Tacos, tapas & agave for A-listers

Set on the 10th floor of The Standard hotel in King's Cross, Decimo is the place to go for views, booze and next-level tacos and tortillas. Like Sweeties, Double Standard and The Rooftop - The Standard's other venues - this Spanish-Mexican restaurant from chef Peter Sanchez-Iglesias puts some of Shoreditch's most devastatingly hip hotspots to shame. As in the rest of the building, the vibe is distinctly groovy, though it's less disco and more desert love-in: think cacti, mod wood furniture and a colour palette with hues as burnt as the royals on summer holiday. It's a stunning space, so buzzy that we wouldn't blame ya for busting a move even before the DJ arrives. Oh, and don't skip taking a trip to the loos - they're some of the best in the city.

Of course, all that atmosphere comes at a cost. The tortilla with caviar will set you back a cool £170, so you may want to consider having a chat with a mortgage advisor before booking in. For those of us who haven't yet made our tech billionaire fortune, there are some less pricey and very good plates on the "para picar" menu. Our rec? Go for the mezcal flight, which features four wicked spirits you can sip at your leisure as you work your way through some tacos, a fat plate of octopus and our fave, the marinated red peppers. Your wallet will most definitely be lighter by the time you ride the lift down to ground level, but that mezcal buzz will help you take the hit in style.

And if ya still have cash to burn and a different kind of appetite to feed after you've demolished the puds, ask one of the staff about getting a last-minute room at the hotel (it's also an option on the dessert menu, available exclusively to peeps who dine at Decimo). You can sometimes nab a penthouse suite for pennies compared to what you'd usually shell out, and it comes with a cheeky sleepover survival kit for all your naughty needs...

By Kate Malczewski


10th Floor, 10 Argyle St, London WC1H 8EG


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Tuesday 5–11:30pm
Wednesday 5–11:30pm
Thursday 5pm–12:30am
Friday 5pm–2am
Saturday 12–2:30pm, 5pm–2am


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