Situated near Liverpool Street, The Allegory has that quirky Shoreditch feel but with the convenience of being in the City. Its an ideal location for office workers for a lunch time meeting or after work cocktails.
As you walk in to the restaurant and bar area, you can’t help but feel there is a sense of the Danish trend, Hygge here. Baskets of hot water bottles and chunky knit throws are located around the entrance area and huge silver lanterns are home to flickering candles, there is something very cosy about this place.
Walk through the bar area, where there are booths tucked away and long wooden tables deeming it perfect for socialising, you are faced with the restaurant area with an open kitchen.
When presented with the menu, my initial thoughts were that this would be a great spot for after work sharing platters or a quick bite at lunch rather than a three-course sit down meal. Everything seems very ‘sociable’ here and perfect for large parties and groups.
For starter I opted for the crab bruschetta, which was by far the best course out of them all. For mains it was the Halloumi burger with hummus, red pepper and flat mushroom, finished with a HUGE portion of Crème Brule. The food was nice, although not ground-breaking, but perfect if you just want feel-good glorified pub grub.
I would definitely recommend The Allegory, but think it is much more of a social place to meet with friends for cocktails and nibbles rather than to have a sit down meal. The interiors are lovely and the staff are very friendly. Be sure to check out their impressive cocktail menu too, for Gin lovers, I would recommend the London spritz!