RestaurantsLondonShoreditchEC2A

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Summary

£99
 ££££
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Still establishing itself pre-pandemic, this svelte Shoreditch Hotel – whose big, high-ceilinged Japanese-inspired dining room is in the basement, looking out onto a stylish, sunken garden – has never fully reached its stride, although it did inspire the odd “brilliant” report. As of September 2021, the hotel has yet to re-open post lockdown and its website reads: “we expect to reopen in late 2021. Please continue to visit our site for updates”.

Summary

£110
£££££
2
Average
2
Average
2
Average
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

In the basement of this very boutiquey, year-old Shoreditch hotel – London’s first from the global Japanese-American chain – the big, airy dining room opens onto a small sunken garden. To fans, its sleek styling, wizard sushi and “perfect cocktails” make it “pricey but worth it for a special blow-out”. To sceptics, though, it’s all a bit ‘vieux chapeau’: “for what it is – an old formula with nothing innovative – it’s overpriced; and you can have much better Japanese elsewhere at a fraction of the bill”.

Summary

£110
£££££
2
Average
2
Average
2
Average
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

In the basement of this very boutiquey, year-old Shoreditch hotel – London’s first from the global Japanese-American chain – the big, airy dining room opens onto a small sunken garden. To fans, its sleek styling, wizard sushi and “perfect cocktails” make it “pricey but worth it for a special blow-out”. To sceptics, though, it’s all a bit ‘vieux chapeau’: “for what it is – an old formula with nothing innovative – it’s overpriced; and you can have much better Japanese elsewhere at a fraction of the bill”.

Summary

£110
£££££
3
Good
2
Average
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“I can’t believe there’s a Nobu in Shoreditch!” – there is indeed, a 240-seater in the basement (with small courtyard garden attached) of London’s first hotel from the Japanese-American superbrand, serving all “the usual fare” (“consistently great sushi”, “top-notch black cod”, etc) “with a couple of Shoreditch specials”. Some fans reckon it’s “better than the others in the stable”, especially its “buzzy, loud ‘cool’ dining room”, but like its siblings it can seem well “overpriced”: “loved it, but there were too many City-types spending the bosses’ money!”

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Restaurant details

No dress code
240

Prices

Starter Main Veggies Pudding
£13.00 £29.00 £16.00 £13.00
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £35.00
Filter Coffee £7.00
Extras  
Service 15.00%
Opening hours
Monday7 am‑10:30, 6 pm‑10:30 pm
Tuesday7 am‑10:30, 6 pm‑10:30 pm
Wednesday7 am‑10:30, 6 pm‑10:30 pm
Thursday7 am‑10:30 am, 6 pm‑11:30 pm
Friday7 am‑10:30 am, 6 pm‑11:30 pm
Saturday6 pm‑11:30 pm
Sunday6 pm‑10:30 pm

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