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REVIEW: Back In 5 Minutes, Shoreditch

REVIEW: Back In 5 Minutes, Shoreditch

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Step through the nondescript door of one clothing shop on Brick Lane and you’ll find the Narnia of dining experiences – Back In 5 Minutes, a speakeasy-style dining spot hidden just beyond the coats.

A small team is dedicated to carving out intimate evenings in this bustling city, with shared tables and vintage furniture upping the nostalgia factor – yes, you’ve found yourself in an era where strangers speak to eachother, and even make conversation at the table.

A sample menu might begin with a glass of Grey Goose Le Fizz and ‘something from the kitchen’ (something delicious, we guarantee) followed by seared scallops with white chocolate and salmon caviar beurre blanc and a glass of Les Granges de Félines.

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Mains range from chorizo-crusted salmon fillet baked fennel with croutons to BBQ pulled beef smoked sweetcorn, black bean and avocado salsa – tucking into the cosy dishes, you’ll make friends with likeminded diners as you break bread and discuss how you happened upon such a unique little place.

Two courses are £30, three £35, but for special occasions, we recommend splashing out on the six course feast – a true experience at the comparatively cheap price of £45. Dessert is irresistible – vanilla bavaroise blood orange and basil or a flat white coffee brulee. The menu does come with a service charge over 10%, which brings this experience to the pricier side of novelty dining, but the expertly-cooked dishes are worth saving up for.


Amy @ Fashionbite xx

Address: 224 Brick Lane, Shoreditch, London, E1 6SA


Amy Everett is FashionBite's food and travel editor, she also writes for national newspapers and magazines including the Guardian Travel, Stylist, Shortlist, Red, Cosmopolitan and more.

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