This month sees the launch of Lazybones, a buzzing new hang-out just off Cowcross Street, in the heart of Farringdon.
With a menu inspired by the slow cooking culture, that includes gourmet dogs, slow meats and spicy wings, and a bar offering hard drinks, cold beers, ciders and cocktails, Lazybones is set to be a fun new addition to the creative local scene.
The walls run riot with crazy graphics, witty scrawls, collected and up-cycled design elements, fly-posted images, stencils and hand-painted pop-culture references, matched with reincarnated furnishings and old silent movie screenings.
Punters will spot something new on every visit: from a giant squid waving its tentacles by the serving hatch, to yellow paint spilling down the stairs and an oversized girl with illuminated eyes watching guests as they choose their sauces at the condiment station.
All guests at Lazybones can become virtual DJs from the comfort of their booth or bar-stool, with a jukebox facility controlled from their phone. The venue is linked to the Secret DJ app, which allows users to “check in” at the bar and choose their favourite tunes.
Open for lazy lunches, take-away or post-work drinks, guest simply order from the menu at the bar and pick up their food at the open kitchen hatch, for fast service.
Dishes include a melt-in-the-mouth Pulled Pork & Slaw Sandwich (£7.95), loaded with eight hour-cooked pork shoulder in pale ale and served with cabbage, carrot, fennel, beetroot, celeriac, radish and yoghurt slaw, and Beef Brisket (£7.50), slow cooked for six hours, and seasoned with smoked paprika, oregano, peppers and chilli with crushed avocado chilli and lime on seeded sourdough.
An extensive outdoor courtyard area will open up in the summer months, so guests need not miss out on any of the elusive British sunshine