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New Shoreditch Arrival Aims to Capture the Vibey Atmosphere of the Hotel It Replaces

One Hundred Shoreditch — from the group behind Mondrian Sea Containers in Southwark — replaces the Ace Hotel

A hotel rooftop in Shoreditch adorned with filament bulbs, cushioned seating, and wooden decking
The rooftop of the Ace Hotel, which closed in 2020
The Ace Hotel [Official Photo]

A new hotel will take over one of Shoreditch’s formerly vibey spots, as One Hundred Shoreditch moves into the site formerly occupied by the Ace Hotel, according to Hot Dinners.

The hotel comes from Lore, the group behind Sea Containers in Southwark, which is more known for its drinks — run by bar supremo Ryan Chetiyawardana — than its food. In a release of its plans for the 100 Shoreditch High Street address, it claims that “the redesign reflects how Shoreditch has evolved during the last decade with the interiors mirroring the new grown-up character of the neighbourhood.”

That redesign includes no less than six restaurants and bars, in a building where vibes — particularly on the rooftop terrace and lobby bar — and coffee from Bulldog Edition bested the sceney but unspectacular cooking at Hoi Polloi. What those restaurants will actually encompass remains uncertain — initial signs point to “locally sourced seafood” (an achievement, in the capital) and a return of the rooftop bar, alongside coffee and cocktails. The hotel also says that it wants the restaurants and bars to “retain the fun and energy for which this part of London is so well known.”

New arrivals in the area — including the already opened Light Bar, the upcoming Taiwanese beef noodle shop from outstanding group Bao, and a bakery from the Jolene / Big Jo group — point in their own way towards the what “grown-up” really means; the consolidation of creative, interesting groups matched by benign slickness and new developments. It will be interesting to see how One Hundred fits in to that changing landscape. More soon.

Ace Hotel

100 Shoreditch High Street, , England E1 6JQ 020 7613 9800 Visit Website

Hoi Polloi

100 Shoreditch High Street, , England E1 6JQ 020 8880 6100 Visit Website


83 Rue De La Gauchetière Ouest, Ville-Marie, QC H2Z 1C2 (514) 875-1388


54 Great Jones Street, Manhattan, NY 10012 Visit Website

Big Jo

324 Hornsey Road, , England N7 7HE 020 3915 6760 Visit Website