While I’m on the subject of chilled out Shoreditch it’s appropriate to mention Rochelle’s Canteen. If you don’t know about this place there’s no chance of stumbling upon it. This is fashion-ville. All the hot shot designers are based in studios in the old school on Arnold Circus, and this really is used as their canteen. Its such an oasis in the summer – the only grass in the area other than Hoxton Sq! Its based in a little modern box, probably has about 20 covers and is essential to book. BYO bottle to go with well cooked, well priced modern British dishes.
Rochelle Canteen, Rochelle School Arnold Circus London E2 020 7729 5677