Rudie’s is now in Boxpark Shoreditch, serving authentic Jamacian cusines in lunchbox style for diners that are on the go!
If you’re in Shoreditch and you are craving authentic Jamaican food, then make sure you pass by Rudie’s. I have previously been to their Stoke Newington branch for Sunday roast, so I was prepared for the delicious treat that I was in for. Rudie’s Shoreditch still serves traditional Jamaican recipes but in a lunchbox style for diners that are on the go. With authentic Jamaican and Caribbean wall hangings and advertisements and a small seating area for those that wish to eat in.
For my main, I chose jerk pork with rice and peas, which brought back childhood memories from travelling to Jamaican and eating from a local food hut. The jerk pork is cooked in the steel drum and seasoned with a sticky sweet jerk sauce with hints of spice that make the mouth water. The portion is average sized and is quite filling for the price.
My guest chose curry goat, rice and peas and roti. I managed to get a few bites and was wishing that I chose the traditional dish as the curry goat tasted that good! The goat meat itself is chunky pieces of goat meat. I often feel, when you ordering curry goat you can get left with hardly any meat.
The peppered prawns are a must have from the menu. Succulent in flavour with a kick of spice. The prawns are fresh, served with a spicy tomato sauce, avocado and chive trimmings.
You can also add a variety of sides to bulk up your meal, we decided to add extra sweet potato fries and plantain. However, bear in mind that the food at Rudies in quite filling so don’t get too carried away ordering extra sides.
To wash your meal down, Rudie’s serve a variety of Jamaican and Caribbean traditional drinks like Ting, Jamaican ginger beer, and their own punch. Their Blackwell rum punch as to be one of the best rum punches I’ve tasted! Sweet to the mouth with a Strong kick at the end- This is where the rum hits you! I would definitely recommend you trying out the rum punch.
Overall I had a good time at Boxpark Shoreditch, so if you’re in the area and in need of food, and on the go, why not pop through and get your munch on! I can’t wait to revisit Rudie’s in the summer and let the sunshine on my face, whilst eating great food!
What to wear: Casual
(I wore jeans and a bomber jacket, trainers)
Ambience: Friendly staff with efficient service as the food is on the go.