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|Address:||104-108 Curtain Road, London EC2A 3AH|
|Tel:||020 7613 2844|
|Wine: £14.00||Champagne: £60.00|
|Opening Hours:||Tues-Thurs 5pm-12M (Thurs-1am) Fri-Sat 6pm-2am|
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After months of finally overcoming apprehensions on visiting Hoxton Pony (from friends and myself), we finally made it last Friday night and it was certainly an interesting night. Having rarely gone out in Shoreditch it was certainly an eye opener, but one surprise was the abundance of essex girls in this place. It was leggings and high heels galore in one corner of the bar but thankfully not directly in my eyeline.
The drinks (which were the reason for dragging my friends here) were in a word perfect (bar one – which was admittedly a dodgy choice for me). inspired, well constructed, divine to behold and not at all overly priced. The same concoctions would probably set you back for double in the W1 area. Service is also fab and doesn't dwindle to non existent when the bar crowds up, something of a rarity and I especially like that the staff are trained to match drinks to indivudual taste by way of a mini verbal questionnaire.
The experience in general was pleasant and unique but there were exceptions. The DJ though great once he got started, did have a rather extensive warm up session in which there were a few audible mishaps. The other thing is this ongoing malarky of missing tea party bookings, which are definitely not a one off (as the previous review details). On the night I went there was also another such party (in reference to said essex girls, above) who were livid with the establishment for not having a clue about their booking and subsequently ruining the birthday girl's night – also a 30th birthday (is there some reason as to why those turning 30 choose HP, is it a sudden preference for SKA music and travelling to E. London on the eve of this milestone?).
All in all, one to experience for those seeking heaven in a glass, but if your a perfectionist for liquid delights in equally pleasing aesthetic surroundings, stick to places such as Sketch and the like.