Shoreditch Lunch Club: ROUND 7 – Franco’s

With lunch venues running short, By the Scruff hunted around Shoreditch looking for our next victim. We noticed a protruding queue coming from a building down Rivington Street. This wouldn’t have surprised us normally, but it was the middle of the day. We strolled down to meet the beginning of the queue to investigate. An Italian cafe by the name of Franco’s was the culprit, with a loyal following as we discovered. A popular destination for everyone in the Shoreditch area – perfect for lunch club!


The menu was a combo of greasy spoon regulars and italian dishes with the lasagna under the day’s specials. It came with chips, salad and a big dollop of mayonnaise.

The scores

Speed of service: Considering everything is freshly made to order the service was quick and with parmesan! – 8
Quality: The homemade lasagna was great – 9
Quantity: Perfect for the lunchtime – 8
Location: About 4 minutes from the office – 7
Value: £5.50 for a taste of Italy – 8

Fish and chips on the menu so 5 points awarded! – 5

Total score: 45/55

Take your lunch hour early to beat the queues at Franco’s. Or take the day off. Well worth it!