The Cornershop information

The Cornershop is a bustling bar that offers a variety of drinks from its prime location in Shoreditch as well as hosting live comedy, live sport and gigs. The Cornershop also boasts an eclectic food menu including homemade pizzas.

Ranked #332 of 2091 pubs & bars in London
"The Cornershop bar is located in the heart of the thriving nightlife area of Shoreditch in East London. We open from Midday everyday and provide coffee and great food deals right through to the evening. We have Italian chefs that make authentic homemade pizza the Italian way! Our everyday programme offers a range of live music, cocktails, craft beers, comedy and live sports. Looking for a place to host your event or social gathering? We are available for private hire and Christmas bookings! London's best DJ's play late into the evening at the weekends and the venue offers a great space to dance the night away on two separate floors."

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Opening Hours
Opening Hours

10:00 - 01:00


10:00 - 01:00


10:00 - 01:00


10:00 - 01:00


10:00 - 01:00


10:00 - 02:00


10:00 - 23:00

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The Cornershop reviews

By Pel M.

Read and be warned.

Awful. I should have known from the minute I tried to reserve an area in this place, they staff were rude from this conversation not returning calls and then trying to up the reservation fee from £50 to £100. When we arrived, the bar was completely empty. No 'reserved' area. Two of our party (male and female) arrived minutes before 10pm. After 10pm there is a charge, the obnoxious door staff first refused entry as the male was wearing a cap (so cap removed) then made some fuss that the girl did not have correct ID, then lo and behold, it's past 10pm now you can come in for a fee!! What the hell?! Tried to reason with the most unpleasant door staff i've ever encountered. I can only feel pity for these people who take pleasure exercising their authority. Tried to speak to the managers, well what a joke. These guys were like dumb and dumber. I doubt very much they could manage anything. Their unwillingness to try and accommodate a large party of people who were spending a great deal of money in an otherwise empty bar was a joke. Unfortunately it was too late for us all to move to a venue that would accommodate us at such short notice. Furthermore, the person they refused to let in runs a small business a stones throw away and brings regular custom to the bar. Nice way to pay back and show local support and loyalty to the local community. I'm disgusted in the way in the which we were treated, no wonder there are so many repercussions. Vile place, vile staff/management.

By Kamie S.

I stumbled upon the corner shop as we were out for my birthday and wanted a place to dance. We heard the tunes from the outside which got us interested so decided to head in. The tunes were awesome, the DJ played my requests which was cool and allowed me into the DJ booth, which made my night! We hit up the 3 Jägers for £10 deal and the drinks were reasonably priced too. All in all an awesome night here, if I’m back in Shoreditch I will be coming here again.

By Dan C.

Sounds like this place has completely changed in the last year or two. My partner and I stopped for one on the way to love box this year- wish we could've stayed longer! The bar staff were cool and helpful and the vibe was great. Nice layout good amenities and the food smelled great. It was filling up as we left, gutted!

By Davitt F.

amazingly the best venue in this side of London my wife and i both agreed. we went there Saturday 20th august for the first time. apparently it used to be called jam! in that case id definitely prefer marmalade from the corner shop. the staff were charming the food was the best i have ever had in London and will definitely coming from notting hill with my friends and family in the future well done the staff and chefs at the cornershop. thank you

By Danny J.

This place has turned around recently. Good happy hour. Decent food. The weekends are always surprisingly fun.

By C C.

Was in there yesterday got charged £5 for a pint of Hoegaarden. The owners)obviously think this place is special. I dont :-(

By Gaynor W.

We had been using The Corner Shop as a stop off point most nights because of the drinks deals and vibe but never really knew what was going on with the renovations. We were very surprised to see on the last visit that the basement had somehow been completely changed. Not quite sure how they did it so quickly but it is a very good feature to have put on top. Again i'm not really sure if it is finished yet but we had a good old boogie till the venue closed. Another big step forward.

By Mike T.

Becoming a favourite of the companies. We are having all of our client meetings here in the day and as one of my vices is football, watching most games in the evening. A welcome edition to Shoreditch.

By Fuckface F.

Stupid name. Don't the owners realise they need to water the flowers in the window boxes. Much preferred it when it was the Jam Bar!

By Roxanne R.

With an interesting food menu and variety of DJs, this bar aims to please from its prime position on the corner of Shoreditch High Street and Old Street.

The Venue
Situated in an easy-to-find location on the corner of Shoreditch High Street and Old Street, this venue sits in the heart of what was formerly known as the Trendy Triangle. There have been big changes in recent times and many venues in the area have ditched the rugged industrial look in favour of a sleeker, modern-looking decor that is often found in bars in the West End. The Corner Shop has managed to do this in a tasteful way and the venue still has some character with an elaborate living/dining room feel to it – there's vintage-style furniture, dark wooden tables and chairs, funky framed pictures, patterned lampshades, newspaper/comic-covered walls and fairy lights. Downstairs is particularly cosy and, interestingly, is popular with people who want to watch sport on the screens. The bar opens on to the street and, during the summer, there's often a huge crowd outside.

The Atmosphere
This changes a lot depending on the time of the week. During the week, the venue is popular with local workers from the City who take advantage of the lunchtime offers and the after-work deals on drinks, while at the weekend, you have the mixed bunch that modern day Shoreditch pulls in – people from Essex on a "big night out," trendy artists who still live in the area, those after somewhere to watch a big game and people wandering past looking for a drink. Staff are friendly and really passionate about what they do. The music changes a lot depending on the day of the week – expect to hear everything from electro, indie and disco to 90s tunes and funky house. The venue plays host to resident DJs and live bands.

The Food
This is where the venue aims to stand out – the chef is unbelievably passionate about offering something its neighbours don't and he's devised a menu that wouldn't look out of place in a gastro pub. The chef's signature dish, The Corner Pie (£8.95), is particularly delicious. Standing tall on a plate, the homemade filo pastry pie is layered with fresh-tasting spinach, rich ricotta cheese, sautéed potatoes and perfectly cooked Mediterranean veg. It's topped with a creamy, yet not overpowering, bonne femme sauce that really complements the dish. The cajun chicken salad (£8.95) is also very good – the slightly spicy chicken pieces are tender and plentiful, while the salad is more than just a couple of leaves, including sundried tomatoes and a selection of different peppers, all topped in a tangy balsamic dressing. In addition, the kitchen serves grazing platters that start at £10 and pizza slabs that come on a wooden board and are made with a light foccacia base.

Desserts are priced at £4.95 and change daily. The homemade tiramisu is particularly good. There are a few deals on the menu – lunches are £5 and you can get two main meals for £12. This is good value for the quality of food that's served.

The Drink
The bar staff are expertly trained in cocktail making and take great pride in the drinks they serve. The London mojito (£7.50) is particularly well-made and offers a twist on the classic drink – the Bombay Sapphire, lime, mint and sugar are really complemented by the dash of apple juice that adds a refreshing edge to what is a subtly sweet drink. The Long Island ice tea (£8) is also very tasty and is made with the perfect amounts of vodka, gin, tequila, Bacardi, Cointreau, lemon and Coke to make it strong, yet easy to drink. If you're after wine, the list is pretty reasonable and you're looking at spending around £12.50 for a bottle of cabernet sauvignon. Beers include Staropramen, Beck’s Vier, Stella and Hoegaarden on draught. They have a few drinks deals running, including two beers for a fiver.

The Last Word
With well-made cocktails, tasty food and a committed team of staff, this venue looks set to do well in its prime location on Shoreditch High Street.

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