Found on the lower ground floor of the Mondrian Shoreditch (formerly The Curtain hotel), BIBO is the first UK restaurant from three Michelin-starred Spanish chef Dani Garcia.
Although the concept is new to these shores, Garcia already operates four other BIBO locations, in Marbella, Madrid, Tarifa, Doha and Malaga. The Shoreditch location has room for a total of 120 diners, including 20 on the ‘Spanish courtyard’ and a further 12 in a private dining room on the floor below.
BIBO’s dining room is a calm and inviting space showcasing a natural colour palette - think light oak floors, soft clay rendered walls and reflective surfaces. The space also subtly references Andalusia through the use of rose-coloured handmade tiles, bordeaux red arched wall features and limed oak joinery. Other stylish elements include antique tan leather and teal and rose fabrics, plus oversized rattan pendant lights which bounce light between the polished copper walls.
There is also a central island bar, where you will find a statement mirrored raft and globe light housed within a copper rod structure (a nod to the hot air balloon which features in other BIBO restaurants globally). Outside, the Spanish Courtyard is an all-weather oasis, complete with bold red walls, hanging plants and wooden fans beneath a retracting glass roof.
BIBO is known for bringing a fine-dining twist to the tapas bar concept and the Shoreditch location is no exception. From the menu, guests can expect to indulge with BIBO favourites such as the oxtail brioche - a pulled oxtail brioche with thin mushroom slices, a secret DG sauce and rocket. You can expect a few international flourishes too, including guacamole which is made tableside and features avocado, green peas, broken-up burrata, mint and nachos.
As for the drinks list, expect sangria, cocktails and all manner of wines.