Nobu Hotel Shoreditch
What We Love
- Chilling with the locals in the sunken bar and dining space out the back
- Nice if you can get it: a seat at the chef’s table in the restaurant
- Ordering a late-night bento box via room service
What To Know
- The Miyabi Suite can connect with up to six rooms, so there’s plenty of space for your entourage
- There’s no gym but a spa is on the way
- Try the red rice beer at the bar
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
Shoreditch was a smart choice for Nobu’s first European hotel—the area’s getting cooler by the minute and the hotel’s funky, spiky, ultra-modern architecture brings an edgy vibe to the neighborhood. Shoreditch still feels like you have to be “in the know,” though the cool crowd has definitely discovered it, and they’ve discovered Nobu as wel—not just the swank restaurant that anchors the property but the open-air bar in the back, too. Rooms here are unfussy and play up the Asian influence with wooden slats to cover the windows, furniture that’s low to the ground, and Japanese tea sets. It all feels very urban and new, down to the bathrooms which are tricked out with gold sinks. The restaurant is scene-y, of course, but what can you do? It’s Nobu.
In the Area
Shoreditch is heating up at a rapid rate, and Nobu isn’t the only chic hotel that’s set up shop here. There’s a growing number of cool bars and restaurants to check out, too, starting with Trapeze Bar, a circus-themed bi-level party palace where a snake charmer might wander past on you the dance floor at any moment. Tramshed, a former tram-generator building, now houses a chic chicken-and-steak restaurant from Mark Hix. The art on display here is always on point—keep an eye out for Damien Hirst’s “Cock ‘n’ Bull” installation. You can stop in at any time of day at The Book Club, a former warehouse turned café, restaurant, and exhibition space that the cool kids call home, especially at night when they host “Thinking and Drinking” events. If you decide to leave Shoreditch, the nearest tube station is a five-minute walk from the hotel.
How to Get There
Stayed at the Nobu Shoreditch for 3 days, first experience at a Nobu hotel. The hotel truly feels like the restaurant, whether you are in the lobby, restaurant, or rooms. The hotel is located conveniently in Shoreditch and is within a 10 minute walk of public transportation. Beautiful rooms, although towards the smaller size (in-line with typical European properties). Staff was very professional and friendly.
My total stay experience was very satisfied. Barbara at check-in and Fabrizio the concierge. The hotel is immaculate and very welcoming. We had a fabulous time during our trip to London. Everyone went above and beyond to answer any questions or accommodate any requests. We arrived early in the morning to the hotel after a red eye and Barbara helped to facilitate an early check-in to our room. Fabrizio helped to secure last minute tickets for the Tower of London while we were out for the day.
My husband and I recently chose to stay at the Nobu Hotel on our wedding night. We had stayed there before and absolutely adored the place, not only are the rooms so clean and just designed so elegantly, the food is of course great as well. When we arrived at the hotel after our evening, we were greeted straight away with staff taking our bags to our room and were delighted to be told as it is a special occasion they had upgraded us to a suite! We couldn't believe it when we walked into the suite, it was the most beautiful place we had ever seen and to top that off, they also left us with complimentary chocolates. Everything about the suite was just perfection and the staff are just so efficient and polite. We both would have been happy with a standard room but having this upgrade really was a huge bonus and the most perfect ending to a perfect day! No matter what room you stay in, I think you would be really pleased with your stay, room service is also very quick and the food is delivered really quickly and still piping hot. Its now our favourite hotel in London and would definitely stay again - suite or not! also to mention - the pillows are incredible!!
We stayed over the weekend including spa treatments and dinner. Great quality premises, food, drink and treatments.
It is expensive which reflects the quality of the establishment. Check on events to ensure it matches your expectations eg when we visited there was a DJ playing from mid afternoon until 11pm meaning dinner was not as intimate as you may want.
Staff very helpful and kind.
Lovely atmosphere and food! Really busy! Great cocktails, expensive but worth it...staff were great and friendly. Gave us a free cocktail as missed one of our side dishes, will
Be back at end of month :-)