Boundary Shoreditch opens to public

Design-led hotel The Boundary Shoreditch has officially opened Boundary, a brand-new ground floor bar and restaurant. 

Formerly the Albion Café, the 100-cover restaurant and bar serves modern British fare with a European influence, inspired by Swedish-born head chef Robin Freeman. 

Freeman (formerly of 1 Lombard Street, Ekte Nordic Kitchen) oversees the new east London bar and brasserie, as well as The Boundary's refurbished rooftop bar and restaurant. Freeman's menu favours seasonal, sustainable British produce, cooked in a casual style.

Boundary's dishes include Devon diver scallops in anchovy and parsley butter with Norfolk asparagus; steak tartare; whole roasted chicken with wild garlic butter; grilled cod with roe beurre blanc; wild garlic and nettle risotto; and 72-hour short rib with polenta. 

Drinks are served into the small hours, with house classics ranging from a negroni and margarita to more exotic cocktails such as the passion mint and Mexican. The beer list champions independent brewers with the line-up including quality lagers such as Stiegl Goldbrau from Austria and Estrella Galicia from Spain.

Formerly owned and designed by Sir Terence Conran, the site was recently purchased by Harcourt Inns founder James McCulloch, who is known for developing some of the UK’s foremost pubs such as The Crown and The Hero of Maida.  

"The ground floor of the Boundary is one of the most underutilised spaces in East London and it’s incredible to see it transformed into this wonderful bar and brasserie," says McCulloch.

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