Bull in a China Shop

  • Shoreditch
  • After Work
  • £££

Cosy little ground floor bar with over 100 whiskies, many Japanese and food to kinda match.


196 Shoreditch High Street, London, E1 6LG
+44 (0) 20 7539 9299
Opening Times
Mon-Sat 10.00-23.30
Sun 10.00-23.00
Insider Information
The rotisserie chicken lunch is delish.


  • Time Out

    Time Out Says…

    The spirits selection makes it a proper whisky destination – it has more Japanese whiskies than anywhere I’ve seen in London, from the cool Nikka From the Barrel to rare Karuizawa bottlings...The Bull’s menu, with its breakfast-to-late-night diversity, has a lot of good stuff on it. No bull: this Bull is a great place and a destination for whisky fans. All breakages, however, must be paid for.

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  • Evening Standard

    Evening Standard Says…

    Ever met someone and become best friends from the off? This bar feels like that. Behind the long copper bar top you'll find welcoming faces and even more welcoming shelves creaking with bottles. But the choice isn't overwhelming, the selection here feels well thought out and includes some bottles that can't be found anywhere else in the capital. Care is taken to ensure every drink is not just good, but outstanding - even the water glasses are chilled. But it's not snobby or pretentious; you needn't worry about how you sit or hold your glass here.

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  • Barchick

    Barchick Says…

    The real deal breaker is the Japanese Whisky and a bartender that’s trained to carved ice cubes just like the Japanese masters. You gotta see it to believe it. Make your way through bottles of Nikka, Hibiki, Yamasaki, Jura and Dalmore with some rare bottles for those with credit cards and curiosity. Their eight house cocktails hit all the spots but it’s all about their Charcoal Old Fashioned made with Hakashu single malt distillers reserve, chamomile syrup, coconut charcoal and bitters – yeah, it’s banging.

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