South Place | Moorgate Bar, Restaurant and Hotel
Some say that rhinoceros are just fat unicorns.
And they’re right.
These same people would also be right to say that the South Place Chop House – irrespective of the polished black marble and slick façade of the D&D hotel that envelops it – has genuinely created a menu you can enjoy all day.
Smoked cobb chicken salad; devilled bone marrow; hot salt beef sandwiches; deep fried day-boat cod with triple-cooked chips; lobster mac; truffle and goats cheese risotto; hotdogs; free-range bacon chop; baked cheesecake; Jubilee strawberry and pistachio mess; raspberry ripple arctic roll – it’s all good.
Despite the hotel’s proximity to Shoreditch (a mere 10 minute walk) this is a place for the City boys and girls. Because – honestly – you’re more likely to find a Goldman MD wearing Buddy Holly glasses, skinny jeans and writing poetry on a Macbook in Hoxton than you are to find a hipster in here.
“A wise man never plays leapfrog with a unicorn”
– Tibetan Proverb
But it’s cool.
Not in a beardy, exposed brickwork kind of way. But in a rooftop bar (there’s a rooftop bar); private Mad Men-style games room (there’s a private Mad Men-style games room); DJ’d, late-night cocktail bar (next to the restaurant); intimate pre-dinner date spot of a garden bar (they have one); Conran-designed, pop art kind of way.
And everyone loves a bit of pop art…
… almost as much as arctic roll.
NOTE: South Place Chop House is open all day, every day – and serves bottomless brunch and Sunday roasts on weekends. You can find out more, and make a booking, on their website right HERE.
South Place Chop House | South Place Hotel, 3 South Place, The City, London EC2M 2AF
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