Hoxley and Porter

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Description

Step off Islington's bustling Upper Street and prepare to embark on one hell of a drinking and dining adventure. This is Hoxley and Porter, a veritable diamond characterised as much by a striking decor as its intoxicating liquors and continental fare.

You'll be greeted by an opulent space overflowing with turquoise, teak and filligree gold leaf furnishings. Resembling a train carriage with its mythical colours and shadowy foliage, the venue brings together surrealist jungles and Victorian gentleman's clubs to create a really eye-catching interior design.

The modern British menu includes classics such as, pork belly, rabbit, pie and other traditional dishes, and they're all punctuated by influences from continental Europe, the Orient and beyond. The venue is open for brunch, lunch and dinner and also represents a great place to hold private functions too. There's a lovely cocktail list for your perusing pleasure, and fine wines and decadents spirits are heavily featured too. If you're lucky, you might be one of the drinkers chosen to visit The Crypt; the bar's flavour laboratory where you can see the expert mixologists at work.

An exotic venue with a unique interior and influences from all over the globe, Hoxley and Porter comes well recommended for those finding themselves with some spare time to kill in North London.

Offers / Promos 1

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Offer Details Availability
£5,50 Cocktail Hour Changing Cocktail Menus! Monday 17:00 - 19:00
Tuesday 17:00 - 19:00
Wednesday 17:00 - 19:00
Thursday 17:00 - 19:00
Friday 17:00 - 19:00

Info

No Door Charge
No queues normally
Happily Affordable ££
Angel
None
Disabled Toilets
No trainers, No hoodies, Smart casual
£5,50 Cocktail Hour

Hours

Day Open Close Notes
12:00 23:00
12:00 23:30
12:00 00:00
12:00 01:00
12:00 03:00
12:00 03:00
12:00 00:00

Location

Hoxley and Porter
153 Upper Street, London, N1 1RA

Area:
North London

Nearest station:
Angel (Tube)
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Menus

Drink Prices Price
Pint of Lager £6.00
Pint of Real Ale £6.50
Bottle of Lager (330ml) £5.00
Bottle of Cider (568ml) £6.00
Cocktail £8.00
Spirit and Mixer (50ml double shot and mixer) £5.75
Glass of Wine (175ml measure Large ) £5.00
Bottle of House Wine £19.00
Bottle of Champagne £55.00
Jaeger Bomb £6.50

Menus

Cocktail Menu Download
Set Menu Download
Desserts Download
Sunday Roast Download
Tibits Bar Download


This venue serves Gastro, British and Roast Dinner food.

A word from the chef:
The modern British menu includes classics such as, pork belly, pie and other traditional dishes infused with influences from Europe and the Orient. Try their decadent roasted duck breast with caramelised onions and baby potatoes at £15.50, or their chermoula swordfish with samphire at £14.50.

Our Review

Hoxley and Porter - London Restaurant Review

Hoxley and Porter - London Restaurant Review

While most of us think of glugging warm tinnies and sweaty seats when it comes to train travel in this country, there’s a romantic side that doesn’t involve people balancing bagels on strangers’ heads at 1am in the morning. Hoxley and Porter...

Read our full Hoxley and Porter - London Restaurant Review review

Private Hire

Name Type Capacity
Seated
Capacity
Standing
Cost Min spend
Midweek*
Min spend
Weekend*
Front Area Private Room 40 £1.3k N/A
Venue Venue Hire 200 £3.5k £10k
* The minimum spends are a guideline only and vary according to the day and time of the year.

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I had my brthday celebration there last night and had about 20 guests. The service was very good and the drinks of top quality. It was also great to see that there were no hidden costs and the booking arrangements were easy to make and adapt as the circumstances changed. Would recommend it! Visited Hoxley and Porter on 2018-04-21
by on April 22nd, 2018
5

100% recommend this place! Great cocktails, lush interior and exceptional food at a very reasonable price. Will definitely be returning soon! Visited Hoxley and Porter on 2018-03-23
by on April 19th, 2018
5

The décor was lovely, although the entrance walk-way nearly put us off because of the loudness of the music. The food was good - especially the sticky toffee pudding - although the chips had probably been sitting in water for too long before being fried so were a bit soggy. But the service was terrible... Do go if you have the time but don't if you have to be somewhere afterwards... Visited Hoxley and Porter on 2018-04-10
by on April 11th, 2018
3

Its a lovely little place, unfortunately the service was very slow when we went even though it was not busy.... Visited Hoxley and Porter on 2018-04-10
by on April 11th, 2018
3

