The Ins and Outs of Shoreditch
The Ins and Outs of Shoreditch: August
We are in full summer mode here at Proper Office, all thanks to that heatwave (and the rain that followed)! Our sunglasses are on, drinks are in our hands and we have been exploring Shoreditch once again to bring you the hottest places in the area this month (pardon the pun).
Restaurant of the month: The Clove Club
No. 27 on The World’s 50 Best Restaurants, this Michelin star restaurant is situated right in our neighbourhood! The Clove Club resides in Shoreditch Town Hall, boasting a luxe yet minimal interior. The man behind the food, Isaac McHale, has created a menu that features the best of British produce in a contemporary setting, with influences from around the world. Their menu is limited, and by that we mean there is one menu. Put your trust into the chef as he serves delectable delights from the tasting menu that can be accompanied with wine pairings or ‘soft’ drinks pairings. A smaller 6-course menu is also available in the evening. The Clove Club also promises a show with your meal, with their open blue-tiled kitchen. Don’t fancy a meal? No problem. The corner bar has become a destination in its own right, complete with a menu of exciting cocktails and small plates including flame-grilled mackerel sashimi with English mustard and cucumber. We must admit, this one might be reserved for special occasions with a pricier menu compared to our usual recommendations, but it’s definitely worth the visit. Keep in mind, if you’re planning to visit, prepayment is required to book you ‘ticket’ for your meal via their website.
Bar of the month: Old Street Records
This was bound to be a good one, as the third opening from independent bar operators Rocket Leisure (also responsible for Venn St. Records and Northcote Records). You’ll find yourself in a low-lit bar and of course – it’s overflowing shelves of records! Spread over two levels with warehouse vibes, you’ll find a host of music including soul, funk, indie, hip hop and electronica, rock and classic pop music. This is the place to be, with both emerging and established record labels showcasing their talent AND big bands and renowned DJs. They do a great two-for-one offer on a whole list of cocktails and deals on a small range of pizzas. Get hungry? They also serve up freshly baked sourdough pizzas right here with a menu of its own.
Events this month:
Meetinz 10% discount for Proper Office tenants
Our lovely neighbours (literally a couple of doors down!) are offering 10% off to all of the Proper Office tenants! They are perfect for a spot of lunch or even breakfast. With a great selection of food and drink on offer, they focus on living a healthy and balanced lifestyle which shows through what they serve – you can see why we are big fans! You’ll find it hard to choose what to eat once you walk in – they have a salad bar, where you can build your own salad or pick one of their recipes or a variety of sandwiches and wraps (which are served hot). All the recipes are made fresh onsite daily which is another reason to visit. If you’re in need of a coffee, they also serve a great cup of joe. Expect friendly service and healthy and tasty food!
Fridays at Barrio – Beat Wave (every Friday)
Barrio East is always a good time. The fun Latin-themed bar takes care of your Friday night with their “Beat Wave” event every Friday. The question is what don’t they have – with happy hour deals, DJs from 8pm-2am, food served until 10pm, this is bound to be a good night! Expect a mix of Tropical Soul, Latin Licks, Funky Disco, Old-Skool & Party Faves to get your weekend started.
Jeff Wayne’s The War of The Worlds: The Immersive Experience (until November)
Go back in time with this multisensory experience immersive theatre show complete with VR. The inspiration for this show is a combination of HG Wells’s seminal 1897 sci-fi novel ‘The War of the Worlds’, and Wayne’s 1978 prog rock album. The goal is simple: there is an alien invasion in Victorian London and you have to get out alive. Of course, Jeff Wayne’s songs feature throughout the show, as you make your way through the various a combination of live action and VR scenes. It’s been such a hit, they’re continuing through to November. Located in the Old Metal Exchange on Leadenhall Street.
Like the look of these? With new openings monthly and plenty of events nearby, our offices are ideally located in the heart of East London. Don’t hesitate to get in touch today – Call us on 020 3984 9530 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org