Holborn Grind set for grand opening at The Hoxton

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Editor 10th September 2014
After a two year search for a coffee provider in their new hotel, the Hoxton, Holborn have chosen a partnership with Grind & Co. Determined to find the best coffee London had to offer, The Hoxton undertook a blind tasting of ten different blends from the local area and the city’s foremost espresso bars and roasters. The Grind House Espresso blend won the test nine to one, and The Hoxton, Holborn subsequently approached the Grind’s founders with the offer of a new home in Holborn. Opening this month, they will serve their famous house blend alongside a bespoke single-origin coffee selected especially for Holborn. In addition, Holborn Grind will serve an all-day food menu, including a selection of pastries, fresh fruit and eggs on toast for breakfast. Fresh salads and the Grind’s signature piadinas will be served at lunchtime. Shoreditch GrindLike its counterparts in Shoreditch and Soho, Holborn Grind will be open in the evening to offer hotel guests and others specialty coffee at almost every hour of the day. There will also be an evening menu offering sharing plates of Italian cold meats and cheeses. The site will have 15ft floor to ceiling glass windows but efforts have been made to maintain the ‘DNA’ of the now famous Shoreditch Grind despite the new setting. As part of one of the first major developments in the so-called ‘Midtown’, it was immensely important to Grind & Co’s founders, Kaz James and David Abrahamovitch, to maintain the identity of this small corner of Bloomsbury’s history. Holborn Grind appears as the new within the old with coarse bricks and iron dressed in the subtle sophistication of marble and reclaimed oak. Inside, there are yet more references to London’s past. Above the bar and across a long wall hangs an intricate system of light fittings designed bespoke for the setting and painstakingly assembled from antique brass inspired by the polished cocktail-carts of the 50’s.  

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The  Staff Canteen

The Staff Canteen

Editor 10th September 2014

Holborn Grind set for grand opening at The Hoxton