I was ecstatic when the latest branch of Busaba Eathai opened in Old St, London last month. Being that my office is a stones throw away from this new venture, I was very fortunate to secure an invite to the soft launch.
Shoreditch usually grits its teeth at chains opening in an area which is largely populated by “indies” however it seems by the creative launch I attended the day before it’s official opening, that this one is welcomed with opening arms.
There is something quite cult like about Busaba and its clean fresh wooden interior. They did a very good job of gutting out what used to be Shish (no kebab smells apparent) and the food is fab as per usual. There are (to my knowledge) no other competitors of this standard in the area. Yelo in the square is still a favourite for quick bites. Miso (in my opinion) is awful. Busaba is definitely one for the lunchtime treats – even casual business lunches. I have now visited every branch of Busaba – Bird St being my previous favourite. This one is 30 seconds away from where I work – happy :)