• No. 1 Whitby Street
  • London E1 6JU
  • Tel: 0207 0121 234
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about us …

With little space at the bar at their restaurant Les Trois Garcons, they needed somewhere for guests to have a drink before or after their meal, so when a defunct meat packing factory became available in 2003 on Whitby Street just behind the restaurant, Hassan, Michel and Stefan took it on to convert the building into a cocktail bar serving Japanese tapas style food. The space is long. A succession of themed areas such as the Baroque, the Cage, and the Gold Room were created so that guests can experience a different area each time they visit. Loungelover has been awarded The Evening Standard’s – Bar of the Year, Observer Food Monthly’s – Best Bar in Britain, Time Out’s – Best Bar Design amongst many other awards.


“Shoreditch’s famously fickle night owls love ‘the next big thing’ for at least half a minute – then they move on. They’ve stuck with Loungelover for a little longer, however. ‘Much imitated never bettered’ seems to be the general conclusion about this off beat drinking den.” – SQUARE MEAL


Les Trois Garcons: Hassan Abdullah, Michel Lassere and Stefan Karlson shot Lorenzo Agius