Described by the owners as a “new bar-come-casual-restaurant”, Parts & Labour, nestled into the Qbic Hotel on the corner of Altab Ali Park in Whitechapel hosted a few of the Peach Properties team for an introductory lunch and a deliciously distinctive espresso or two recently.
The space has been finished to a very high standard and adorned with all manner of attractive furniture, plants and sculptures, including a floating head holding a knife and fork (a well mannered, if rather quiet dining companion). These features combine to present a spacious, relaxed atmosphere that we can see would lend itself equally as well to their more upbeat affairs, such as the live music and events series they have planned (May involved live recordings and the big beat DJ John Carter).
The owners have already found success in London with their Georgian gastropub in Islington, The Albion. It’s been showered with awards over the years featuring in The Independent’s “Top 50 Sunday Lunch Venues” and The Guardian’s “Best Pubs in the UK”.
As you might expect, the food at Parts & Labour was great (see menu), and the coffee was very distinctive. They take a lot of pride in their coffee and have plans to bring their coffee roasting from Bristol and roast the beans on site in future restaurants.
Any concerns that the partnership with the hotel chain Qbic may dilute the enterprise were quickly put to rest on arrival, as London Business point out, “Qbic refuses to bow to urban hotel convention”.
This is an exciting new space in Whitechapel, one to which we will certainly be returning. It’s summarised nicely as “a relaxing oasis away from the urban chaos” by JustOpenedInLondon. As we recline, our lunch break serenely overlapping everything else we’re supposed to be getting on with, we’re inclined to agree with them.
The best news of all is that Peach Properties residents can enjoy a 25% discount. To take them up on this offer, book a table via email firstname.lastname@example.org or call on 02030211469. Let us know what you think of your visit.
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