This December, The Boundary Project in east London will be hosting an array of events and parties throughout for the festive period.

Housed within a converted Victorian warehouse, The Boundary Project consists of a small boutique hotel with 17 individually designed bedrooms. Each one is inspired by a legendary designer or design movement, from Le Corbusier and Eames to Shaker and Bauhaus.

The venue has a number of restaurants and bars including Albion - an all-day British café, bar and grocery, The Vault - a subterranean event space and bar, and the Rooftop Bar & Grill, which is open all year round.

Before all the festive frivolity kicks off, I went along to have dinner, spend the night and see if it is worth the trip (it is).

Upon entering our room we both stood, awe-struck, and the two-floored apartment-like space before us.

Downstairs was a workspace, a dining table, a large and rather chic red sofa with a TV in front. Upstairs the extraordinarily large bed was situated on the mezzanine floor, with another TV and the bathroom with a standalone bath and his and hers’ mirrors. It was tremendously impressive.

My partner and I then headed up to the rooftop bar and grill last Friday night. The stylish surroundings of the heated rooftop orangery and outdoor terrace offer wonderful views of the city and east London.

We sat in the orangery for dinner and began with a couple of their gin cocktail concoctions. We then began our meal by sharing the fresh Shetland mussels served with white wine, parsley and cream (£12).

It was a large starter for just one so I was relived we chose to share it. The flavours were perfect and the crispy toasted bread matched well, I only wish there had been more sauce. Filling the bowl at least half way would have ensured the flavour was spread throughout (and there would have been more to dip our bread in).

For my main I decided on the half lobster (£26). Drizzled in garlic and parsley butter it was a celestial delight. I went all out and paired it with fries and aioli (£5.50).

My partner, feeling equally decadent (and rather hungry) chose the pan roasted sea bass with Jerusalem artichoke, baby leeks (£24) and asked for some prawns on the side as well as the seasonal vegetable selection (£6) . They generously added three skewers, each with three prawns each and so I was able to indulge a little more myself. The prawns were a little tough and obviously overcooked. However the seabass, rather miraculously, melted in your mouth it was so phenomenally done.

Vegetables aren’t something I would usually give much details on but they had evidently shied away from the usual sort and it was filled with Mediterranean vegetables doused in herbs and butter, exceeding our expectations.

While deciding on our mains, my partner asked for a cocktail but didn’t specify which. He asked for something fruity but not sweet, and was brought an apple and lime cocktail that was exactly on the nose and gloriously refreshing. We were both impressed.

To finish I chose the salted caramel and chocolate gateau (£6.50) and while it was delicious, it was less of a gateau and more of a simple slice of cake.

My other half chose the vegan and gluten free apple and almond crunch (£7) with ice cream on the side (£6), because he is neither vegan nor gluten free. It hit the winter spot for him, but was a little large and he was unable to finish.

We then took our drinks out onto the terrace and tucked ourselves in blankets, surrounded by heaters, not able to feel a pinch of cold despite being 11pm at night in November.

Throughout December, guests can make reservations for Saturday night festive parties at The Vault as well as a New Year’s Eve party with live music and a five-course menu.

In addition, to celebrate The Boundary Project’s ten year anniversary, guests will ascend to the venue’s all-weather Rooftop Winter Terrace for unlimited glasses of bubbles from 11pm to 12.00am to ring in the New Year, before continuing the party with drinks and dancing in The Vault until 2am.

Special room rates will be available for guests also booking into events, and rooms will be available on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve.

The Boundary Project (entrance Redchurch Street), 2-4 Boundary Street, E2 7DD. Details:, 020 7729 1051