Despite living in London since birth the idea of checking out different parts of the city and exploring them never fails to excite me. You may well find me packing a suitcase – like I am off on holiday – off to discover what else is out there.
This time I’ve gone away to tiny Willow Street at a remove from the hipster bikers and club flyers of Hoxton to the all-new Nobu Hotel. It is unique, not part of any chain and it is Nobu’s first venture into Hotels. From the moment you walk in it is impossible not to be aware of the powerful sense and influence of Japan. The reception itself boasts latticing and gold and rattan shoji screens while elsewhere there are linear wood slats, charcoaled timber, blackened cork together with expanses of bare concrete. Particularly eye-catching are the floor to ceiling windows screened by a choice of a mural covered blind or a separate slatted door designed to let in maximum light.
At the reception, I was greeted by big smiles from super welcoming check-in staff and given the keys to my room and what a room it turned out to be!
It had everything you could possibly hope for including the most massive state of the art T.V. It was a massive 50 something inch TV but the special bit was that it had ‘Apple’ and Android screen mirroring built in, meaning I was able to play my favourite Netflix shows and Spotify playlists straight from my phone -I really loved this small but fantastic feature… I think every hotel should have one!
As for the food – come on it is Nobu – it was simply faultless. Every single thing I ate from breakfast to dinner was just beautiful. The infamous black cod (their signature of all signature dishes) was included in my menu and wow it did not disappoint.
Overall, I very much enjoyed my couple of nights stay at the Nobu hotel, if you are a ‘foodie’ and appreciate all things fish and sushi then this is the one for you.
Location: Nobu Hotel