book in advance! This place is always packed
The Bower, 211 Old Street EC1V 9NV; 020 3019 6300; bonedaddies.com