Hoi Polloi

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One of the most family-friendly restaurants in East London also happens to be a hipster favorite. You can rock a beard and roll a double stroller and get away with it.

This doesn’t happen that often, so enjoy it. Hoi Polloi is a Shoreditch canteen meets brasserie in Ace Hotel by London restaurateurs Pablo Flack and David Waddington. London reviewers reluctantly gave the food raves despite the cooler-than-though clientele.

The space is vast and well-designed. The playlist is fun. The menu is seasonal, British, and expertly executed. Sautéed wild mushrooms on sour dough with  runny duck-egg. Beef-dripping chips. Buttery lemon sole and clams. Lamb rump with smoked onions. There are also kids’ portions, and the waitstaff will appear with a kids’ coloring book and tiny panda masks.

100 Shoreditch High Street, Hoi-polloi.co.uk

Read the full Small Folk Travel London Guide.

Image: Hoi Polloi

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Small Folk Travel is a family travel site by mama and travel writer Taraneh Jerven. The Jerven family (two toddlers, one bun in the oven) travels incessantly. When researching our trips, we couldn’t find the family travel coverage we were looking for. We did our own research. We wrote the family travel guides ourselves. Taraneh Jerven writes for international travel publishers including RoughGuides.com and DK Eyewitness Travel.

We cover good stuff for discerning parents and their little ones. Often these overlap. If they don’t, we take turns.

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