The food was good but the service was not. We ordered desserts - sticky toffee pudding, creme brûlée and sorbet. The first two desserts arrived but despite asking 3 times the sorbet never arrived. We also ordered 2 baileys lattes but what we got was 2 regular lattes with a baileys on the side which we had to divide into the coffees. We also tried to order 3 lemon cocktails but were told they didn’t have the ingredients. We will not be returning. Visited Hoxley and Porter on 2018-04-08
by on April 9th, 2018
2

The food was excellent. Best meal out ive had in a long time !Service was slow and not so great waited almost an hour for starters and 30 mins inbetween courses Visited Hoxley and Porter on 2018-04-08
by on April 9th, 2018
4

I booked a table for the Dining area and we were put in the bar area, which we weren’t given any choice about. After our main course we were asked to move to a much smaller area with a tiny table as they wanted to sit someone else, we hadn’t even ordered dessert, we didn’t move. During this time our waiter spoke to the people who wanted our table and was pointing at us (very rude). As we finished dessert he came over with the bill and card machine and leant over our table and stayed there, I had to ask him to leave as we needed to split the bill accordingly as one of our party didn’t have any alcohol. He left and brought another chair over and put it on the table and asked us to move I hadn’t even finished my drink. We felt very unwelcome and rushed. We were gutted because I’ve eaten here before and it was lovely but the staff made it our problem that they had over booked! As we walked out at around 9pm the dining room was empty! Unfortunately we were given no chance to speak to a manager about this as we were rushed out. Visited Hoxley and Porter on 2018-04-07
by on April 8th, 2018
2

Lovely meal with my friends and family for my hen party! Delicious food and staff very attentive for such a big group of us. Thank you! Visited Hoxley and Porter on 2018-04-07
by on April 8th, 2018
5

Food was as great as always, and excellent value (it’s hard to beat the price & quality of H&P in London) however service wasn’t that great, & the waitress didn’t seem aware of the menu specials/vegetarian options etc. Visited Hoxley and Porter on 2018-04-01
by on April 2nd, 2018
4

Very nice place, friendly staff and very good food for the price !! Visited Hoxley and Porter on 2018-03-27
by on March 28th, 2018
4

We were terribly disappointed by our visit to Hoxley&Porter. The decor is beautifully done and the food was good, but the service was appalling! I reserved a table for 7 and requested space for a pram, and called ahead to double check this. I also requested a dessert with candles or something special for my fiancé as the lunch was a surprise birthday party for him, but was told this could not be arranged. Despite the restaurant being empty, our table was not ready and we were squashed into a far corner with no space for the pram, due to a table being seated next to us. We waited a very long time for menus and drinks to be brought to our table, then again to order, and for dirty dishes to be taken away. Despite ordering 3 courses upon arrival, we had to request our dessert order again, and after another hour of waiting, eventually cancelled the dessert order as we had been there for over 3 hours, waiting for food to be brought out. Very disappointing as the venue has a lot of potential, but appalling service. Visited Hoxley and Porter on 2018-03-17
by on March 18th, 2018
1

Four stars for the food and price. Service was good but we arrived and we didn’t get given menus. We had to ask twice and then I realised they had actually run out. If they’d explained this it would have been absolutely fine. Despite us being late slightly for our booking the started came straight away and the mains took quite a long time (order wasn’t taken straight away due to lack of menu). Overall our waiter was great (he was French but didn’t grab his name) and I’ve been before so I know how great it is but just felt this evening it was a little bit lacking! Despite this would recommend and visit again. Visited Hoxley and Porter on 2018-03-16
by on March 17th, 2018
4

Nice atmosphere and fantastic meals. Visited Hoxley and Porter on 2018-03-09
by on March 13th, 2018
5

Really cool place, been couple of times and each time it’s been a very pleasant experience. Great barmen make best cocktails, will defo return again.
by on March 12th, 2018
5

When we first walked in, the smell of disinfectant was overwhelming. We almost walked out. Thankfully the food smell eventually took over. But our waiter had no idea what the specials were, and had zero personality. The roast was fine but not dazzling. Doubt we’ll be back. Too many other places that absolutely nail it. Visited Hoxley and Porter on 2018-03-11
by on March 12th, 2018
3

Had such a lovely evening celebrating my birthday. Staff were very friendly and provided a great service. They have a wonderful array of drinks to choose from and the bar food is delicious. I will definitely be back. Visited Hoxley and Porter on 2018-03-10
by on March 12th, 2018
5

Excellent quality price value. Service was sometimes a miss but good fun! Meat of better quality than fish - take the seafood risotto off the menu gurls! - but toasted salmon was a safe bet. Will return . Visited Hoxley and Porter on 2018-03-10
by on March 11th, 2018
4

