London-City and East London
May 11, 2018
Part of Terence Conran’s Boundary Project, already home to the Albion Café, the acclaimed Boundary restaurant, as well as a boutique hotel, this rooftop bar is one of the smartest in east London. There are echoes of Ibiza, or some other sun-drenched isle, in the bar’s design, with its wicker seats and numerous white cushions, but this being Britain there are also complimentary blankets and some necessary pavement heaters. The grill restaurant serves well-cooked hunks of meat and decent desserts to a hungry Shoreditch crowd but there are cocktails and an array of beers, many refreshingly unusual. Despite the glam surroundings, service can be patchy, and be warned: the whole operation is weather dependent and the bar won’t open on rainy days. Cigar smokers (like Conran), however will love it, as a range of Cubans are available from a large elephant-shaped humidor.