King of Hoxton
|Welsh black beef|
This is my second visit to 8 Hoxton Square, the modern British/Mediterranean restaurant from the same people whom opened the ever popular 10 Greek Street. It offers a regular changing menu depending what is available and in season, with a mixture of bold and full flavoured dishes mostly. You can go a la carte in this restaurant or treat it as a tapas bar with small plates served during whole day, it also had a full bar serving fine wine to cocktails. We only opted for the mains as we weren't too hungry, I was a big fan of the Gloucester old spot, the classic apple sauces offered sweetness to the very tender pork while the artichoke offered a clean and delightful soft texture. On top of that, the lightly salted pork crackling was as crunchy as you can get. It was a indeed a very accomplished dish.
|Gloucester old spot|
The Welsh black beef (sirloin cut) was a massive plate of meat where the kale absorbed all the lovely beef juice. Together with some horseradish, added a cool and mild spiciness to the perfectly cooked, moist steak. Generally their meat dishes are very solid, and this time was no different. Service was also very delightful, easy going without being too relax. The beauty about 8 Hoxton Square is that you can book just like any other "normal" restaurants, unlike its older brother 10 Greek Street, not to mention the area is surrounded by high numbers of quality and trendy bars. Hoxton lack high quality restaurants and 8 Hoxton Square is easily the best in the square.
What I paid:
£30 per head with wine
Average cost without drinks and services:
8-9 Hoxton Square, London N1 6NU