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On the Bab

On the Bab

Korean | Shoreditch, Clerkenwell

On the Bab - which translates as served 'on the rice' - is East London's first anju restaurant (which according to Wikipedia is the traditional Korean cuisine of consuming food with alcohol, so it's got our vote) offering Korean sharing dishes - and a rather lethal-sounding cocktail list. The 30 seater restaurant won't take reservations and will be open every day for lunch and dinner.

Restaurant details

Monday – Saturday 11:30 – 23:00
Nearest tube: 
  • Old Street
  • Shoreditch High Street
Telephone number: 020 7683 0361

Opening times: 11:30 - 15:00, 17:00 - 22:30

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Best for: 
Cheap eats


Swap Start/End
Monday – Saturday 11:30 – 23:00


Critic reviews - total score 6.5 out of 10

Critics' score: 6
Joe Warwick Metro
Reviewed on January 30, 2014
"On The Bab, from the team behind Fitzrovia’s Koba, is unlikely to be the place that finally makes it mainstream in London but that doesn’t stop it being a lot of fun." READ REVIEW

Critics' score: 6.5
Lisa Markwell Independent
Reviewed on February 26, 2014
"...I'd have killed to have On the Bab near me when my evenings had no destination, just a procession of stopping-off points, where food and alcohol are peripheral, not the main event." READ REVIEW

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