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
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Image: Hoi Polloi