Top 50 Gastropubs

The Princess of Shoreditch

Newcomer of the Year
Tucked away on the back streets of Shoreditch this pub humbly stands back in its dark exterior appearance. Once inside, the ground floor appears a pub like many others in London. Not huge but a well-stocked bar and some lively conversations being had.

However, head up the industrial staircase and you begin to see its pedigree and promise. Owned by Industry veteran and Noble Inns founder Barry Weller, the Princess of Shoreditch has been carefully constructed since its launch in 2021 with an eye on the details. Glassware, crockery, interior d├ęcor has had little expense spared and all of it pull together to give a sense that this is something special.

But the food is where this Princess shines. Head chef, Ruth Hansom has been making a name for herself since winning Great British menu, and with the super-seasonal, beautifully presented dishes that are packed full of flavour, her stock is going to rise significantly.

We highly recommend trying the 8-course taster menu and fully expect to see The Princess of Shoreditch become a regular Top 50 Gastropub.