Strut & Cluck

151-152 Commercial Street, Shoreditch, London

Shoreditch’s latest dining delight

Strut & Cluck picture

Ads by Google
Address:151-152 Commercial Street
E1 6BJ
Map:Map & nearby
Nearest Station:Shoreditch
About: This June, Shoreditch will gain a new resident with the opening of Strut & Cluck. The restaurant, founded by husband and wife Amir and Limor, will showcase their hero ingredient – the turkey! Strut & Cluck will serve dishes inspired by Eastern Mediterranean home cooking, with free-range turkey meat served in new and exciting ways alongside seasonal ingredients.

Limor started cooking turkey for her family as a healthy alternative to chicken and quickly discovered the versatility and flavour of this superfood. Marinated for 24 hours in the family spice and herb blend, the turkeys are then slow-cooked ensuring their tenderness before the final finishing touches. The restaurant will use cooking methods that complement the taste of the raw ingredients, such as grilling in a charcoal oven and roasting, avoiding deep frying and saturated fats. Alongside a selection of turkey dishes there will be many vegetarian options, perfect for sharing and split into sections Nibbled, Roasted and T

Related Businesses

Nearby alternatives

  1. Wright Brothers (0.0 miles)
    Lamb Street, Spitalfields, E1 6EA
  2. Bull In A China Shop (0.1 miles)
    Shoreditch High Street, Shadwell, E1 6LG
  3. Galvin La Chapelle (0.1 miles)
    Spital Square, Shadwell, E1 6DY

"Shoreditch’s latest dining delight"

Review Rating: 7 / 10
star rating one starstar rating one starstar rating one starstar rating one starstar rating one starstar rating one starstar rating one starstar rating no starstar rating no starstar rating no star
Reviewed by

In stark contrast to the fried chicken establishments of recent years, there’s been something of a trend for healthier dining recently with raw/detox/vegan/gluten-free establishments popping up all over the shop recently. Thankfully Strut & Cluck, Shoreditch’s latest dining delight, is a comfortable middle ground - healthy food, but deliciously wholesome and comforting at the same time. Win win.

With a menu inspired by Eastern Mediterranean home cooking it’s packed with big yet mellow fla-vours, lots of spices, plenty of fresh, crunchy veg and, of course, lots of turkey. With a host of shar-ing dishes, smaller starters, hearty salads packed with fresh, jewel-toned ingredients and of course the main event of the big bird, everything looks incredible - allow yourself plenty of time to peruse the menu.

We started with a portion of the smokey aubergine and tahini dip with warm pitta bread and the charred cauliflower; one less flavoursome review I read in a Sunday paper this week talk dirty about this particular dish but I loved it. Served with the a lemon zest infused creme fraiche, Nigella seeds and pomegranate molasses I personally thought it was delicious (though even a quarter is a big portion for two!) We accompanied our starter with a crunchy, juicy salad of roasted halloumi, orange and beetroot with lambs lettuce, roasted walnuts and citrus dressing; just the ticket for a summer supper starter.

For a main there’s a choice of on or off the bone; while I shall definitely be returning to try the sticky wings, the turkey escalope (with matzo-style breadcrumb) was a tasty alternative (and also a huge portion), served with a side of giant couscous, just how the owner’s mum used to make it.

Make sure to leave space for pudding - the levant milk pudding (like a pana cotta) with raspberries, rosewater treacle and pistachios was delicate and light, while the flourless valrhona chocolate mousse cake, served with candied orange peel and creme fraiche is a must-have for any choco-holic.

The restaurant itself is airy and bright, informal and cosy, a bit like sitting round a friend’s scrubbed pine kitchen table for a midweek supper. There staff were super knowledgeable and friendly, filling me in on all the Israeli-style ingredients when I had no idea what anything meant. The cocktail list also comes highly recommended - When Basil Met Ginger, a fusion of ginger and lemongrass in-fused gin with basil leaves and tonic water, is the dream summer beverage after a long day at work. Get Strut & Cluck on your radar - you won’t be disappointed.

Laurel reviewed Strut & Cluck on Thu 04 Aug 2016

Reviews & Tips from our readers

What's New?

AIL on Social Media

Facebook logo Twitter logo Instagram logo