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London’s Boundary Rooftop Restaurant

One-stop shopping at  Albion, Boundary’s gourmet food shop, in East London.

Photo: James Merrell

Designer Terence Conran’s new six-story Boundary complex is making waves in the gritty-glam neighborhood of Shoreditch. Within the converted Victorian printing house: Albion, a perfectly curated high-end food shop and laid-back streetside café; a 17-room hotel inspired by design movements from Shaker to Bauhaus; and a subterranean French restaurant. But the space that has crowds lining up around the block is the recently opened Boundary Rooftop restaurant and bar (open through October), overlooking East London. The style here is low-key beach-house: white canvas chairs printed with images of cheeky British seaside postcards, a wood-burning stove—on colder nights, staff provide guests with wool blankets—and potted olive trees dotting the patio. Don’t miss the steak and chips, accompanied by the spicy house sangria. Just make sure to get here early; tables are first come, first served. Rooftop dinner for two $80.

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