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Hoi Polloi

Hoi Polloi

Restaurant and Bar££££
Shoreditch, Shoreditch
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  • Laura L.
    "Brilliant string quartet doing covers eg Superfreak"(6 Tips)
    Chrissy
    "Try the goats cheese churros!"(2 Tips)
    Jon B.
    "The chickpea fritters changed my life."(2 Tips)
    Morgan M.
    "great breakfast."(14 Tips)
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  • Ekin Z.
    Breakfast dream🎈
  • Niketa P.
    Chicken pie
  • Daren W.
    Entrance through a florist, nice spacious 80s style layout inside Ace Hotel. Booths reserved for walk-ins. Decent food though a few £ overpriced. Best dishes: fried cauliflower, sticky toffee pudding.
  • Ashley D.
    Mushroom and ricotta on sourdough is good - a little too cheesy! I was jealous of the avocado and poached eggs on cornbread. Great service
  • Wesley A.
    Wesley A'HarrahFebruary 19
    Get a Shush Bag to drink, the chargrilled octopus or macaroni and cheese (with short rib) as a main, and dark chocolate fondant or Blackberry and Apple crumble as a dessert.
  • Rebecca S.
    Service is sloppy , does not feel like a restaurant due to the amount of Mac books. Food was just off and when you charge £17.50 for fish and chips you give London bad press.
  • prima f.
    prima filiDecember 2, 2017
    As a group, this was quite average, verging in bad. All the dishes had the same brownish sauce; bad cream instead of butter; quite rude waiters; missing drinks and the food made me sick 🤢
  • Rachel R.
    Rachel RothNovember 1, 2017
    Hipster environment with great food - love the fried cauliflower!
  • Morgan M.
    Morgan MendelMarch 22, 2017
    great breakfast. Try the mylk drinks !
  • Cecilia F.
    Cecilia FrankelJanuary 22, 2017
    Nice decor, friendly staff and lovely eggs benedict.
  • Eveline N.
    Eveline NAugust 21, 2016
    Great place for brunch on weekends with classic dishes (Eggs benedict, etc) and nice fresh pressed juices from their own juice bar. After 12.00 a string quartet plays nostalgic 90s and early 00s songs
  • dygnar
    dygnarJune 11, 2016
    Good food but poor options
  • Ben K.
    Beautiful space. Better cocktails than the lobby bar in the Ace. Try the roast chicken and chips.
  • Tiago T.
    Pretty good if you don't mind the prices. Staff is so different than anywhere else.
  • Natalia Q.
    Natalia QuinteroMarch 19, 2016
    Come for the cocktails and shared plates (we loved the crab salad) or for the New York style weekend brunch.
  • Mercy O.
    Mercy OgoleJanuary 25, 2016
    Wonders behind a flower shop. I'm all for narnia-esque entries. Lovely hide away. Food is simple and to the point.
  • Jurriaan P.
    Jurriaan PersynJanuary 18, 2016
    Had a toast with perfect avocados, chillies & poached eggs. And a string quartet played "Barbie Girl" & "Oops, I Did It Again".
  • Girish S.
    Girish SachdevJanuary 15, 2016
    #negroni #oyesters #must #try
  • David F.
    David FDecember 31, 2015
    Overrated. Terrible service too - had to ask for everything three times. Annoying. Food very mediocre. Burger totally rubbish.
  • Elliott C.
    Elliott CallenderNovember 24, 2015
    Come After 11am Sat/Sunday And A String Quartet Play Their Instrumental Versions Of Songs - From Lady Gaga Through To Michael Jackson. Great Atmosphere, Good Brunch Place, Good Date Place.
  • Katharina K.
    Katharina KruczekNovember 21, 2015
    Nice quartet playing for afternoon tea.
  • Tommi M.
    Tommi MäkynenNovember 3, 2015
    very beautiful interior
  • Kim P.
    Kim PhạmOctober 30, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    A little overpriced, but the food is good. Best part: you can bring your laptop in and work, and the booths have outlets in the walls.
  • Ryan W.
    Ryan WhelanJuly 12, 2015
    Pancakes & bacon 🙌
  • Angela L.
    Angela LiuJuly 10, 2015
    food was alright but the atmosphere was pretty chill and hipster. Not bad
  • Toby B.
    Toby BJune 16, 2015
    The bacon is nice and thick.
  • Katerina A.
    Katerina AnnaMay 23, 2015
    80s style restaurant, went for breakfast, the pancakes are really good! Very good coffee as well, but the space has no natural light. If you don't mind that then it's great!
  • Giulia B.
    Giulia BraunApril 12, 2015
    Chocolate tart with citrus chantilly was heavenly!
  • David M.
    David MansarayMarch 31, 2015
    Maybe it's what I ate, but It found it just ok, nothing special. The staff were really friendly and it looked nice inside. Check it out, but don't expect too much.
  • Sam B.
    Sam BloorMarch 20, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    500g Steak. Say no more!!
  • Nate v.
    Nate van der EndeFebruary 27, 2015
    Burgerrrrrr
  • Roy
    RoyFebruary 23, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Frighteningly consistent, excellent service. The french toast brunch is perfection, as are the burgers.
  • Graeme S.
    Graeme StandingFebruary 7, 2015
    Staff were really friendly and attentive. Lamb sandwich and French toast is highly recommended!
  • Chris R.
    Small portions for somewhat pricey food. Goats cheese churros with lavender honey was tasty though, limited vegetarian options unless you want to spend £9 on a hummus sandwich.
  • Ivana K.
    Ivana KurtovićJanuary 1, 2015
    Service, food, atmosphere, music, furniture
  • Oliver W.
    Oliver WatersDecember 29, 2014
    Excellent Eggs Benedict Royale
  • Guillaume G.
    Guillaume GlaunèsDecember 21, 2014
    brunch, salmon, juices, scrambled eggs
  • Guillaume G.
    Guillaume GlaunèsDecember 21, 2014
    brunch, salmon, juices
  • Polly W.
    Polly WainesDecember 10, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    I love this place. So much so that I'm reluctant to mention that they once ran out of port.
  • Roy
    RoyDecember 3, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Marvellous french toast.
  • eda b.
    eda bOctober 16, 2014
    nice live music on sundays
  • Chrissy
    ChrissySeptember 22, 2014
    Try the goats cheese churros!
  • Chris P.
    Chris PhillipsSeptember 20, 2014
    £14.50 (in fact £16 or so with tip) for a dry, overcooked burger and not particularly friendly service. Unimpressive.
  • Mike O.
    Mike O'SullivanSeptember 2, 2014
    Awesome 70s decor, and Great selection of cocktails. Roast chicken is also excellent.
  • Ryan W.
    Ryan WhelanAugust 31, 2014
    Late morning Bloody Mary hits the spot.
  • Utku C.
    Utku CanAugust 9, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    The food is generally good, however, the portions are on the small side and everything costs a few pounds more than you'd like. They do serve food until 1AM though; perfect for a midnight snack.
  • Steff H.
    Steff HindAugust 7, 2014
    The ace hotel restaurant, enter through the flower shop. Try the gnocchi!
  • Jon B.
    Jon BillsAugust 1, 2014
    The chickpea fritters changed my life.
  • Pooja V.
    Pooja VirJuly 3, 2014
    Let's hope you have Eddie looking after you, else the service is amateur and disinterested.
  • Fredrik L.
    Fredrik LindmarkJune 30, 2014
    Cocktails were really good. We only had dessert at night and the rosemary caramel ice cream was great. Also weekend breakfast with string quartet was good though bacon a bit too salty for my taste.
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