New pub – Old charm.
Old Street has a new hub of relaxation, entertainment and good food; opened just last week, the 3 crowns has a vibe of your local pub and the comfort of your living room rolled into one. It has friendly people and a relaxed atmosphere, perfect for people from all walks of life who work and play at Old Street.
With a green tile exterior and solid oak panelling, leather banquettes and beautiful skylights inside, 3 Crowns has a certain inviting charm that says this could be your local. The interior is split in two – a spacious and lively bar at the front and the restaurant separated by a grand curtain at the back. A brilliant feature which should keep loud chattering drinkers away from those wanting to enjoy a quiet meal.
The décor itself is timeless and classic, designed to get better with age. 3 Crowns also has an open kitchen with a very visible grill which should appease those who prefer to see who prepares and what goes into their meals.
Head Chef Lee focuses on honest cooking centred around seasonal, well sourced produce and creating delicious dishes with culinary flair. Examples include Grilled pork livers, bacon, sage and watercress, Cured sea trout, cucumber, mustard and dill, and Onglet, mustard, horseradish and chips to name a few. A typical two or three course meal at the 3 Crowns will set you back £15 and £18 respectively which is not bad for a pub grub at such a location.
The bar also has popular beers and ales and well as old world wines sourced from France, Sicily and Lebanon, not to mention a fabulous cocktail menu.
The creative collective behind 3 Crowns, Luca Mathiszig-Lee, Lee Urch and Rohit Patkar designed the public house with the concept of it being an extension of your living room, and they seem to have accomplished that. From students to solicitors, and drinks to dinner the venue shows no sign of pretence.
Address: The 3 Crowns Public House and Kitchen. 8 East Road, Old Street, London, N1 6AD
Times: Monday – Friday: 8am – 11pm | Saturday 10am – 11pm. Sunday 12am – 5pm