A Shoreditch restaurant that recently opened is one of the eight London restaurants added to the Michelin Guide this month.

Counter 71, found on Nile Street, was launched by ex-Fenn, St Leonards and Anglo chef Joe Laker in June.

A 16-seater chef’s table restaurant, Counter 71 serves a 15-course tasting menu around a large marble countertop which takes pride of place in the dining room.

Courses are an “ode to the British Isles” and prepared in Joe ‘s minimalist style and with a “fewer-ingredient” philosophy.

Dishes include the likes of chicken skin and white crab, smoked eel with caviar and wasabi, langoustine broth and pickled carrot.

The Shoreditch restaurant which opened earlier this year also has a Southern American-inspired bar attached.

While Counter 71 celebrates the flavours of the British Isles, the adjoining bar, Lowcountry takes its name from the area that spans from mid-coast Georgia to North Carolina which is known for its Bourbon and Rye.

Its open as a stand-alone bar, and for pre and post Counter 71 dinner drinks.

Savannah-born mixologist Ryan Sheenan heads up the bar and has created a menu offering signature, historical and classical drinks that use surplus produce from Counter 71’s kitchen.

Tipples include the tequila-based Hot Tomato with basil oil and salt, and the fat-fashioned which uses bacon-washed bourbon and maple syrup.

In total, Shoreditch has nine Michelin-starred and recommended restaurants.

Other recommended restaurants in the area include the Bib Gourmand Manteca, a nose-to-tail Italian restaurant; BiBo, the first UK venture for Andalusian chef Dani Garcia, and the sixth BiBo globally; and The Clove Club, a two starred fine-dining restaurant housed in the Shoreditch Town Hall.

With one star, popular Spanish-influenced restaurant Brat by chef Tomos Parry on Redchurch Street is also in the bible of good dining, along with one starred modern British restaurants Lyle’s and Leroy, the recommended Nest, and Bib Gourmand Mediterranean restaurant Popolo.