In a society that values new ideas and innovation, it’s refreshing to see that some things are able to resist change. Case in point, London’s third Nobu, hidden away in the basement of their self-named hotel in Shoreditch. The space is genuinely impressive, with a huge bar area and a Japanese garden outside. However, it’s business as usual at the restaurant, with their trademark low-lit vibe as well as a familiar menu of dishes (sushi, ceviches, expensive grilled things) that are sometimes tasty, sometimes very average, but always ridiculously expensive.
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Brat is a cool feeling spot in Shoreditch, serving small plates and huge pieces of fish and meat cooked on their wood fired grill.
Tayer + Elementary
Tayer + Elementary is a three-part bar in Old Street. You should come here to drink and snack, but you should also come here to eat the tasting menu.
Ozone Coffee Roasters
Ozone in Shoreditch is best known as one of London’s best coffee spots, but their non-stop food offerings make them a restaurant in our book.
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Snackbar x Farmshop
Snackbar is a café and workspace on Dalston Lane that serves a range of unusual and excellent Asian-inspired breakfast, lunch, and brunch plates.
Dinings is a very cosy sushi counter and downstairs Japanese restaurant that just happens to have some of the best sushi in London.
Not only is the sushi at Sushi Atelier on Great Portland Street great, it’s also very affordable. Sit at the bar and get the 12-piece omakase.
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