Love the brunches and vibe of this place. A Sunday ritual now.
The service was horrible and very unpleasant. Staff behaved like we have no business being there and took forever to take our order.
Perfect way to celebrate a birthday. Delightful altogether
We were visiting Shoreditch to pop into Rough Trade for world record day and I had been to the Ace hotel years ago so decided to give this a go. We turned up 90 minutes early as we'd finished but the staff were excellent and got us in. There was even an offer on at that time where you could get 3 courses for £25. The service was excellent and we had some great food and wine recommendations from our waiter and the quality of the food was outstanding. The restaurant had a really good, laidback ambience that I liked and the music really complimented the place. Great meal!!
The avocado on corn breads were delicious
Waiting staff were attentive, friendly
We shall return
Great place to go for Sunday brunch. Lots going on.
Yes definitely! Had the most amazing time there and the service was incredible.
Delicious - could not fault the place from food to service ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
The ambiance and the restaurant was lovely and really nice but the food was not very good. The pancakes were undercooked and the burger was extremely greasy.
The service is beyond terrible, the waiters are unable to fulfil your needs, forgetting everything you ask for, and incapable of clearing your plates. Seriously Shoreditch is full of restaurants, avoid this one. A sad reflection on its opening days....
Waiter had an attitude.
Please sort out your website. You’re so caught up in making it trendy, we couldn’t find the menus with ease.
Left 5 mins after
I really liked the atmosphere and the food was great on my visit. But its disappointing and embarrassing when I took my living aboard relative there again. It took a long time for the service and the food wasn't as great.
If you have no dietry requirements like gluten free then your in for a treat.
I had champagne tea, it caters for veggies and pescatarian but not gluten free.
They did try to adapt it for my friend but the gluten free is not up to scratch.
Service was good, ambiance was good.
I'd defo recommend if your not gluten free
Lovely atmosphere for Mother’s Day with live music
Mother’s Day Sunday brunch (breakfast menu)
Loved the live orchestra.
Ordered pancakes, bacon & maple syrup excellent quantity and quality.
Also tasted ‘nduja omelette (same as above) and portobello mushroom with ricotta (not so much my thing and not as filling)
Downside on food was burnt toast - just re-do it?
Overall very good though and will come back again
Great food, good service in a beautiful room.
Service was outstanding the staff made sure we got everything we needed from the moment we came to the restaurant until we finished. Food was Very tasty too. Ambience is great would defo recommend. 🙌
A gem of a restaurant. I never knew of this place, but so glad that I found it. I will definitely be returning there soon.
Breakfast at Hoi Polloi was a very good experience. We very much enjoyed the food and the variety of options, though the coffee left something to be desired. The music was a bit noisy, but when the live music started, it was lovely. Our only complaint was that a few of our orders were seemingly forgotten, and we had to chase down the waitstaff to ask about them.
Very good surprise! Food was fresh and original and the place is great! We’ll be back for sure ;)
Great brunch at Hoi Polloi. Wonderful buzzy space, but never too noisy either. The string quartet playing pop tracks was a great touch, and added a real sense of occasion.
A good size Sunday roast for £18
Slightly pricey (£3.50 for a bottle of still water seems quite excessive!) but definitely a nice experience.
Waiters mistook our orders and brought us plates with some ingredients missing. Food it’s not as good as the price would suggest. But the room is beautiful and so is the music.
I come here often, usually as a treat or special occasion (eg mothers day etc) its so consistently good - the food is great, service is excellent but not pretentious, and the venue is lovely. Would always recommend.
loved everything but it was very hard to find the entrance!
Great food and ambiance, faultless service. Hoi Polloi exceeded my expectations with a string quartet as entertainment on the Saturday afternoon. Prices were reasonable.
We really enjoyed the live music
Way too much garlic and salt on the kale - My colleague and I were the ones to eat it and felt a bit unwell after
Great food and atmosphere. Love the live music Sundays!
Great place, atmosphere and the food wasn’t too bad either
Great food (delicious pancakes!) really nice atmosphere especially with the live music!
Delicious food and wonderful service. Perfect setting for a special occasion.
It's a classy, vaguely masculine restaurant, which has the vibe of a old time New York hotel restaurant brought right up to date. I don't fling 5stars around but this place is very good for a meal when you're celebrating nothing more than a Friday.
It's not a fiddly menu but brilliantly put together.
The staff make you feel right at home.
Great drinks. Solid food.
Everything is incredible
We had a delicious brunch. The place is trendy, although a bit cold. Sadly the day was grey which doesn't help with the atmosphere. The food was delicious. We had corn cakes and eggs, Spicy but delicious. Pancakes. French toast and normal scrambled eggs. All perfect and delicious. The orange juice was fresh, of course.
We did say we were celebrating a birthday (since the question was prompted on the web site) but nothing was said or done
This is the second time i've been, the first time was for brunch. Unfortunately, on this occasion we had to send our steak back twice. It was cold when served, and then they took it back and reheated it - but it was still cold - and as both myself and my friend had the same thing they weren't too sure who's was who's when they returned to our table. Then they brought a fresh one and it was still cold which is bizarre if it had just been made?
The first waiter didn't seem too fussed about the issue, but the next one was much better and said that our steak's would not be charged and dessert would be on the house. It's a shame as the ambiance of the restaurant is lovely.
Visited with a baby and staff were very accommodating.
Food was excellent for a lunchtime visit.
Would highly recommend
Came for a casual business meal which was perfect. Great service, food and atmosphere. Music not too loud which meant we could actually talk work as well.
Possibly the best brunch I’ve ever had in London. The quartet playing pop songs just made all extraordinarily nice and fun! 10/10 and can’t wait to go back.