By Laura Nickoll
Sir Terence Conran’s Albion Café on the ground floor of the Albion hotel, set back from the hustle of Shoreditch High Street (it also has a sister branch in Clerkenwell), offers respite from the crowds and an inviting, cheerful setting. If the weather’s kind, head to the rooftop (from 11:30am) for its cool, Mediterranean setting (you’d be forgiven for forgetting you’re in East London until you take in the view).
What to eat? Expect smart iterations of classic British fare from the open kitchen, with an emphasis on seafood. As well, we recommend the patriotic Full Albion cooked breakfast made with well-sourced, high-quality produce, or a help-yourself salad.
Pipsqueak tip Please note, kids aren’t allowed after 6 PM, but children under 8 can enjoy a free meal on weekends and school holidays.