B’acino only opened at the end of June 2017 but is now a firm favourite of places to visit near my work. Tucked away in Scrutton Street in Shoreditch, it is a bit of a gem.
Extensive wine list and some firm favourite cocktails including Aperol Spritz, there is plenty to choose from.
Sometimes with a wine bar, you don’t get quality food but B’acino proves that wrong. Offering a variety of plates with Italian heritage (the chef is from Sardinia) but with a twist / fusion of other cuisines, it makes a really interesting menu, which changes seasonal.
We had a selection of the Chef’s platters, which are designed to be shared. Around 4 dishes should be enough for two and if you are still, hungry you can get an all day platter. We had the DUCK CONFIT: Slow cooked duck leg, broccoli cream and roasted cauliflower and PULLED PORK ON TOAST: 24h slow cooked pork served with guacamole & red peppers. I absolutely rated the pulled pork on toast, which had a bit of a kick to it and was absolutely delicious.
We also tried the SUNFLOWER RAVIOLI: Stuffed with veal served with butter, sage & chorizo, which was SO good (I mean who doesn’t like chorizo) and the BURRATA: Fresh cheese from Puglia, cherry tomatoes, pesto & crispy bread, which was creamy and tasty Lastly, we had the HALLOUMI FRIES: Served with yoghurt dressing, pomegranate & mint, which were the best I have tasted.
All in all, I was super impressed with the food and you could really tell it was high quality and fresh. The are three rooms over two floors, the decor is rustic and the service was great, with the staff helping us choose our dishes.
B’acino offers “After Work Aperitivo” where you can have a bottle of wine from 4-7.30pm and choose a complimentary all day platter. They also appreciate that, being near the City, some people need to have a quicker lunch. Luckily, the offer an express lunch Monday – Friday between 11 and 3.30 when they have a special lunch menu and promote a main and a soft drink for only £9.95 or a main and a glass of house wine for £12.95. When I visited the dish was chicken milanese, which looked excellent.
Absolutely recommend B’acino!