Quite honestly, I had to look up what Hoi Polloi meant and the answer is – the masses, the common people.
There is, however, nothing common about Hoi Polloi within the Ace Hotel in Shoreditch. Beautiful decor and a stylish yet unpretentious feel, I absolutely rate this place for weekend brunch.
Access Hoi Polloi through the main entrance of the Ace Hotel or just further down Shoreditch High Street, there is a smaller entrance through a cute flower shop.
I went for the pancakes and bacon with maple syrup and a side of sausage – decent portion and very tasty. My friend chose the roast of the day (beef) which looked just amazing.
To finish, we managed to squeeze in a sticky toffee pudding, which was seriously gorgeous!
The thing that made it for me was the string quartet playing a wide variety of songs – old school classic to recent songs – so absolutely beautiful to listen to over brunch.
With cocktails and prosecco, it was £50 each with service, which is good value for the quality of food and the atmosphere.