Pizza and cocktails in Shoreditch

We recently spent a weekend in London at the very lovely Hoxton Hotel near Shoreditch – it was the perfect base for some roving around the city and seeing the sights. Equally excellent were the food and drinks on offer nearby. I cannot actually tell you enough how much I loved the pizza I had in Yard - on Tabernacle Street, it was so delicious! I had a goats cheese, stone baked pizza covered in a delicious tomato sauce – it came super quick, fresh, hot and tasty. Honestly, it may be the best pizza I’ve eaten. Calum had a tuna nicoise which was beautifully presented and tasted fab. Not too horrifically priced for London considering the quality of the food and how quickly it came out. We waited a bit for the waitress to notice we had finished but we sat and enjoyed the atmosphere and our drinks so it was no hardship. A really lovely restaurant which I wish I could visit often!

And to make things even better, the pizza of glory was followed by another best… the actual best Mojito cocktail to date… yes it did cost £8 but it was so delicious I had two in fairly quick succession and would have had more if it hadn’t been so late and so close to closing time ;) Saturday night in the Hoxton Hotel had the most buzzing bar ever when we made it back from a wedding out in Billericay (many trains & tubes) so we were too knackered to do anything except look at the heaving masses and crawl into our bed. Sunday however, was all ours and after a day doing some touristy stuff, a lovely bottle of wine with our lunch and the glorious pizza from Yard, we went back to the Hotel and decided on cocktails. Calum had a couple of Jerry’s Tea cocktails made with Sailor Jerry rum, peach, lemon & green tea – very tasty. Mine was the queen though – a Mumbai Mojito – the ingredients were Bombay Sapphire, elderflower, lime, mint & coriander and it was so sweet, so sugary, so minty, so bloody delicious I can’t even tell you. If you are in London anytime and need a cool hotel with a great bar – I would recommend the Hoxton. And if you like mojitos’s – try theirs!