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Hoi Polloi [London, Shoreditch]

Located in the heart of creative epicenter of London, Hoi Polloi (Greek for “the people”) is the gateway to the cool of this culturally rich and diverse city. Located on Shoreditch High street this British cuisine brasserie is perfect for the fashion-conscience traveller sharing a space right next to the Ace Hotel London.

The wood-panelled dining room is met through a flower shop or via Ace Hotel London itself and certainly going to stir up an Instagram moment. The Nordic-contemporary interiors are charged with its hipster clientele offering home-felt dishes with a more refined aesthetic.

The Hoi polloi offers an All-day menu from breakfast, brunch or afternoon tea making this a central stop-off for anyone looking to grab a quick bite, a good cocktail and really indulge in what it means to be an East Londoner.

Heading there for dinner, we chose from the All-Day menu. Beef tartare is served with watercress and dripping toast or opt for something a little more indulgent like their Freshwater Carlingford rock oysters, which will have you salivating on arrival.

Following on to the main which saw a healthy portion of braised beef accompanied by wild mushroom forestiere sauce and truffle mash, which was exceptional or the perfect seared medium rare Onglet steak rounded off with one or more of their quintessential British side dishes of Kale, garlic topped with peanuts or the simply impressive Butter lettuce, hazelnuts and salad cream for a lighter side pairing.

The selection on offer really is vast and you can defiantly eat well here with a great selection of wines and drinks on offer which can really push the cost of the meal up, but anyone looking to come to Hoi Polloi, who isn’t a native Eastender,  should look to go all in and make the most of what this eatery and building has to offer.

To Note: You can eat great here, with great seasonal and British foods but food can feel pricey if opting for drinks on the side of each dish.

To Book: 100 Shoreditch High Street London, E1 6JQ, 020 8880 6100, Monday – Sunday: 07:00-23:30

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