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Beard to Tail, London

carnivorous restaurant is the pig of the bunch...

Beard to Tail, London

The venue is industrial in looks, with exposed brick and aluminium ventilation ducts, and a mixture of rustic old bench tables and shiny new ones under the glow of a spectacular neo-chandelier...

Call me unadventurous (you can say that again, Ed), but I have a rule about not eating anything of an animal that comes from above the neck, below the bum or within the skeleton. The cuts of “meat” and offal which once provided skint families with a way of staying alive have been worryingly championed by top chefs in recent years, citing their flavourful qualities and creating super-trendy dishes that a cattle-prod couldn’t convince me to eat. Cheeks? No. Trotters? Hell no. Tongue? Tongue?? Have a word with yourselves, this isn’t 1935.

Anyway, the Beard to Tail pop-up experiment by those good folk at Callooh Callay has found a market more willing to experiment than I, and have announced a permanent venue in Curtain Road, Shoreditch following a successful four-day trial of their pig-based menu. They do also use the more appetizing parts of the animal in dishes such as their pork rump for two, so it’s not all snouts and arseholes. The venue is industrial in looks, with exposed brick and aluminium ventilation ducts, and a mixture of rustic old bench tables and shiny new ones under the glow of a spectacular neo-chandelier. If you dig on swine, this is the place to dine…

Beard to Tail, London
Beard to Tail, London
Beard to Tail, London
Beard to Tail, London
Beard to Tail, London

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