Jason Allen 06/03/23

Smoking Goat Shoreditch

Smoking Goat | Thai Small Plates in a Smoky Shoreditch Nook

Drinking food.

It’s almost impossible without a blender.

Unless, that is, you’re talking about the “Aharn Glam Lao” (which is Thai for “drinking food”) that they serve up at Smoking Goat on Redchurch Street in Shoreditch.

This cultishly-beloved East London joint is set in the former family-run strip club that was The White Horse. When the Smoking Goat team moved in back in 2017, they, ahem, stripped the place down to its bare brick & wood fittings, removed the poles, stage and oppressively seedy atmosphere, and installed charcoal-fuelled wok burners, smokers, steamers, and everything else needed to perfectly mimic a street-style Thai canteen. The result: a bustling, intimate neighbourhood-style eatery filled with the heady aromas of smoke, onions, and sizzling meats.

Here’s how it breaks down:


The menu at Smoking Goat Shoreditch is largely inspired by northern Thai cuisine, serving up a muster of small plates including their famous barbecued Tamworth goat shoulder. Recent additions (inspired by a recent trip to Bangkok) include fried chicken with crispy garlic & Thai shallots; smoked mutton Kra Pow; and BBQ ribs with sticky fish sauce; plus cooling desserts from the Soft & Swirly guys.

smoking goat chicken shop


Yes, the good news is: there’s a bar. And the drinks menu hasn’t escaped an overhaul, either: joining the line-up of usual suspects (wines by the glass alongside pale ales, pilsners, and sours on tap) are newbies like mango negronis, blue lychee margaritas, and Thai milk tea with salted milk foam.

Sounds wavy.


NOTE: Smoking Goat Shoreditch is open daily for lunch and dinner. They keep most of their spaces free for walk-ins, but you can make a booking right HERE.

Smoking Goat Shoreditch | 64 Shoreditch High Street, E1 6JJ

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Smoking Goat Shoreditch

64 Shoreditch High Street, Shoreditch, E1 6JJ

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