With its bang-on-trend stylings, po-faced ‘whatevs’ attitude and covert Asian-ness, 100 Hoxton is the restaurant equivalent of the latest party-hopping fashion model. Add to this the fact that the venue spent a brief stint as a kebab shop and it might sounds an unappetising prospect. But brace yourself – the Asian-inspired food can be excellent.
The menu of sharing plates is brief – so much so that, with a couple of friends on board, you could probably get through the lot. Of those we tried, the biggest clash of forks was over the duck breast: sublimely pink and tender ribbons of meat pairing beautifully with courgette kimchi and cashew beer butter. Garam masala-spiced octopus with celeriac puree was similarly exceptional.
100 Hoxton’s drinks list is just as inventive. The prosecco-based house cocktail may have been suspiciously lacking in fizz, but this at least allowed the ginger, chilli and lemongrass flavours a clear path to the palate, where they sang with the clout of Pavarotti in his prime.
The only downside was the service. Dishes that hadn’t been ordered arrived and then taken away without apology – and left on the bill. A request for dessert was met with the discouraging disclosure that the kitchen was closing in 20 minutes. Luckily the chef doesn’t share the slack work ethic – both the spiced plum clafoutis and the mango and cardamom shrikhand (an Indian dessert of strained, set yoghurt) were fantastic.
|Venue name:||100 Hoxton||Contact:|
100 Hoxton Street
|Transport:||Rail: Hoxton Overground|
|Price:||Meal for two with drinks and service: around £70.|
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Average User Rating
4 / 5
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We dropped in for a coffee at 11.30 on Saturday, but the waitress asked if we had a reservation (the place was empty) and told us we'd have to be gone by 2pm. Very unfriendly attitude.
Excellent food with creative flavours. The smoked duck breast with a kind of peanut sauce was delicious. Sweet potato salad fresh flavours - though I'd prefer the potato warm. The deep fried quail was absolutely amazing - the best I've ever had quail. The flavours of the aubergine didn't work for me though - the apple and tomato seemed contradictory. Fried rice wasn't to my taste but was proper dirty-style Chinese rice. I wish the ribs were on the menu still, as I can't eat seafood/fish and would have loved to try them.
A little understated gem in the heart of Hoxton, this is my third visit and it never disappoints. The food is fresh and cooked to perfection, not to mention the accompanying fab cocktails! An absolute must visit if you appreciate London and its most raw and fine food in a unpretentious environment!
Delicious, creative, great value, friendly waitress! special hola for your octopus and scallops ..and duck and all ur desserts ... Thanks a lot, I will be back for the 5 courses for £30!
The flavours in each of the dishes that are created in this place is incredible. Ive been once shortly after it first opened and cant wait to go back! Oh and the cocktail, incredible.