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The Old Crown

About The Old Crown

The Old Crown is so now. A genuine one-off, designed and lived in by the innovative team who own and run it, it's not only anti big-brands, but anti-branding... the pub's name isn't even written outside. But the effort of finding the right door pays off as soon as you walk into this tall-ceilinged wonderland of reclaimed chandeliers, stools that were once railway sleepers, hand-crafted wooden tables and a restored church spire finial. Equally strong ethics are found on the pages of the leather-bound menu books where you'll find gorgeous organic dishes made with locally-sourced ingredients from independent wholesalers. King of the meaty meals is a huge Argentinean rib-eye steak served with Cafe de Paris butter, roast shallots and fries, closely followed by the princely house burger. The menu changes (at least) weekly, but unusually, so do the marvellous cocktail and wine lists. What's more, the place opens at 6am Saturday and Sunday to serve champagne breakfasts to just-finished-work Clubland employees.



Sample Canape Menu

Starter

- Green & black olives £2.00
- Fried & spiced broad beans & corn £2.00
- Tortilla chips with hummus, guacamole & red pepper pesto £3.00
- Julienne chips with salsa, crème fraiche, sea salt and balsamic £3.00
- Calamari with citrus mayo small £5.95/ large £9.95
- Fennel spiced feta, black olive & cherry tomato skewers £0.95
- Selection of falafels with coriander & yoghurt relish (2 items £0.80)
- Veggie spring rolls with sweet chilli sauce £1.00
- Bruschetta of tomato, basil & mozzarella with smoked chilli jelly £1.00
- Mini veggie samosas with cucumber & mint raitha 2 items £0.80
- Traditional stuffed vine leaves £0.80
- Thai chicken cakes with chilli jam £1.00
- Char grilled lamb kofte with tzatziki £1.20
- Mini chipolatas with mustard mash & red onion gravy £1.50
- Lemongrass chicken skewers with vietnamese dipping sauce £1.20
- Roast duck & rice vermicelli spring rolls with soy dipping sauce £1.20
- King prawns in filo with saffron aioli £1.20
- Thai cod fishcakes with chilli jam £1.00
- Mini scampi & chips with tartare £1.50
- Crispy prawn toast with avocado, lime & coriander salsa £1.00
- Seasonal fruit kebabs £0.95
- Choc brownie with crème chantilly £1.20
- Chilled shots of fruit soup £0.95
- Biscotti with chocolate & amaretto mousse £1.20

Main Course

Dessert





Additional Information


Address:

33 New Oxford Street, WC1A 1RH

Nearest tube:

Holborn
This menu is available at any time providing it is pre-ordered
Price given are per item. For each item selected the minimum order is 10 pieces
Full menu available on request

Average Price:

£25 -£34

Opening times:

Mon - Sun: 12.30pm - 3.30pm & 5.30pm - 10pm
Bar: Mon-Sun 12.00pm-2.00am

Dress Code:

None



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