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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
£7 Cocktail Hour £5 cocktails from our Signature pages. 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


No Door Charge
No queues normally
Happily Affordable ££
Disabled Toilets
No trainers, No hoodies, Smart casual
£7 Cocktail Hour


Day Open Close Notes
12:00 23:00
12:00 23:30
12:00 00:00
12:00 01:00
12:00 02:30
12:00 02:30
12:00 23:00


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

North London

Nearest station:
Angel (Tube)
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Drink Prices Price
Pint of Lager £4.60
Pint of Real Ale £4.20
Bottle of Lager (330ml) £4.20
Cocktail £8.50
Glass of Wine (175ml measure Large ) £4.75
Bottle of House Wine £17.00
Bottle of Champagne £70.00


Cocktail Menu Download
Set Menu Download
Sunday roast Download
Bar Titbits 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 & Porter - Restaurant Bar Review

Hoxley & Porter - Restaurant Bar Review

While a train journey from Cape Town to Cairo may have landed Master Hoxley with a jubilant jewel and an infamous disappearance, a stroll down the road in Islington and a three course meal landed me in none other than unadulterated colonial bliss....

Read our full Hoxley & Porter - Restaurant Bar Review review

Private Hire

Name Type Capacity
Cost Min spend
Min spend
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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Nice place and good food Visited Hoxley and Porter on 2018-01-14
by on January 15th, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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
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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

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
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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

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
1 person(s) found this helpful

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

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

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

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