Sometimes it feels like you’re just stuck in the same daily grind.
But don’t worry, we have a much simpler solution than buying a sports car, emigrating or making a regrettable tattoo choice: simply head down to Old Street to find yourself in a completely new Grind instead.
And as the most ambitious offering yet from the team behind Shoreditch Grind (…and five other successful branches…and a roastery…and a recording studio), trust us, it could easily become a daily habit.
Taking up residence in a former warehouse on Old Street, the all-day restaurant, bar and nightclub has a glamorous mid-century throwback feel, with a colour scheme that could be described as “Instagram”. Navy herringbone-panelled walls are propped up by rosy pink velvet banquettes with brass fittings, accompanied by two sweeping bars in white and green marble and a bespoke piece of neon wall art from Canadian tattoo artist Curt Montgomery.
All this makes up the ground floor, which is where they’ll be serving up:
which for breakfast includes dishes like kimchi and mushroom croquettes, and at weekends, shmancier dishes like truffle hash topped with poached duck eggs. For lunch and dinner, they’ll have winter warmers like the saffron risotto, and scallops with samphire and goats curd, and they’ll be putting their charcoal oven to good use, firing up for Chateaubriand steak and miso-glazed lamb spare ribs. Leading nicely on to…
Of course with the Grind roastery just down the road, you’ll still be getting that praise-showered coffee fix, and you can also find freshly squeezed juices and cold presses as part of the all-day menu.
But come the evening, there’s plenty of space at the bar to sample some classic Grind cocktails (including a mean espresso martini), which will of course put you in the perfect mood to head downstairs to…
A subterranean dancing den that stays open until 2am, serving up even more cocktails and music spun by Grind-approved collaborators and guests from the recording studio.
After all, what’s a club without a little bump ’n’ Grind?
NOTE: Clerkenwell Grind is now open until 11pm Mon-Wed, 2am Thurs-Sat and 7pm on Sundays. You can reserve a table HERE.
Clerkenwell Grind | 2-4 Old St, London EC1V 9AA
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