Cecconi’s Shoreditch | Shoreditch Restaurant
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.
The first thing you’ll notice, however, is that this is the perfect date spot.
It’s not because of 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), and dropping hilarious anecdotes. It’s not because 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 not even because of the huge sharing bowls of pasta delivered to your table; the three types of burrata; or the cured wild boar meat you’ll order, just for the hell of it.
It’s because it’s a stone’s throw from the Electric Cinema, where, after dinner, you’ll head over to score more cocktails, cashmere blankets, and a pair of front row armchairs for a late-night movie.
We call it the uber-date.
It might just Ceccon’.
NOTE: Cecconi’s Shoreditch is open daily from 7am (8am weekends) until 12.30am (1.30am Thur-Sat). 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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