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Taking Orders: Laurel's on the Roof

by Abbie Schofield
Taking Orders: Laurel's on the Roof
Laurel's on the Roof

Abbie Schofield visits a London rooftop for a taste of Hollywood

Where is it?

At the top of the Mondrian Hotel, in east London's Shoreditch.

What's all the fuss about?

The Mondrian’s rooftop restaurant has been reimagined with a new concept and menu for summer 2022. Inspired by Laurel Canyon in Los Angeles, Laurel’s on the Roof brings a touch of California cool to east London by way of beachy interiors and a menu full of American classics.

Tuna tostadas
Tuna tostadas

What's the place like?

Sophisticated, laid-back and beautiful, with hanging rattan lights, leafy green plants, striped upholstery and sofas for lounging. During the day, the room is bathed in bright light; when night falls, the fireplace gives the room a cosy glow.

 

Outside, a twinkling, fairy light-laden terrace complete with a swimming pool overlooks the city’s rooftops. The pool is for members and hotel guests only, but it sure makes a good Instagram backdrop.

Shrimp cocktail
Shrimp cocktail

What did you eat and drink? 

While sipping on spicy margaritas, we started with a classic shrimp cocktail. Far from the sad 1970s dinner party starter, this was perfect: plump, meaty shrimp cooked just right with a Marie Rose dipping sauce garnished with fresh tomato. The crunchy tuna tostadas with chipotle mayo, soy sauce and chilli were also delicious.

 

For mains, we shared a juicy pink ribeye steak drizzled with chimichurri, as well as the lobster roll – a golden brioche bun stuffed with lobster meat, avocado and lemony mayo. On the side we had courgette fries (but next time, I’d order regular). The menu also includes an iconic Cobb salad, a wagyu cheeseburger and linguine with clams.

Abbie on the terrace
Abbie on the terrace

Your verdict?

Not the most mind-blowing food, but a gorgeous spot for summer cocktails and a bite to eat. 

Lasting memory?

The first sip of my margarita – it had quite the kick!

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