Some Italian restaurants don’t open their doors till the evening.
That’s often because they have gnocchi.
Which is why it’s good to know that Cecconi’s Shoreditch – the latest incarnation of the convivial Italian restaurant from the Soho House family – opens its doors all day, from breakfast through to nightcaps, on Shoreditch’s Redchurch Street.
You’ll find it on the ground floor of the Redchurch Townhouse – a 37 bedroom boutique hotel to follow Dean Street Townhouse and Kettner’s, facing onto Redchurch Street with concertina windows that fold back in the warmer months.
Inside, it sports similar charms to the Mayfair original, with the black and white striped floor given an upgrade to mosaic tiling; simple, retro furnishings with more muted, sage tones; and another sleekly curving bar with art deco-style shelving stacked with Italian liqueurs and aperitivi.
Up front you’ll find the bar, at which you might start your evening, sipping Italian wine or a Sanguinello Sour (with Aperol, Italicus bergamot liqueur, orange and egg white). Then you’ll take your seat, either at one of the shaded al fresco spots out front, the intimate smattering of tables overlooking the restaurant at the raised entrance, or the private table at the back, curtained off from everyone else. And it’s here that you’ll feast on huge sharing bowls of pasta for the table; three types of burrata; and cured wild boar meat.
And whatever your companion’s having.
NOTE: Cecconi’s Shoreditch is open daily from 12pm (9am weekends) until 9pm, and they’ve recently taken over a huge slice of pavement outside for outdoor seating (please note, it’s mostly in the shade). You can find out more and make a reservation on their website HERE.
Cecconi’s Shoreditch | 58-60 Redchurch Street, E2 7DP
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