There's certainly plenty of pedigree to this quirky Hoxton haunt - it's the former studio of Goldsmith graduates and YBAs, Gary Hume and Sarah Lucas, plus the owner's apparently a bit of a face on the art and music scenes. And then there's the roster of top-notch artists and bands who have played in the separate gig venue downstairs, 'The Underbelly'.
Upstairs, it's more of a diner, DJ bar and cocktail joint, with Paul Daly's design bringing together mismatched furniture, rocking horses, bicycles and surf boards hanging from up on high. There's a jukebox providing the tunes when the DJs take a break from the ones and twos, and with a capacity of 520 - plus space out on the terrace for a further 100 - there's plenty of room for those packing their dancing feet.
It's also home to Hoxton Square Craft Beer, so the booze is a bit of a strong point, with house brews such as London Plane Ale served alongside pints pulled from fresh tanks of Budweiser Budvar and Brooklyn Lager. The food menu ranges from classic British dishes such as bangers and mash, fish and chips and shepherd's pie to those with US influence - think burgers, BBQ ribs, nachos and pancakes for breakfast. Pizzas also prove pretty popular.
Zigfrid upstairs is a jukebox and DJ space with a restaurant area. Underbelly downstairs is a host to live gigs and basement clubbing. The two floors share an outside terrace for al fresco fun and smirting.
Our food menus are put together with options for meat lovers, vegetarians and vegans alike, hoping to create an all-inclusive environment for everyone to enjoy together.
The beer list features our own ale by Hoxton Square Craft Beer Co, wines are carefully selected and the cocktails comprise affordable favourites, our own concoctions or twists on classics.
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11 Hoxton Square
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Average User Rating
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Love this venue. So chilled, great vibes, and the staff are always a pleasure. They definitely mix things up, from the music playing in the Underbelly to the crazy decor that's going on (surfboards hanging about, mish mash of furniture that's really comfy to sit in...) Love the cocktails here too and completely recommend the food. Pizza is delicious. It's a real find and people should check it out.
I really like Zigfrid - I think it has an authenticity that is lacking in other venues in the area. The proof is in its longevity and the quirky yet unpretentious vibe keeps attracting people back to it. It is a venue that continues to support new and independent music and I've seen loads of great bands here in the Underbelly. Music and art is a theme that runs throughout the venue and it is unapologetic in its out-there decor, which is truly expressive and a bit insane - in a good way.
I have eaten here a few times and can recommend the Big Ziggy burger. Most of the menu is completely homemade and really reasonably priced, taking into consideration its competitors in the area. Although the beers are good, I would really recommend the cocktails, which are made by a young, passionate bar team who definitely know their stuff. I was talked into having a Negroni (not on the menu) and have never looked back.
Great music, great staff, great place.