Set within a building steeped in criminal history, The Judge & Jury is the latest restaurant offering from the luxury Courthouse Hotel in Shoreditch.
When dining here, there’s more to talk about than the food; you’ll find courtroom memorabilia from the Old Magistrates’ Court which once housed infamous villains such as the Kray twins. The restaurant fully embraces its historical roots, one with its name but also with the leather-bound journals decorating and the dark wooden paneling.
Dining there was an experience in itself; not only due to the unique interior design but also the food and the service. It was modern British dining at its best. We started with an amuse bouche of bread, olives and a pea panna cotta which was delicious, delivered by our waiter who was extremely attentive and knowledgeable on the menu and wine pairings.
The starter was a plate of Cornish crab croquettes, served with a red chilli and pineapple salsa. The crisp croquettes were filled with fresh crab and the tangy pineapple was a perfect pairing.
I chose the lamb rump for main which was served with a creamy Dauphinoise potatoes, cavolo nero and a rosemary and mustrard jus. The lamb was pink in the middle and extremely tender, coated in the thick mustard sauce. It was a delicious and filling main. I enjoyed a glass of Argentian Malbec with the lamb, which was an extremely good match.
I just about managed to fit dessert in as the chocolate marquis with orange and cardomon sauce looked too tempting to resist. The rich chocolate dessert was drowned with the sweet citrusy sauce which had a unique flavour of green cardamom. It was a chocolate lover’s heaven.
If you want to carry on your journey into one of London’s most exciting underworlds, then head over to the Jailhouse bar to enjoy a cocktail afterwards. The Courthouse Hotel itself is beautifully designed and most definitely the kind of venue you’d like to spend some time in. It’s a real slice of luxury in the heart of edgy Shoreditch.
Judge & Jury is the perfect spot to enjoy a meal of refined British classics in a unique setting.
Judge & Jury
The Courthouse Hotel
335-337 Old St