One of my favorite things about our trip to London was our hotel, The Hoxton Holborn. It’s not that I didn’t love everything else about the trip. Eddie and I had a fantastic time. We packed lots of fun activities into our four days in London: theater, restaurants, museums, long walks… Normally I would come back from a trip and talk mostly about those things. I don’t usually (ever) rave about hotels. But this hotel made a strong impression on me. This place has figured out the formula for making people (me) happy. When I thought about why I liked it so much, here’s what it boiled down to: comfort, coffee, food, wifi, and water.
I’ll start with the food and comfort part. The hotel lobby is fantastic. It’s a big inviting lounge with comfy vintage leather couches and rustic wooden tables. It’s part of Hubbard and Bell, the hotel’s main restaurant. The food is really good. And for those who love a great cup of coffee (me), there’s an espresso bar in the lobby grinding and brewing all day long. On the first morning I relaxed on a comfy couch sipping a cappuccino and eating roasted brussels sprouts with bacon and cherries (pictured below). I loved it so much, I had to have it again the next day. When I returned home, I immediately got to work on a copycat recipe for the roasted brussels sprouts dish….