Dim sum and drinks
The Drunken Monkey1
Why locals love it
Cheap and cheerful dim sum spot which is perfect for sharing a meal with friends in the heart of Shoreditch. They do a very wallet friendly set menu if you are on a budget, or you can order a mixture of dishes for sharing. Plus they do a GREAT happy hour (£5 cocktails).
Why you should visit it
This is where real Londoners eat. The food is tasty and the portion sizes are HUGE. It is the perfect start to a night and a great way to fill up after a long day of sight-seeing. Great value for money which is quite hard to find in this part of London.
The Pisco Punch cocktail is incredible.