After having a few mini heat waves this summer in London, a pub lunch was in order. Working close to Shoreditch and Liverpool Street, it’s hard to find a pub with a large outdoor beer garden that serves delicious food. In my search to find the perfect place, I stumbled across The Water Poet which is situated a few streets away from Liverpool Street station.
From the exterior, The Water Poet looks to be a normal pub but the place has a quirky interior with many rooms and funky decorations on the wall which carries on to the outside beer garden.
We were seated in an outdoor area which unfortunately was covered so we didn’t see the sun, but still had the outside breeze and summer heat. The Water Poet offers a £10 meal deal from 12pm – 3pm which includes a main course dish from the pub classics section of the menu and a drink with a choice between a pint of beer, wine or a soft drink.
The pub menu seemed to be incredibly popular but I steered away from lunch menu and opted for a more weather appropriate section instead; the BBQ.
I opted for the chargrilled lamb which arrived served alongside a potato cake and a side of caprese salad. The lamb had a smoky exterior from the meat albeit a little tough and gristly in parts but nevertheless still seasoned well with enough flavour. The potato cake was also a nice surprise with a crispy exterior and a soft, smooth potato interior that complimented the lamb well. The fresh caprese salad with mozzarella and cherry tomatoes, was also refreshing considering the heat.
The Water Poet was a nice surprise however the menu prices do vary and for a pub lunch, can lean towards the more expensive side with my lamb costing £14.50, however, the set menu is also an option which delivers generous portion sizes for the price.
– The Water Poet, Shoreditch