Lounge Lover is a beautifully designed, with very eccentric taste,
lounge bar hidden in a little street in Shoreditch.
Known as the 'little brother' of the restaurant Les Trois Garcons,
it was opened by the same owners to give a place to their customers
to go for drinks before and after their meal at Les Trois Garcons.
To keep up with their style, Lounge Lover is as charming as Les Trois Garcons
with big chandeliers hanging from the ceiling and very random eccentric deco
such as Anatomy posters on one wall and hanging wooden horses on the side.
A visit is needed to understand what I mean ...
We were seated right in the middle of it all and it was pretty cool!
To be noted that Lounge Lover is not only a bar.
It also serves food in the Japanese Tapas style and we headed there
to try out their Winter Tasting Menu on a very cold Winter evening.
We started with a Cocktail and some Edamame served with rock salt and chilli ...
Then came the Winter Taster Menu Experience ...
|Sushi Selection : Prawn & Salmon Nigiri, Loungelover Roll and Vegetable Roll|
|Lounge Lover Platter: Miso marinated fois gras, Duck Salad and Beef Tartare|
The Beef tartare was a Winner for me! So pretty!
|Salmon Teriyaki : Pan fried salmon fillet with bok choi & Plum wine Teriyaki sauce|
|Rib Eye Steak : Grilled Rib eye steak served with wafu sauce and crispy sweet potato and pea shoots|
And finally ... Dessert ...
|Creme Brulee Fondant and mixed berries|
If you are looking for a funky place to hang out for cool cocktails and light food
then I would definitely suggest that Lounge Lover makes it on the list ...
but if you want to have a proper dinner with similar ambiance and atmosphere,
then maybe Les Trois Garcons will fit better
Portions are small here but they did warn us that it would be tapas style after all!