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London Hotspot Find: Fernandez & Wells

London Hotspot Find: Fernandez & Wells | meltingbutter.com

FERNANDEZ & WELLS, LONDON SOHO You know those days where you didn’t eat lunch till 3pm and you’re not really in the mood for a full-blown dinner? But you still fancy sharing a bottle of red? It’s on these kinds of nights that Fernandez & Wells delivers. Grab a seat, a bottle of red, along … Continue reading

London Hotspot Find: Rochelle Canteen

London Hotspot Find: Rochelle Canteen | meltingbutter.com

ROCHELLE CANTEEN, SHOREDITCH Eating lunch at Rochelle Canteen is strictly for those in the know or those with in the know friends. Entry into the restaurant is granted by buzzing an unmarked door nestled in the walls of an old Victorian school situated on Arnold Circus in Shoreditch. Stepping through the door, you’ll likely experience … Continue reading

London Hotspot Find: Shoreditch Grind

London Hotspot Find: Shoreditch Grind | meltingbutter.com

SHOREDITCH GRIND, OLD STREET Conveniently located directly on the Old Street station roundabout is Shoreditch Grind a third wave, artisanal café by day and a cocktail bar by night. Is it just me? Or is that a genius idea? A trip to Shoreditch Grind will have you sipping on a flat white (these guys are … Continue reading

London Hotspot Find: One Leicester Street Hotel

London Hotspot Find: One Leicester Street Hotel | meltingbutter.com

ONE LEICESTER STREET HOTEL, LEICESTER SQUARE Having to stay amongst the throngs of tourists in Central London might be a necessary evil but now there is a sanctuary you can escape to located right on the doorstep of Leicester Square of all places. One Leicester Street is a boutique design-led hotel offering guests an affordable … Continue reading

London Hotspot Find: Hostem

London Hotspot Find: Hostem | meltingbutter.com

HOSTEM, SHOREDITCH Hostem is the kind of store you would travel from afar to see. Different from other luxury fashion boutiques that attract the ostentatious fashion crowd, this one attracts an intellectual art crowd looking for quiet, directional clothing that speaks to the Hostem customer’s minimalist, and even androgynous aesthetic. Inspiration kicks in as soon … Continue reading

London Hotspot Find: Ace Hotel Shoreditch

London Hotspot Find: Ace Hotel Shoreditch | meltingbutter.com

ACE HOTEL, LONDON SHOREDITCH It was about time The Ace Hotel opened its London outpost and when they finally did, they did it well. Naturally, the hotel is located in Shoreditch, London’s most creatively inclined neighbourhood and of course like the other Ace properties, the hotel also serves as a platform for the local and … Continue reading

London Hotspot Find: Duck Soup

London Hotspot Find: Duck Soup | meltingbutter.com

DUCK SOUP, SOHO Duck Soup is a buzzing London restaurant where the chefs turn out simple food made with restraint. In fact, everything about this hotspot is pared-back, even the surrounds are minimal, probably deliberately so to showcase their honest food. The restaurant is inspired by the neighbourhood eateries of provincial France but with an … Continue reading

London Hotspot Find: Experimental Cocktail Club

London Hotspot Find: Experimental Cocktail Club | meltingbutter.com

EXPERIMENTAL COCKTAIL CLUB, LONDON CHINATOWN Positioned across 3 floors of an old Chinatown townhouse is the London edition of the Experimental Cocktail Club, a prohibition bar offering shi-shi Londoners a sophisticated way to start off (or end) their evenings. The people lingering outside could be mistaken for those waiting in line for Chinese food next … Continue reading

London Hotspot Find: L’Entrepot

London Hotspot Find: L’Entrepot | meltingbutter.com

L’ENTREPOT, HACKNEY What goes together better than food and wine? Nothing right? So to me, it makes complete sense for an independent wine merchant like Borough Wines, known in London for their excellently edited wine selection, to open an adjoining rustic French eatery. It also leaves me questioning why more boutique wine sellers aren’t doing … Continue reading

London Hotspot Find: Ottolenghi

London Hotspot Find: Ottolenghi | meltingbutter.com

OTTOLENGHI, ISLINGTON Yotam Ottolenghi, best known the world over for his imaginative and beautifully photographed cookbooks (Plenty being my fave), is also known by lucky Londoners for his delightful little restaurants (Islington being my fave). You see, I used to live right on Upper Street where Ottolenghi’s Islington outpost is located and each day walking … Continue reading