The Iron Bloom Concept
Iron Bloom is located in the heart of Shoreditch, named after the former iron factory on Great Eastern Street, but retaining some of the original features giving the restaurant an industrial and quirky look. Make sure you check out the lift shaft which houses the DJ booth!
Brought by the creators of the Looking Glass Cocktail Club in Shoreditch which I love, I knew Iron Bloom would be great. You can tell a great deal of thought has gone into the British inspired menu, predominantly made of small sharing plates but with a couple of larger dishes too.
Food and Cocktail Pairing
Iron Bloom takes classic British food, deconstructs the dish and recreates it with quirky dishes. Each of the small plates suggests a pairing cocktail – a nice touch. We had the Limanescapade: Pisco shaken with homemade mango, pineapple & rosemary, lime and eggwhite paired with the Lobster Doughnut, Gruyere cheese, chorizo, chipotle ketchup, shallots. We also had the Bitter Aperitif: Campari base, mix of lemon & orange juice shaken with homemade mango &pineapple syrup with a touch of aromatic bitters; perfect with any nibbles.
Small plates wise we had the Oxtail Croquettes: Celeriac remoulade, crispy chorizo, raisin purée and the Guinea Fowl Pudding: Chestnut mushrooms, brie, Yorkshire pudding which were two of my favourite dishes! I love most things in a yorkshire pudding to be fair.
We also had the Grilled Cauliflower: Cheese fritters, cauliflower puree, golden raisins, the Roquette & Parmesan and Truffle and Parmesan fries – all just beautifully presented and really tasty.
We just about had room for the Dark Chocolate Delice with Baileys cream, milk crumble, hazelnuts paired with Flambé Cocktail which was a show in itself – definitely add this on!
We loved the concept and design and look forward to trying out the newly launched brunch menu soon!
East London Girl: Iron Bloom Shoreditch