Goddard & Gibbs, Shoreditch
Housed inside swanky new hotel One Hundred Shoreditch, Goddard & Gibbs by Chef Tom Moore is the new glitzy place to enjoy a seafood-heavy menu in Shoreditch. In a yellow-accented, open-plan dining room – the centrepiece for which is a striking, egg yolk-coloured sculpture, soon to be all over your Instagram – tuck into a showy, fish-led menu, but not before biting into a plump sourdough roll with a lick of salty butter.
Starters are light and fresh. A tart and buttery crab salad is a highlight, as is the zingy sea bream ceviche from the Raw Bar portion of the menu. Mains range from a rich squid-ink linguine that looks like a piece of art to grilled lobster and chips. A Cornish fish stew speckled with chorizo will appease those looking to sample a broader range of sea dwellers; thick chunks of salmon sidle up to mussels in a lemony tomato broth. Desserts are the heaviest course: leave room to sample the heavenly fried doughnut with tangy malt ice cream, miso-caramel and peanut dust.
Fronting the venue is The Wine Bar, which piggybacks on the restaurant’s buzzy vibe and offers a chance to elongate your stay with a vino and a side of people-watching through the floor-to-ceiling windows.
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100 Shoreditch High Street, London E1 6HU