NE1 Reviews: Beeronomy
Beeronomy blurs the lines between craft beer and creative cuisine. Time for a hearty feast with a hop or two...
“The versatility of beer knows no culinary bounds,” is the restaurant’s ethos - and boy is it right.
Who knew beer and bavette were a match made in heaven? Who’d have thought a stout would bring out the best in your sticky toffee pudding?
Whether you’re a craft-beer geek, a real ale aficionado, or you’re new to hops and hand-pulls, we’re certain you’ll leave this place partial to a bit of palate-pleasing pint-pairing.
Whether it's a mid-week munch or a post-work pint, Beeronomy perfectly blurs the lines between a beer with friends and a full-blown feast. What’s not to love?
The place is big, bright and airy - and screams craft brewery coolness. Think high ceilings, stripped-back woodwork, metallic decor, refined rows of hand-pulls and a bold array of bottles on show.
A tasty bottle of Timmerman’s cherry whets the palate as we browse the bustling menu - which, it's worth noting, very kindly suggests the perfect pint to go with each dish.
We kick things off with the masala-spiced scotch egg (£6.75) and the wild mushroom on toast (£6.50), for our veggie chum. The scotch egg is everything it should be and more - a perfectly crisp coating on the outside, with the bright orange yolk of the egg oozing inside. Sitting on a bed of spiced dahl, it’s a great hearty starter to get things started - with a kick of spice for good measure. The wild mushroom on toast is a vibrant veggie option - topped with lemon thyme, charred onions and nasturtiums.
The main event brings beer, bavette and beetroot to the table. The soy marinated bavette steak (served pink on this occasion) is a great buy at £13.50, packing in plenty of fire and flavour with black garlic, miso béarnaise and the tastiest triple cooked chips we’ve had! All of this, washed down with a dark lager. The roasted celeriac (£9.95) is a mouthwatering meat-free option to say the least. A cleverly-arranged plate of colourful goodness, topped with pickled shiitake mushrooms, lentils, goat’s curd and beetroot. This green-eating plate of gorgeousness is perfectly paired with an IPA.
The beer matching fun doesn’t stop at mains. And it’d be rude not to try the dessert offering! We satisfy our sweet tooth with a sent-fromheaven sticky toffee pud (£5.75) - served with a good scoop of Madagascan bourbon vanilla ice cream. A small mouthful of stout is the perfect companion, leaving us feeling full, content and experts in the field of food and beer pairing. Our dinner date finishes on a fruity high with a cherry and almond Bakewell tart (£5.95), served with a super sweet fruit beer.
Food and drink comes hand in hand, and at Beeronomy it’s as much about the food as it is the beer. It’s a place where you can kick back with a pint, but also enjoy a plate of the good stuff. Make sure you check it out - it’s the perfect match for the people of NE1!