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Back In 5 Minutes (Restaurant)

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224 Brick Lane, Shoreditch, London, E1 6SA
Cuisine: European
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Top 10 things we discovered about Back In 5 Minutes restaurant when we visited:

1) Shhh, it’s a secret! Well, sort of. Back in 5 Minutes is hidden out the back of a clothes shop on Brick Lane in Shoreditch behind a mysterious black curtain. This means you can pop out for a browse between courses.

2) It’s part of the Disappearing Dining Club, so if you get lost trying to find the restaurant, fear not; the group put on all sorts of exciting events including a monthly dinner and dance.

3) It feels like you’re round a friend’s for dinner. There are just three large tables so expect to share conversation over mismatched crockery and kitsch furnishings in a relaxing, informal atmosphere.

4) That said, if you get a loud stag party on the next table, it will affect your evening. Although one of our neighbouring stags did take it upon himself to perform some opera part-way through the evening, which was really quite impressive.

5) The menu is simple: one meat option; one fish; one veggie; boom! A welcome change for the criminally indecisive.

6) ‘Faux exclusivity’ is how my dining partner defined the restaurant. It’s retro but trendy, dark but welcoming, hidden but easy to find. And clearly popular: we arrived at 7pm and was already nearly full.

7) The food is cooked by Michelin-experienced Fredrik Bolin, but there’s no pretension: pork belly, tasty and succulent, although lacking a crispy skin; seafood risotto, pure creamy, cheesy richness; and I don’t even want to know how long it took to trim and wrap a million tiny green beans in delicate parma ham for my starter.

8) It’s all in the details. The black bream la greque (that means Greek style) starter delighted not just with its flavour but because it was served on a glass, fish-shaped plate.

9) A crumble dessert is a shortbready, cinnamon triumph, and a pineapple fondant comes in a rich rum syrup, warming your belly, and although coconut covered chocolate ice-cream seems a strange accompaniment, I can’t fault the flavour.

10) You might fear being rushed in and out, with just 30 seats in the restaurant, but it’s open until 1 and, after dinner, you can enjoy the rest of your evening supping wonderful Grey Goose le Fizz cocktails with your new pals.
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Average (based on 1 votes): 1 Atmosphere: Value: Quality:

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“This place is a perfect date venue, has that exclusive feel about it and the simple menu means that the quality can only be consistent. As long as you don't mind sharing a table (I know some people can get funny about this) you won't go too far wrong here.”
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James, London (1 years 13 days ago)

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