Since my last visit to Dirty Bones, the menu has been updated to offer (alongside the signature naughty and nice fare) a smattering of healthier, lighter dishes, such as grilled chicken and kale salad and spiced roast veg salad, both of which still looked hearty and appetising from the evidence of the diners on the opposite table. My companion and I, however, were here for the meat, the Shoreditch Signature in my case (tender lamb cutlets served with tangy jalapeño sauce) and the beef short rib in his (tender beef short rib with burnt onion & ale barbecue sauce, crispy shallots and spring onions). With crunchy slaw and skinny fries as sides, we tucked into our very indulgent feast with gusto. My cutlets, cooked perfectly pink, were meltingly tender, while the sauce was just the right side of hot and great for dipping my lamby lollipops in. As for the ribs, the superlatives were coming out of my companion’s mouth almost as fast as the beefy loveliness was going in. After such a pig-out (or should that be lamb-and-cow-out?), you’d think we would have called it quits there. But we were on a roll, so coffee and doughnuts it was to share, with the gelato and freshly sugared rings bringing our waist-expanding luncheon to a suitably sweet end.
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