Review: Getting Hopped Up At Brewhouse & Kitchen

Lydia Manch

Review: Getting Hopped Up At Brewhouse & Kitchen

Brewhouse and Kitchen


This taproom is serving a standard but well-executed food menu: IPA-battered fish and chips might not be blowing anybody’s minds with the novelty, but the batter’s crunchy, the fish is soft and the fries are dusted with garlic-and-hop salt. Cajun gumbo and IPA hummus are both worth a repeat order, too.

The drinks are where they’re nailing it, though. We’re not convinced by the NegronIPA — lengthened with ale and losing the sticky, bitter punch a Negroni usually packs. We are, however, extremely convinced by the on-site microbrewery: their Westwood Pale’s a light, just-about-sessionable APA that tastes like summer. In a redwood forest.

They’ve also got an impressive menu of outsider beers, but the recent installation of a revamped brewery system promises an expansion of their own range, with talk of experimental small-batch sours on the horizon. Four stars for food, three for the atmosphere — chainy but friendly — and a solid five for the brews.

Brewhouse & Kitchen, Torrens Street, EC1V 1NQ

Last Updated 06 June 2017

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