Every Sunday life erupts on Brick Lane when the area between Buxton Street and Bethnal Green Road is closed to traffic so stallholders can hawk their wares. Wander out to sample street food and fruit smoothies, browse antiques and household bric-a-brac, soak up the festival-like atmosphere.
Back at The Buxton prop up the marble-topped bar, local beer in hand, or watch the chefs busy in the open kitchen. The short menu packs a punch. There’s an emphasis on responsible sourcing using suppliers who care. Fish is caught on the south coast and the menu changes depending on what’s fresh and available. Here you’ll eat well and at a reasonable price.
Upstairs are four floors of small, simple rooms. Each is different with functional furniture, colourful art and locally woven bed throws. And at the top of the building is the icing on the cake: a huge roof terrace with comfy seating, loads of plants and a show-stopper of a view.