Evening Standard says: I admire the cleverly layered interior of the all-day bar and brasserie that contains much to engage and divert including a plant-entwined pergola that will soon point to seating outside the walls but inside the market place. “Rooms within rooms” was apparently a comment someone made, and the different levels and styles of seating and lighting illustrate that point. read more
Sliver Spoon London says: As soon as I walked into Blixen, I fell in love with the decor; the dining room is spacious with a high ceiling and lots of light provided by the big windows and large ceiling lamps. It feels fresh and modern and best of all unique unlike other Spitalfields restaurants which are largely popular chains. There was a pretty garden theme that runs through the decor of the restaurant with chairs that resemble benches and exposed brickwork, stools covered in hessian, tan leather, comfy cushions like in a conservatory and more private booths. The decor is eclectic with all the different seating but it all works beautifully together to create a space that's casual and fun, yet still smart and stylish. read more
The Nudge says: Finishing your day with classic cocktails, wine and modern European cuisine in a grand, bi-level brasserie and bar occupying the foyer and subterranean vault of what used to be a London bank. Also important.
And you can now do both of these things at Blixen, a place which sounds like it should be dragging Santa's sleigh through the sky on Christmas Eve but is actually a stately, high-ceilinged, light-filled eating house which borders Old Spitalfields Market… making it the perfect place in which to charge your worn out batteries after (or before) perusing the fashion, arts and retail offerings of East London. read more
Olive Magazine says: European brasseries are all the rage and new to Spitalfields is Blixen, a welcome relief from the mostly chain-run eating places in the market building. Set in an old bank, it is light and airy on the ground floor with a promise of outdoor tables for summer and a moodier downstairs cocktail bar for evenings. You can eat (and drink) here all day and well into the night. Sit at a bar overlooking the kitchen and watch the chefs, in a booth on the main floor or on a raised plant-filled platform tucked in the corner that looks like a wedge of colonial Singapore. read more