Cool Spaces: Nobu Hotel Shoreditch

WORDS Cheri Morris

Within a striking steel and glass façade lies Nobu Hotel; a place of culinary wonder and harmonious design that sees East meet West.

Located in London’s Shoreditch, Nobu Hotel is an extension of the highly-acclaimed restaurant and hotel portfolio headed by celebrity chef Nobu Matsuhisa and actor/director Robert De Niro. The design of the hotel is contemporary yet simultaneously reminiscent of Shoreditch’s industrial heritage and incorporates elements of Japanese culture, art and philosophy.

The architecture is by Ron Arad Associates and Ben Adams Architects, while interior designs were headed by Studio Mica and Studio PCH. An eclectic balance of textures like clay pottery, wood shoji screens, traditional patchwork and charcoal stone create the Japanese feel in the interiors, while modern fixtures and designer furniture pieces give the hotel a contemporary finish. Nobu Hotel offers 148 guest rooms each with their own custom-made yukata robes and traditional Japanese tea sets.

Chef Nobu’s signature Japanese-Peruvian menu attracts a guest hall filled with A-list celebs and discerning palettes from the world over. The restaurant boasts a bar, chef’s table, sushi counter and outdoor courtyard. For those wanting to indulge in tapas, there is a fireside Lobby Lounge that offers gourmet cocktails and small snacks in an ambient and relaxed setting.

Fancy a night at this London gem? Find out more, here.