It's finally happening. We've been waiting for news of the opening date for Chef Tom Brown's new restaurant, and we can at last share that Pearly Queen will be flinging open her doors on Saturday 11th November.
The brains behind Hackney's Michel starred Cornerstone, Brown will be unveiling the new oyster bar and restaurant located at 44 Commercial Street, E1 6LT, in the heart of Shoreditch.
Pearly Queen draws inspiration from the vibrant history, heritage, and fish cookery traditions of London's East End. The menu boasts a selection of oysters, shellfish, and inventive fish dishes, paired with a unique cocktail menu curated by Max Venning of Three Sheets fame. The menu caters to both leisurely meals and quick bites - seafood lovers can enjoy UK-sourced oysters, seasonal specials, and small plates like Cockle bhajis and Prawn Scotch Eggs. Main dishes include Grilled lobster in XO lobster butter and Whole plaice in a roast chicken sauce, alongside the awe-inspiring '100-layer' cuttlefish lasagne.
He has said of the launch "The last few years for the restaurant trade have been about survival, and I see Pearly Queen as an expression of that spirit. It's the result of a massive team effort, championing the British seafood industry, much like those early Pearly Queen traders who transformed something raw into something beautiful. Pearly Queen is a celebration of a city slowly coming back to life, a place for stolen moments of indulgence, whether it's a pint and oyster after work or a night to remember. I can't wait to open her doors."
Pearly Queen officially opens its doors on November 11th at 44 Commercial Street, Shoreditch, E1 6LT