Amazing meal and incredibly good value! Visited Hoxley and Porter on 2018-03-10
by on March 11th, 2018
5

Fantastic as always , love this place. Ambience great , staff attentive , food gorgeous. Only negative was the dessert - Eton mess cheesecake - just cream and a token of fruit . Visited Hoxley and Porter on 2018-03-06
by on March 7th, 2018
5

Good food, great cocktails, reasonable price, good service.. Visited Hoxley and Porter on 2018-03-03
by on March 4th, 2018
4

excellent food, atmosphere and service. Seafood risotto was great with plenty of seafood. Visited Hoxley and Porter on 2018-03-03
by on March 4th, 2018
5

Great staff and service. The food and cocktails are amazing, I’d definitely recommend this place to anyone Visited Hoxley and Porter on 2018-03-01
by on March 2nd, 2018
5

Had reserved a table in the restaurant - got a booth in the bar which was better! Food was lovely and good value for money! Only annoying thing was when we went to leave their wifi was down- had to wait 30mins to pay whilst they sorted it out as we didnt have enough cash as a group! Visited Hoxley and Porter on 2018-02-24
by on February 26th, 2018
4

Amazing! Food, ambience, staff Visited Hoxley and Porter on 2018-02-24
by on February 25th, 2018
5

Restaurant was far tooovercrowded - so it’s not very easy getting in and out of your seat without having to ask the person seated behind you, to move. Prawn starter was underwhelming and the smallest 3 king prawns I’ve ever seen also the aioli side was missing so it was a pretty dry dish. Time between courses too long. Chips were great as was the steak, if not a little small. Pudding was good. Card machine wasn’t working so we had to leave cash. They never came back with the change... it wasn’t a huge amount of money but it’s the principle as the service charge was already included. A very poor assumption on their part to not bring the change. A pretty disappointing evening in all. 3 stars ONLY because the wine and food was ok. Visited Hoxley and Porter on 2018-02-24
by on February 25th, 2018
3

Absolutely awful service. One meal was wrong and got sent back. By the time correct meal was brought to table, the other diners had finished their meals. Why do waiters/waitresses take orders without writing anything down?! Visited Hoxley and Porter on 2018-02-11
by on February 19th, 2018
1

We booked for Dinner, however the table service for drinks was so poor that we left after one drink and ended up having a fantastic meal with excellent service at the Pig and Butcher 10 minutes down the road. Our party of 4 arrived at different times, the first half ordered Table Service cocktails which almost didn't arrive, and the second half went straight to the bar to order where they were met with a really surly response from the barman. He seemed reluctant to serve us, even though another staff member confirmed that it was fine to order at the bar, and then was rude and sarcastic when some enquireries were made about what different flavoured liqueurs were available. When he was finally asked if they could do a Rhubarb Gin and Prosecco, he made another sarcastic comment about having never heard of that combination before which suggests the bar staff are not particularly switched on in terms of recent drinks trends! The second batch of ordered drinks arrived first, and we were met with blank stares when we asked after the first that were ordered from the table. No one offered us water, despite there being jugs at the bar, and we then got some more sass from the barman when one of the party went up themselves to get one. Finally, after one drink we decided it was time to leave, and they then proceeded to issue us the wrong bill twice, then ask what we had, and then still got the charge wrong. Finally, the woman that seemed to be overseeing everything threw a receipt at us that only contained 2 drinks and made another sarcastic comment about not being able to find our other drinks (despite us having repeated our order in full twice by this point!) What a shame that such a beautiful looking bar and restaurant is being managed by a complete bunch of morons! Visited Hoxley and Porter on 2018-02-17
by on February 19th, 2018
1

Lovely venue. Good portion size. Flavoursome food. Attentive staff but slightly slow. Pleasant evening. Visited Hoxley and Porter on 2018-02-14
by on February 15th, 2018
4

Lovely venue for a date. Warm lighting and the carrriage entrance is a nice touch. Tasty food if not terribly exciting (though I had he valentines menu which was more restrictive. Bit annoying that). Staff super lovely and attentive. Felt a tad rushed as they were ready to take plates a soon as we put the fork down. At one point saw they started bringing our next course out before we were done and then went back and stashed it somewhere for a bit. Not great but seem to impact quality of food. Look.. it’s lovely, go. Cocktail menu is good fun. Visited Hoxley and Porter on 2018-02-14
by on February 15th, 2018
4

Had a really nice evening and the food was fantastic. 100% on point and well worth a visit Visited Hoxley and Porter on 2018-02-14
by on February 15th, 2018
5

