A piece of Caribbean heaven – Cottons Rhum Shack

The newest Cottons Rhum Shack is based in Shoreditch (130 – 132 Curtain Road, London EC2A 3AR). I have never eaten at Cottons Rhum Shack chain of restaurants before as I am not really keen on Caribbean food however after eating here on a promotional opportunity that was given to a group of us at Love Pop Ups London via Cottons I was totally blown away.

Cottons Rhum Shack – Shoreditch

The first moment when you I stepped through the doors the place was highly colourful and buzzing with atmosphere. It’s not a large restaurant area but comfortable enough. The interior is colourful and yet fun. The staff were also very pleasant and happy making it even more welcoming. Firstly we was all served a cocktail which consisted of rum. In fact the alcohol content of the rum is 63%. Even though lovely for my liking it was a little strong but then I am not used to rum or drinking for that matter. We was then served small tapas helpings of food.

Cottons me and others

The first moment when I stepped through the doors of Cottons Rhum Shack you are greeted via friendly staff, buzzing atmosphere and colour making this a real fun looking place. We sat down and all was served a cocktail which consisted of rum. The alcohol content of the rum is 63% which is strong. Even though the drink was lovely for my liking it was a little strong but then I am not used to rum. We was then served small tapas helpings of food.

  • Ebony chicken wings (£6.00 for 3 pieces) which was quite spicy but the chicken was so succulent and tasty just fell away from the bone,
  • Jerk Pork Rib (£6.00 for 3 pieces) was chunky and very juicy again falling off bone practically,
  • Crayfish and Lobster mac ‘n’ cheese (£7.50) which was soft, cheesy, seafoody and very delicious,
  • Vegetable Fritters (£6.50 for 3 pieces) which were a nice packed vegetable battered coated balls,
  • Salt Fish Fritters (£6.00 for 3 pieces) served along with a spiced mango chutney and chilli jam. These were most certainly my best dish as I love fish for a start. Even though the sauce was lovely I did not use often as I preferred just the taste of the seafood so heavenly and lightly coated in batter so gave them a nice crunch and
  • Rasta salad (£6.50 a decent size portion) which was a refreshing alongside the sticky saucy meaty delights and battered dishes cleaning your palette.

After all the lovely food we had yet another drink of our choice and I chose to have a Strawberry Daiquiri which was different to the ones I usually have as did not have loads of crushed ice in it but was nice regardless.

rum cocktails

If you love drink over food you can still go there just for that as they certainly do, do some incredible drinks. In fact they have over 60 different rum drinks to choose from. You can also go along for happy hour at £5.00 for cocktails, £3.00 for a glass of wine and £16.00 for a bottle of prosecco during certain times.

Cottons Rhum Shack certainly did live up to expectations in fact even more so as I said earlier I don’t really like Caribbean food but this has changed my take on Caribbean food and I will certainly be going back for more to experience the great atmosphere, food and drinks. Perfect for a night out be it for a catch up with friends/family, date or even as a large group or party night.

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Thanks to Cottons Rhum Shack for a complimentary gastronomic experience.  The meal was complimentary but all views are my own honest opinion.

Click below to read the blogs from the community members which joint me on the night. All their views are of their own honest opinion.

Cottons Rhum Shack – Shoreditch


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