I didn't really know how to title this post as Barber and Parlour* is a little bit of everything. I'd say eating is only a small part of that but I just couldn't not feature it in my 'Eating in London' series as - spoiler alert - the food was amazing.
Barber and Parlour has a little bit of everything. A gorgeous restaurant and bar, a cinema, a barber and a nail/hair salon alongside a little quirky shop. I went along recently to sample their restaurant and cinema and oh my god, impressed doesn't quite cover it. Is there a better word to describe it?
I took my Dad into London for the day, treating him to lunch and a trip to an uber luxe cinema as he totally deserved it and needed to see a little of the fun part of what it's like to be a blogger. I thought it'd be pretty cool to take him to the Shoreditch branch of the Electric Cinema as I had fallen in love with Barber and Parlour before and well, he just needed to see it. Starting the day with a bite to eat to sample what the kitchen had on offer. I opted for the Quinoa, Radish, Avocado and Walnut salad (so delicious and so filling which I totally didn't expect it to be) and my Dad had the Vegetable Lasagne and he described it as the best one he'd ever had and trust me, he wasn't just saying that. It melted in your mouth and I had total food envy. Definitely ordering that the next time I go! For drinks we had to try out the juices, I went for the Green juice to just add to the health intake that little bit more and my Dad tried out a smoothie and went for the Awake one on the lovely waitress' recommendation. It's a little sharp though so would definitely be amazing for a morning drink to wake you up!
Onto the cinema and my Dad is a massive cinema fan but doesn't go often, I mean sometimes he'll go with his friends but that's rare so I knew I had to take him for this as it's not just any old cinema. Imagine the comfiest armchairs you've ever sat in with a luxe table separating you from the person next to you, the softest cashmere blanket laid over you with whatever food and drink took your fancy. We're talking wines, cocktails, juices etc. Whatever the Barber and Parlour bar and kitchen has, you can have down there with you too. How cool is that? We went to see American Sniper and it was amazing, but that's not what we're really discussing here. I'm really not a cinema fan and before this trip I can't remember the last time I ventured into a cinema. I don't like it that much, I find it all a little weird if I'm honest as I'd much rather watch a film in the comfort of my own home but this changed anything. I think it's the comfort factor and my love of blankets and well, the whole experience just feels that bit more special.
I loved it, can you tell?
I'm a massive fan of the space and I'd love to head back soon to try out the nail and hair salon. Perhaps I will, for your benefits right? (Eek, justification all over. I need to go back stat.)
Rave review out.
Have you ever been to Barber and Parlour before?