Visited Hoxley and Porter on 2018-02-03
by on February 4th, 2018
4

Good food and friendly staff set menu is reasonably priced, will visit again. Visited Hoxley and Porter on 2018-02-03
by on February 4th, 2018
4

Lovely evening, cocktails were great Visited Hoxley and Porter on 2018-02-01
by on February 2nd, 2018
5

Nice cocktails and big portions. Food was good quality and very tender meat, but it was far far too salty. Visited Hoxley and Porter on 2018-01-31
by on February 1st, 2018
3

Went here for cocktails with friends and they were delicious. Staff were friendly and helpful.
by on January 31st, 2018
4

Great decor. Horrible experience with service. Seriously horrendous.!!!!
by on January 28th, 2018
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Nice place and good food Visited Hoxley and Porter on 2018-01-14
by on January 15th, 2018
4

Good menu with just enough choice (I'm always wary of huge menus). Excellent service although they were not busy (which normally leads to indifferent attitude). Will definitely go again. Visited Hoxley and Porter on 2018-01-10
by on January 11th, 2018
4

Excellent food, wonderful decor, and lovely service. Visited Hoxley and Porter on 2018-01-09
by on January 10th, 2018
5

Good service, but average food/drink experience. Visited Hoxley and Porter on 2018-01-06
by on January 7th, 2018
2

Lovely food, good music amazing cocktails! Visited Hoxley and Porter on 2017-12-31
by on January 1st, 2018
5

I think two words is fine for a review, nice enough Visited Hoxley and Porter on 2017-12-28
by on December 29th, 2017
3

Die Bedienung war nicht sehr freundlich, der Nachtisch wurde vergessen, das Essen war jedoch von sehr guter Qualitä Visited Hoxley and Porter on 2017-12-20
by on December 22nd, 2017
2

I was a little dubious after booking as it was only then that I read the reviews - however we loved it. I'd booked it for a meal for my boyfriends birthday, we went on a Sunday night so it was quite quiet, lovely and chilled. I had the braised duck which so tender and fell apart, the boyfriend had the chicken roast which he was really impressed with. We shared a starter and a dessert. The only minor comment would be that the service was a little slow given that it was so quiet that night, we had to chase up a drinks order, but we weren't in any rush. The a la carte menu with the offer on 2 or 3 courses is a total bargain! Will definitely be going back. Visited Hoxley and Porter on 2017-12-17
by on December 18th, 2017
4

Food was good and good quality , big portion and cheap !!!, very good service and nice ambiance , not my first time visit and not the last one. Visited Hoxley and Porter on 2017-12-15
by on December 18th, 2017
5

The single vegetarian option for main course was bland and tasteless. A gluten-free chocolate brownie would have been nice. Visited Hoxley and Porter on 2017-12-14
by on December 15th, 2017
3

Food was delicious! Can't fault it atall. Nice atmosphere in the restaurant to. We pre-ordered our food for a Christmas party. Waitress was very pushy - constantly coming to the table asking if we were ready for starters. In the space of the first 30minutes of being sat at the table she asked us about 6 times if we are ready for our starters when i clearly told her we were still waiting for people and i would let her know when we were all ready. Before the starters were finished she asked if we were ready for mains and then before people had even finished eating their main courses the waitress asked if we were ready for our desserts to come out! We asked for a break after main courses and then when we told the waitress we were ready for desserts and she had an awful attitude with us as if it was such an inconvenience. It was incredibly annoying and the whole evening felt very rushed and uncomfortable. Visited Hoxley and Porter on 2017-12-14
by on December 15th, 2017
3

Lovely food and atmosphere, brilliant! Visited Hoxley and Porter on 2017-12-10
by on December 11th, 2017
5

A great experience for our xmas work do! Great space and relaxed atmosphere - the space we reserved for pre dinner drinks was perfect! Staff were efficient and flexible with all requests! Food and drinks were great and good portions! Thanks H&P for a fab time! Visited Hoxley and Porter on 2017-12-08
by on December 11th, 2017
4

Fabulous! Food was delicious, loved the fact that you offer such a varied menu. 16 clean plates at the end of the night said it all! Friendly, helpful staff - the service, food and the cocktails were all just great, thank you! Visited Hoxley and Porter on 2017-12-06
by on December 7th, 2017
5

Attentive staff, excellent food and great value for money. Visited Hoxley and Porter on 2017-12-01
by on December 2nd, 2017
5

Delicious food and great service. Recommend. Visited Hoxley and Porter on 2017-11-29
by on December 1st, 2017
5

