There’s a meatball speakeasy in town. What can I say? I love my food and I love the concept of a meatballs speakeasy even more. Launched earlier this month, Ballroom certainly adds something new to the food landscape in the city.
I attended the press launch and very much loved the vibe of Ballroom; it’s low-lit and laid back with a cosy underground den.
The venue itself has a lot of character with exposed brick walls and tables fashioned from reclaimed parquet flooring.
The menu offers Tapas style homemade, hand-rolled meatballs, a cocktail menu with drinks like Negroni, Old Fashioned and Margarita; as well as a selection of spirits, wines, lagers and craft ales.
Just so you know, Ballroom might be a meatball joint but not all the meatballs are made of meat – there are fish and vegan options too. The beetroot meatballs in particular are to die for.
All meatballs are served with bases such as pasta of the day, couscous, creamy mash or wilted greens and a variety of sides including homemade slaws and salads.
During the day, the Ballroom offers great coffee and pastries and turns into a cosy speakeasy at night. If you’re a bit of a foodie, I’ll recommend Ballroom because it presents an adventure and the food is delicious.
Ballroom: 39a Eastcheap, London, EC3M 1DT