Hoxley and Porter

153 Upper Street , London, N1 1RA

SquareMeal Review of Hoxley and Porter

‘A mythical Victorian steam express from Cape to Cairo that brings together Colonial Poirot, Egyptian noir and surrealist jungles’… that’s the story at this new ‘cocktail and dining adventure.’ Still, strip away the Carry On Up The Congo stage set and focus on the convincing food and drink served by enthusiastic staff in fin de siècle attire. The menu offers Brit-accented grub at pub prices – think skate with salsify, pig’s cheek with chorizo, peas and broad beans or pot-roast rabbit with butternut squash and bacon. To drink, try baron’s tipple (overproof rum, lime, apricot jam and guava juice), Belize bellini or a smooth TT sazerac that prefers Santa Teresa rum to New Orleans rye. Otherwise, go for broke with ‘whatever doesn’t kill you’ – a far-flung drink featuring an edible absinthe-coated scorpion that changes colour from blue to bright purple.

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Nearby Tube/Rail Stations

Essex Road Station 515m

Highbury & Islington Station 595m


Address: 153 Upper Street , London N1 1RA

Area: Islington Barnsbury

Opening times

Mon-Fri 12N-12M (Thurs -2am Fri -3am) Sat-Sun 10am-11pm (Sat -3am)

Nearby Landmarks

Almeida Theatre 102m

Little Angel Theatre 177m


Telephone: 020 7226 1375


Cuisine: British

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