Tim Hayward Reviews Rochelle Canteen

The last time I visited the original Rochelle Canteen in Shoreditch, it was for my first review for this publication. The last time I was in the Institute of Contemporary Arts was to hang my diploma show in 1989. I was graduating from a small provincial art college and the only thing more absurdly overblown than my hair was my self-regard and propensity for bullshit. I am, therefore, positively inclined towards the new Rochelle Bar and Canteen at the ICA, by the catering team of Arnold & Henderson, and I should apologise in advance in case nostalgia warps this review towards sophomoric overanalysis and aesthetic hyperbole.

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