Things that are purportedly hard to find:
A good man.
The other sock.
And places that combine – over four levels of Victorian building – basically everything you could want, at any given time from lunch to dinner, in any given place near Spitalfields.
Like The Culpeper, an establishment named in honour of the 17th-century herbalist, physician, astrologer and Spitalfields local, Nicholas Culpeper, and which under one roof(top) combines a pub, a restaurant and a greenhouse.
About that. About all that…
The Pub is located on the ground floor. It’s open for coffee, lunch and dinner (until 2am on weekends, for the love of shapes); is adorned with giant, dark wood windows; has a centrepiece U-shaped bar behind which a selection of continental draught lagers and locally bottled beers are kept cold, and – among a relaxed menu of home made pies and fat roasted potatoes – importantly serves popcorn with ground up pork scratching seasoning.
The Restaurant is one level up. It’s helmed by Sandy Jarvis (ex-Terroirs), and plates up a slightly fancier selection of still simple, unfussy dishes in the form of a constantly changing menu of three entrees, mains and desserts. Plus cheese. This is where you want to eat.
The Rooftop is on the rooftop. It has its own bar serving signature cocktails; gardens supplying herbal tinctures for said cocktails; a bespoke grill from the London Log Company; a view of the City’s towering skyline; AND, an intimate, 12 – 14 seater glass Greenhouse where you can eat, drink and be merry under the sun and stars; rain, hail or shine. As well as regular astronomy nights where you can stargaze with hot cocktails.
So, yep: that’ll cover inner peace as well.
NOTE: The Culpeper is open now, Mon – Thurs: 11am – 12am, Fri & Sat: 11am – 2am, and Sun: 11am – 11pm. You can reserve a table online, and find out more, HERE.
The Culpeper | 40 Commercial Street, Spitalfields, E1 6LP
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