RestaurantsLondonShoreditchEC2A

survey result

Summary

£127
£££££
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Despite its famous brand, this chic Shoreditch-fringe boutique hotel has struggled to make waves since its 2017 launch (no survey feedback this year), and in summer 2023 relaunched (re-relaunched?) its basement restaurant with adjoining sunken garden as a ‘destination bar’, complete with ‘world-renowned Nobu signature dishes, small plates and sushi’ and a regular DJ. As well as the wizard Nikkei bits, options include the ‘newly launched Monaka… a lightweight flat rice crispbread, branded with the Nobu logo and stuffed with fresh toppings’.

Summary

£127
£££££
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

With its big, high-ceilinged basement restaurant looking out onto a cool sunken garden – this style-conscious Shoreditch hotel (launched in 2017) never felt like it fully established itself fully prior to the pandemic. It closed from 2020 till June 2022, just after the conclusion of our survey, so our rating will have to wait till next year.

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
£££££
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* 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”.

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Restaurant details

No dress code
240

Prices

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Veggies Pudding
£14.00 £37.00 £14.00 £8.00
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £58.00
Filter Coffee £4.00
Extras  
Bread £4.00
Service 15.00%
Opening hours
Monday7 am‑11 am, 6 pm‑10 pm
Tuesday7 am‑11 am, 6 pm‑10 pm
Wednesday7 am‑11 am, 6 pm‑10 pm
Thursday7 am‑11 am, 6 pm‑10:30 pm
Friday7 am‑11 am, 6 pm‑10:30 pm
Saturday8 am‑3 pm, 6 pm‑10:30 pm
Sunday8 am‑11 am

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