Ginger Pig Café


The Ginger Pig Café opens six days a week and serves some pretty serious food at very unfrightening prices. Locals praise the brunch and the burgers, which come with a welter of toppings: think of a medium-rare disc of minced beef resting (or being squashed under) Monterey Jack cheese, bacon, onions, gherkins, relish, jalapeño sauce, raw beetroot and a fried egg. The menu is meat-based, as you would expect, with grilled chicken, pork belly, steak and ribs all featuring, plus sandwiches and a few fish dishes. Most prices are notably reasonable: sirloin steak with mushroom sauce for £12 is a bargain, and so is a fully garnished churrasco (mixed grill) at £30 for two. Cocktails are notably inexpensive at £3.50 to £6. Brunch is dominated by eggs, the dessert menu (all £4) by nursery-type comfort food. 


Venue name: Ginger Pig Café
Address: 231 Hoxton Street
N1 5LG
Opening hours: Lunch served 11am-3pm Mon-Fri. Brunch served 9am-3pm Sat, Sun. Dinner served 6-10pm daily
Transport: Tube: Hoxton rail
Price: Main couses £8-£12

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Doesn't it really get your goat - or your GingerPig - when this happens!? - read the reviews (great!) plan a nice lunch there (anticipation...) make a special trip right across town (anticipatory gastric juices kicking in! :-) and never mind the three blocks through the rain coz it's all gonna be worth it when that great cooking is sitting there in front of us, saying "eat me" and off we go! ... BUT THE GODDAM WEBSITE HASN'T BEEN UPDATED - AAAGGGHHHHH!!!! - it still says Opening Times & Telephone Mon - Fri 11:00-22:00 Sat & Sun 9:00-22:00 Weekend Brunch 9:00-15:00 WHEREAS THE TRUTH - the sad, wet, frustrated, pissed-off truth is that the REAL opening hours (which they couldn't be bothered changing on the website) is they don't do lunches save Friday and weekends WHICH IS NOT EVEN CORRECT with Time Out's times listed above, which say: Lunch served 11am-3pm Mon-Fri.... So, dear GingerPig - you owe me one! - and my equally frustrated-etc partner whom I dragged across town on the pretext of a great worth-the-trip lunch... - or I'll huff and I'll puff and I'll blow your house down! :-)) Yours - Mr Wolf P.S. the "stars" are a mandatory field so I had to put something - so it's 1* till I actually find you open... meanwhile I'm doing the breathing exercises, oh yes!