Last weekend McD & I indulged ourselves at Night Tales, London’s newest and coolest foodie pop up! Located in a Shoreditch carpark very close to Old Street tube station (exact address is 288 Old Street, London EC1V 9DP) this alfresco delight is open every Thursday, Friday & Saturday from 6pm to midnight until 20th December 2014… tickets are purchased on the door at a cost of £4 and arriving early is recommended, luckily McD managed to get us on to a guest list but speaking to people inside I was told the queue although long does move fast, but still I’d definitely recommend getting there early, if only to nab a table to keep us your base for the night ;)
Once in we headed straight over to Randy’s Wing Bar… McD knows them and are the reason we managed to sneak on to a guest list… THANK YOU BOYS!!! Their booth was a great place to start our food adventure… wings and beer, what better starter is there for an over indulgent feast!? We shared their version of a surf & turf; buffalo chicken wings and fried shrimp, the delicious bufallo sauce had a warming kick and it was all real finger lickin’ good stuff, I definitely recommend stopping by Randy’s Wing Bar to try their delights.
After inhaling the wings in seconds we decided we needed lubrication whilst we decided on which food outlet to tackle next, so with our rum cocktails in hand we wandered around the venue checking out all the food offerings and soaking in the great atmosphere… helped greatly thanks to the live DJ! Suffering major food envy and serious FOMO from watching everyone tuck into their dinner we formed a plan of trying to eat as much as humanly possible by ordering the featured special from each stall and sharing it between us… needless to say the holiday diet went out the window for this date night!
We started with Patty & Bun… something I have wanted to tick of my ‘London Burger Must Try’ list for a long time, it was a great tasting burger, although a little too saucy for my liking… lots of napkins were needed to clean ourselves up after sampling that delight. We then shared an amazing pork bun from Yum Bun – hands down my favourite from the night, I’ll definitely be keeping an eye out for any shop they may open in the future! Finally we tried the new kid on the block, Bathing Bull (we overheard it was their opening night) they served amazingly tender beef brisket on toasted ciabatta, it was very warming and satisfying although this was the dish that pushed our stomachs over the edge, game over for our feast!
Going just the two of us meant we didn’t have the space in our stomachs to taste all the exhibitors so we left with a little regret of having not had the chance to enjoy jerk chicken from The Rum Kitchen (which I’ve blogged about before here), a cheese toasties from Morty and Bob’s and a slice of pizza from Voodoo Ray’s.
If you are thinking of going I definitely recommend going with a group of friends, it was a great date night with McD but if you want to be tactical and try everything, going in a bigger group will help you achieve this, that of course is all dependent on if your friends like to share! Night Tales website doesn’t really have much useful information so if you want more info I suggest checking out there facebook page before you decide to go.