100 Hoxton

Restaurants , Pan-Asian Hoxton
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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:
Address: 100 Hoxton Street
London
N1 6SG
Transport: Rail: Hoxton Overground
Price: Meal for two with drinks and service: around £70.
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3.8 / 5

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Jennifer S
Tastemaker

Delicious veg food and excellent portions! Win!!!


I paused to look at the menu here en route to Howl at the Moon for ciders. I came back after as I liked the interesting-sounding veg options. I give major props to the kitchen on a busy Thursday night for packing away two generous portions in the takeaway containers I brought with me on a busy Thursday night. I got the burnt eggplant salad, toasted coconut, hazelnut, apple, beetroot, cherry tomato. The eggplant was perfect- not too mushy- with a great roasted flavour about three full slices. The dressing was also lovely playing well off the ingredients. The second main was roast butternut, sumac, feta, quinoa, avocado, chili yoghurt, coriander seeds. Man, this was even tastier, with the yoghurt having just the perfect kick. Creamy avocado + feta + quinoa. Absolutely delicious. 


For 7 and 8 pounds respectively, and the generous portions, I would defo return. The other veg (main) options: chargrilled broccoli, fried garlic, chili, feta, preserved lemon and quinoa and sweet potato salad, date pickle, walnut salsa, preserved lime yoghurt, sound intriguing and at 7 pounds each are in my price range. 


Lots of seafood mains and meat options as well, ranging from 9 pound to 12 pounds. 


Well done!

Tommy W

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.

Pip

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.

Sarah

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!

Bobo

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!

Jodie Holt

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.