100 Hoxton

Restaurants, Contemporary 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.

 

By: David Clack

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Venue name: 100 Hoxton
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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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tastemaker

I decided to try 100 Hoxton for a dinner with a colleague visiting from France. I picked the place because of the Timeout Black reduction, and I just want to say thank you Timeout! I would have never try this place with the timeout Black 50%, and I would have missed one of the best dinner I ever had in London! No exaggeration here!


I went to 100 Hoxton before, during the London cocktail week, but just had one cocktail before continuing my bar marathon! What a surprise to arrive at the same place, a few months later.

I would have never expected that this small place which doesn’t look like a fancy one, was serving such great food.


The menu is displaying a few small plates; a few starters, 3 seafood/fish plates, 3 meat plates, some sides and 3 desserts. 4 or 5 plates are enough for 2, especially if you take a dessert. If you are not a big eater, I guess sharing 3 would be more than enough!

I shared with my colleague 1 starter, the octopus with chorizo and cauliflower, the Singaporean crab, the crispy pork with jalapenos and the fried Asian rice.


Everything was delicious, but the crab was definitely my favourite; the sauce was really good, and the difference of texture in the dish was perfect.


We shared a dessert; the lemongrass and lime panna cotta, with some candied chili and mango tuiles. I am usually a bit skeptical when it comes to dessert; restaurants usually don’t put the same effort than in the mains.


I can only recommend you to go there, especially with the Timeout Black!

Deon Pillay (theindependentfoodie)
tastemaker

Hidden on the backstreets of Hoxton, you will discover 100 Hoxton . This Asian fusion restaurant with Is sharer plates, trendy decor and eclectic mix of people will have coming back for more. From Soft shell crab, the most amazing broccoli and sweet potato fritters, delicious salads, fish, pork belly, and lamb, the menu offers a little something for everyone. The foods is top notch, great ambiance and a decent wine selection coupled with attentive, friendly service. Great for a pre theatre dinner or a late evening feast.

Izzy K
Tastemaker

It’s an unexpectedly modern place in this not very nice part of Hoxton. It’s very informal, with dim lights, brick walls and colourful tables matching the artwork on the walls. 

I’ve tried Katsu Tofu, Burnt Eggplant Salad and Soft Shell Chilli Crab and they all were all excellent. Every dish was skilfully cooked and was boosting with flavours.

The portions are decent, so after three each, we were pretty full, but there’s always  space for dessert. The Lemongrass and Lime Leaf Panna Cotta with bits of mango, delicate tuile, and candied chilli served on a cute tiny pan was simple, but absolutely satisfying.

If anything needs improvement here, is the staff. They were very slow and not very attentive, considering it was only us two and other table for quite a chunk of the time we spent there.


Flo

Went for brunch on a Saturday. The food was really great - a nice varied and slightly unusual menu. The service is absolutely appalling though. It took a whole hour for our drinks to come (4 cups of tea) and we had to keep going up to the counter to see if they were coming. They never came to us to see if we wanted/needed anything. The food then took a ridiculously long time to come too. Luckily it was worth the wait! Definitely don't go here if you are in a rush or need to be done by a certain time or you'll have to go home hungry.

Paloma R

I think it is probably the worst restaurant I've ever eaten at in London. Not only did we get food poisoned but also the service was the absolute worst: it took them almost one hour to take our order, they were absolutely unfriendly and..we have never seen a messier counter in our life. 


I would never go back, nor will the 3 friends I was with. I cannot believe they are even recommending it in TimeOut. 

Emma F

I ventured here for Brunch on a Saturday morning with friends and it was so lovely. It was good value for what was a good sized plate of food. I'm vegetarian so when I get a nice breakfast with delicious eggs and sriracha sauce it's really exciting. The juices were fresh and delicious, the booth we had was comfy and it had a really nice relaxed vibe. It's in a bit of a weird area as it's not really 'Hoxton' so take care to look at the map when you go there and also check out the spooky shop over the road whilst you are there that sells things like lemon curd with labels saying bogies or ghost slime. It was a really nice place, I'd definitely go again.

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.

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