Shoreditch’s Salvation Jane is Now Open for Dinner

Salvation Jane logo in the windowSalvation Jane, located on City Road, Shoreditch, is now open for dinner. Influenced by Australian café culture the restaurant is for people who believe that if you are going to eat or drink then it should be savoured.

Salvation Jane opened in April 2012 and is the sister restaurant to the hugely successful Lantana, an Australian eat in and take out café opened just off Goodge Street, Fitzrovia in 2008. It’s headed up by the same team behind Lantana – Aussies Shelagh Ryan (a former a policy advisor in Melbourne!) and Michael Homan and Kiwi chef Tim Dorman. The ethos behind both outlets is to offer great tasting Australian café influenced food in a relaxed atmosphere – a little bit of Australia in central London.

Salvation Jane (c) Tom Gildon

Salvation Jane in Shoreditch photo: Tom Gildon

The name Salvation Jane comes from a beautiful flowering plant that was brought to Australia in the 1800s by an English immigrant named Jane Patterson. The plant took hold and became an iconic Australian weed. It is extremely hardy and in drought times, is a source of food to grazing cows, hence the name Salvation Jane.

With a range of food and drink served by a friendly team, the restaurant is all about flavour. Dishes on the new dinner menu include lemon pepper squid with lime aioli, chilli & coriander and crispy pork belly, colcannon croquettes and kale with cider jus (£14).

Offering this new evening menu means that Salvation Jane is now open from breakfast right through to dinner. As well as eat in, the restaurant offers a full take out menu, including coffee.

The Food   

The new evening menu includes the following tasty dishes; home-made sweet potato, beetroot and fennel seed crisps; beef and Taleggio meatballs with chunky tomato sauce; Thai fish cakes with lime and chilli dipping sauces with a herb noodle salad (£9.50) and five-spiced confit duck leg with braised lentils and caramelised ginger pumpkin (£10.50)

Wine and Cocktails

The rotating wine list includes red, white and sparkling wines from Europe and the New World. Specially created cocktails include Jane’s Negroni with Aperol (Aperol, Lillet Blanc, Lillet Rosso, gin and orange bitters) and Maple Frappe Espresso (maple syrup, vodka and a dash of milk).  Wine is from £5.00 a glass and from £20 for a bottle, with cocktails starting from £6.50.

And the good news that Happy Hour every Tuesday to Friday night until Christmas!
From 5pm to 7.30pm serving:

  • Inspired Cocktails £4
  • Craft Beers £3 (Little Creatures and Brooklyn Lager)
  • Wine by the glass / bottle (£3.50 / £15)

The Interior

The inspiration for the interior is ‘70’s Australian beach house’ and the materials used reference this relaxed style with fibro sheeting on the bars, unpolished grey concrete floors and unfinished grey breeze block brick walls. Highlights of colour come from shades of light green, natural wood and 70’s ceramics.

On walking into Salvation Jane diners are greeted by the coffee/take out bar to the left and the drinks bar, with the open kitchen, straight in front of them. Made from sustainably sourced wood, the bars are painted with a subdued shade of green.

The dining area features a combination of freestanding wooden tables, made by a local craftsman, with light and dark wooden Ercol chairs. Other tables are arranged opposite the walls that feature long banquette seating.

Salvation Jane Artwork

At the far end of the room is a striking black and white botanical mural by Melbourne artist Kat MacLeod that dominates the back wall. A large amount of natural light comes into the dining area from tall windows that run down one side of it and further light comes from subdued pendant and track lighting.

Address: Unit 2, 1 Oliver’s Yard, 55 City Road, London EC1Y1HQ

T: 0207 253 5273 (No Bookings, though) 

Opening: Monday – 7.30am to 6pm
Tuesday to Friday – 7.30am to 11pm
Saturday and Sunday – 9am to 5pm |  @salvationjaneUK | Blog:

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