Brilliant value for money on the set menu. Weren’t rushed to leave the table as visited on Saturday lunch time and so were able to tale our time which was great. Cocktail offers were also good value! Will definitely visit again! Visited Hoxley and Porter on 2017-11-25
by on November 26th, 2017
5

No coffee for espresso martini. Broken table. Slow service for an empty restaurant. Visited Hoxley and Porter on 2017-11-19
by on November 20th, 2017
3

I had an amazing time, trying food was great! And the hospitality tip top! Usef and the other waiters made sure that we had a marvellous time! I will definitely be going back their. The chef is brilliant cook I have no complaints. Visited Hoxley and Porter on 2017-11-18
by on November 19th, 2017
5

Despite being late for my reservation they still arrayed us to our table, very hospitable, warm and friendly service, happy to accommodate drinks to our liking, love the new lay out of the cocktail menu, definitely coming back for more drinks, only negative feedback the truffle infused Mac and cheese tasted very oily and not has Mac and cheese. Visited Hoxley and Porter on 2017-11-17
by on November 18th, 2017
4

great Christmas meal. the table was set up with bon bons and the food was incredible! highly recommend the duck starter, beef wellington main and sticky toffee pudding for dessert. they also have great cocktails during happy hour to really give you that festive cheer! Visited Hoxley and Porter on 2017-11-16
by on November 17th, 2017
5

Lovely interiors. Nice staff. Food is good but tasteless (we had lamb and salmon). Visited Hoxley and Porter on 2017-11-10
by on November 11th, 2017
3

Islington is probably one of my favorite places for a night out now and this bar is so pretty. definitely a must visit.
by on August 15th, 2017
4

I visited this bar yesterday with a date and it was absolutely lovely! Beautifully decorated inside with a relaxed and sophisticated vibe. The cocktails were delicious and the staff were friendly and attentive.. I am already looking forward to returning!
by on February 26th, 2017
5

I celebrated my 30th Birthday at Hoxley and Porter and had a great night! The staff were great, the decor and setting were lovely and overall it was a great night. Great choice of cocktails! Visited Hoxley and Porter on 2016-04-08
by on April 14th, 2016
5
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I've been visiting Angel for a LONG time and only visited this gem last night. The music, the interior, the cocktails....WOW. The place has so much to offer, can't wait to return!
by on September 4th, 2015
4

The food, cocktails, interiors, EVERYTHING. these chaps know how to run with a fantastic theme. bit of a hidden gem in Angel aswell, i'll definitely be coming back for more.
by on August 8th, 2014
5
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Sure, we had to wait a little while for cocktails but when they are as good as that, I'm prepared to do so. Its a comfy and chilled space and although we didn't eat, having glanced over at other diners food I can say I would definitely come back to try some for myself. Look out for the 'whatever doesn't kill you'
by on July 14th, 2014
5

I have to agree with Ryan, I wasn't overly impressed with the service. Lovely cocktails once they finally arrived, I can totally understand complex cocktails taking time to make especially when its busy but I only ordered a mojito and there were only a couple of people in the bar, food once arrived was not what I expected I might return for a drink but wont be eating there again any time soon. More disappointed then anything, hopefully my next visit will be better.
by on March 4th, 2014
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Booked the £45 set menu for valentines day. Arrived on time for the 8:30pm seating, girlfriend's choices of lobster and mussles were both already gone! She was very disappointed and I spent most of the evening trying to cheer her up. My starter choice was also gone, and we were then offered an apology drink free. Girlfriend's choice not available AGAIN. A plate of oysters mysteriously appeared which we never ordered. Her drink came and it was wrong. Food arrived and it was mediocre at best, certainly not justifying the price tag (£100+ all told, we usually eat very well in Soho for around £50-70 total, for £120+ I expect excellent food and service). At the end of the meal I was presented a bill for the entire amount, despite the fact I had already pre-paid for the meal. Speaking of which, why did I bother booking ahead of time through designmynight and pay a booking fee when the normal price listed was £45 anyway? I'm sure this place is fine on a normal night for a drink and maybe live music, which was the only decent thing about the evening, but the quality of the food is lacking and the service clearly couldn't handle the volume at all.
by on February 15th, 2014
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Great food - good service and the cocktails were pretty awesome too. It was a bit of a tight squeeze for a big group dining though so probably best enjoyed in smaller numbers but was very much enjoyed.
by on January 6th, 2014
4

Love this place. Really quirky feel to it and the cocktails were divine. Would recommend if you're in the area!!
by on December 13th, 2013
4

Wow sounds so cool can't wait for this place to open! Angel needs more stuff like this!
by on August 19th, 2013
4

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