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REVIEW: Rudie’s, Shoreditch Boxpark

REVIEW: Rudie’s, Shoreditch Boxpark

WHAT: London’s favourite Jamaican casual dining restaurant has opened its second site, in Shoreditch’s buzzy Boxpark. We’ve loved visiting the Dalston branch for a reggae Sunday roast and rum punch brunch, so news of this opening was music to our ears.

WHERE: Above Shoreditch High Street overground station and about a ten-minute walk from Old Street tube, Rudie’s sits alongside junk food giants like What The Pitta!, Voodoo Ray’s and Coqfighter.

WHY GO? Here you can tapas-style dishes of regular Rudie’s favourites such as their Signature Real Jerk Chicken, Curry Goat and Boss Burger. Rudie’s are determined to showcase a more diverse selection of Jamaican dishes, with a grab-n-go concept perfect for busy workers nearby. The Jerk Chicken half will fill the hungriest of bellies (£13) but is perfect for sharing, pork ribs and calamari coming in at £6.50 each.

Swift lunch options include the Jerk-It-Up box (signature real jerk chicken with sweet potato, rice ’n’ peas or chow chow slaw), Hellshire Beach (king prawns sautéed in pepper sauce, served with avocado salsa and fried bammy) and Ital Vital, one of the vegan boxes (plantain with Appleton rum sauce, sweet potatoes and chow chow slaw).

Roti Wraps remain on the menu too, stuffed with curry goat, jerk chicken, jerk pork and callaloo & mushroom fillings. Happily, drinks comprise Jamaican favourites like Red Stripe and Ting alongside fresh juices and fine rums to match the food. Don’t leave without trying the Rum Punch, though Guinness Punch is highly recommended.

DETAILS: / Rudie’s (Shoreditch), Boxpark Shoreditch,  Unit 44/45.  2-10 Bethnal Green Road, London, E2 6GY

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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