What is common between a beauty therapist, an artist and a barrister? Redchurch street, right at the heart of Shoreditch, holds the answer...it is of course Franzè & Evans. Franzè & Evans is an italian delicatessen, very different and nothing like In Parma, which was established by three good friends Theresa Lococo, Nicolas Franzè and Clare Evans.
With a huge variety of sweets (including the unusual lemon and courgette as well as chocolate and beetroot cakes), salads and savory dishes, Franzè & Evans claim to source all their ingredients locally, sometimes organic, from suppliers the three friends know and respect.
The atmosphere is casual and relaxed with wooden tables and modern chandeliers (which seems like it is becoming the trend now like at Everbean). You can choose between large tables with comfy sofas or smaller and more private tables that remind somewhat of kids toys. The large mirrors running across one side of the store make the space look bigger and the large windows make sure the place has plenty of light...on a sunny day that is.
Franzè & Evans also offers many italian products and wine and of course all their food is available for take away. Apparently, Theresa also makes one of the best hummus in town. So why not buy your lazy Sunday lunch with an italian bottle of wine and avoid the Sunday cooking at home?
There was only one thing that could have been better and this was the service...However, hopefully this was just a one off and therefore definitely worth visiting again.
Franzè & Evans
101 Redchurch Street, London, E2 7DL
0044 20 7033 1910