No cameras please, a welcoming notice that adds to the exclusivity. If you are fortunate enough to visit this is such a lovely place to hand during the day with great coffee, plush velvet sofas and incredibly friendly service. But it's the top floor that sells this place. Pool site hangs out spots and views stretching over East London, this is where you want to come for Sunday Lunch. For under 27 members, it's half price after 4 pm.
I'm not a member here, so I can't speak to all of the member-only perks, but I have had the chance to perform in the Library twice with Gospeloke, and so I've had access to the building and some of its amenities. I have to say, it's a really cool space with lots of cool features, from the rooftop pool to the open concept bar/restaurant upstairs on the 5th floor, to the spa space on the ground floor. I really enjoy hanging out here and I look forward to seeing more of the space the next time I visit!
So.overrated. Note this review is just for the restaurant.
For starters, the space is lovely and the views as well. A wonderful panoramic view of London. Also, nice interior furnishings. But this is where the great stuff ends.
The varied servers we had all seemed to be incompetent. It became a joke on how waiters did it take to get a glass of tap water. Apparently, at least three. And what's with filling only HALF the table's glasses??
I ordered the blackened cauli with tarragon pesto as a main and the Schwarzenegger smoothie (kale, spinach, soy milk, strawberry, etc). Neither were great. I'm particular disappointed in the cauli as it's presented well and the pesto looks delicious. Yet it was only ok. Not worth the £10. Maybe half that.
My husband got the avo and poached eggs and there was thankfully a decent helping of avo and THIS was delicious! I had total food envy. It was quite fluffy with great kicks of lime and spice (chili flakes).
I split the aubergine Parmesan with a friend and whilst it's good, it's very salty.
Have had FAR better brunch at Friends of Ours in Shoreditch.