Author: Sharky

Dinner at Grind – Covent Garden

I had my first espresso martini the other day. And I liked it. Serving up a daily dose of caffeine – however you take it – in Shoreditch, Soho, on the ground floor of The Hoxton in Holborn, Exmouth Market and on the outskirts of Borough Market, the Grind group’s list of locations reads like a hipster’s address book.  Are we surprised? No. This place managed to make drinking on a roundabout cool when the first venue opened above Old Street tube station in 2011. And while you might expect the service to come with a side of attitude,...

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Grind Coffee – Exmouth Market

I love the café culture that’s become London. When Grind first set up shop in Shoreditch in 2011, the public like myself, welcomed it with open arms. A coffee shop turn cocktail bar at night, focused on quality and good design? Well, it’s no wonder pub sales are down. Grind is now launching its 7th outpost, a 90-seat restaurant right at the entrance of Exmouth Market. We popped in on a Wednesday evening, eager to try out the new dinner menu. Like the other venues, the menu features small plates, followed by larger plates, encouraging diners to share in...

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