Aldgate Place local spots are named best in Britain by The Observer


Wright Brothers, Spitalfield’s premier seafood restaurant, has been named as one of the best restaurants in this month’s Observer Food Monthly magazine.

This month the Observer Food Monthly magazine has compiled a list of the 40 best restaurants in Britain, based on recommendations from the country’s leading chefs. Aldgate Place residents are surrounded by the creative hubs and diverse eateries of Shoreditch, Spitalfields and Hoxton, and have four of The Observer’s top picks right on their doorstep.

Selected as number one on the list, by Angela Hartnett of Café Murano, is premier seafood restaurant – Wright Brothers. Wright Brothers is described as “a very welcome change” from the usual meaty east London eateries such as Hawksmoor and Tramshed. For those eager to try the “fresh-as-can-be shellfish”, Wright Brothers in Spitalfields is just a nine-minute walk from their home at Aldgate Place. Harnett states the wide selection of oysters are a “must-have”.

Nuno Mendes of Chiltern Firehouse picks Lyle’s in Shoreditch as number seven on the list. Describing the menu as “intelligent, seasonal, very British in its sourcing and, above all, incredibly tasty”. Although his top pick on the menu is the beef with shellfish emulsion, the £39 tasting menu will “always take you for an enjoyable ride”.

Another Shoreditch spot makes the top 40 – The Clove Club, chosen by Hélène Darroze at the Connaught. She speaks highly of the head chef, Isaac McHale who is clearly “inspired above all else by his Scottish roots” in his menu choices. Her must-have on the menu is the blood pudding, which they make on site.

Nearby Sweetings in the City of London is perfect for a seafood-lover as it “only does fish – very good fish; has done for over 125 years”. The small restaurant doesn’t take reservations, but Fergus Henderson of St John says “coming here is one of life’s wonderful rituals”.

Aldgate Place is well positioned for the working week and fun-filled weekends. With the City of London right on its doorstep, London Bridge is just a short walk away and Canary Wharf is a quick commute. Residents can enjoy one of Europe’s most vibrant arts quarters on the weekend, with creative spaces such as the Whitechapel galleries or Brick Lane’s eclectic mix of shops nearby.

Residents at Barratt London’s Tower Bridge, Soho Thirteen and The Courtyards developments can also enjoy The Observers top picks which include 40 Maltby Street in Bermondsey, Gymkhana in Mayfair, and Castle’s Pie & Mash in Camden.

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