Saturday, 26 September 2015

London Date Night

Last night the hubby and I took a little time for ourselves and enjoyed each others company! First stop was a quick dinner at Dirty Burger in Shoreditch. The burger shack is a stones throw from Shoreditch High Street station and seats about 14 diners. They also offer take away and accept both cards and cash.

We were a little stretched for time so our photos are limited but at 6pm on a Wednesday evening there was a short queue and two little stools available for us to perch on. We ordered a milkshake each (chocolate and vanilla) and two cheeseburgers, one for me without mayo at a total cost of £21. As often with concept restaurants the menu is short but what they do serve is done well.

The burgers were perfect, all made to a medium specification with cheese, soft bun and some salad. The juices dripped down your fingers, which is just how a burger should behave! The milkshakes were thick and creamy and the chocolate one even included some chips. They were the perfect sweet treat size without leaving you seriously overfull and sick!

After gorging down burgers at lightening speed we headed round the corner to Electric Cinema. The cinema can be found in the basement of Barber & Parlour. This café is an ideal place for pre cinema or during cinema eats. Wine, beer, prosecco and cocktails can be purchased and taken in for consumption during the movie. They have a variety of sweet and savoury items that can be purchased to eat in the café or taken into the cinema. They will also deliver food during the movie.

The Electric Cinema itself is a real treat. There are fifty roomy armchairs with cashmere blankets and soft pillows to lean back on and enjoy the film. There is a little table and lamp between chairs so this isn't the ideal place for a snuggle but it is the ideal place to watch a film and share a bottle of wine in comfort. Tickets are priced at £18 per person, which is only slightly more than other London cinema chains. They show a variety of main stream and independent films with usually two screenings per evening. Book in advance to avoid disappointment.

Due to a lack of lighting and not wanting to disturb the other guests I only took one photo without flash but you get the gist! Choose the middle seats a couple of rows back as these have the best view!