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Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen

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  • Photo of Keith B
    5 months ago
    Great to be in London on a friday evening again, the sounds the people and amazing gin and tonics with friends and family. Never cheap in London but for experience and culture great value for money
  • Photo of cgib2002
    9 months ago
    Whatever happened to this bar??? This was an excellent bar with great staff and cool decor not so long ago Now it looks like the interior of a bad caravan Drinks were not even drinkable Flat beer tasting stale etc Not worth visiting
  • Photo of tej277
    9 months ago
    I came to this restaurant/ bar years ago and had great time with friends. Decent food and playlist, joyful. Just revisited last weekend and regretted a lot. It is not a restaurant/ bar anymore, they had better change the signage as it is misleading. It is a club from 8pm onwards until early morning with uncomfortably loud music and very poor quality guests (irresponsibly drinking with no good manners). What you present as a venue is what you get as guests and sorry to see that this place lowered the quality of entertainment in Hoxton Square.
  • Photo of Dan W
    9 months ago
    We had a film shoot booked at a rival bar on Hoxton Square last night and the jobs worth manager there refused us at the 11th hour despite having previously agreed it on the phone and in person. The staff at HSBK happily let us take photos in the stage area and bar and were very helpful. This bar is the new East end base of Hellsinki-V.
  • Photo of Heather A
    a year ago
    I can't make up my mind about this place! We popped in here for a couple of drinks with friends before they were moving on to a club. The atmosphere seemed good, the music was great and the drinks seemed fine (we were all on beers, wines and general spirits so I can't comment on the cocktails or food). The only time things turned a bit for me was in the bathroom. The atmosphere around the bathrooms was different, there were an awful lot of men coming and going and I wasn't sure if something was happening in the mens room. Anyway, it was quite intimidating to get in and out of the ladies as a result. Also in the ladies the attendant was quite rude. I didn't want any of the perfumes / creams etc that she had but I did take a square of paper to dry my hands. As I went to walk away she fairly aggressively told me I had to give her £1. The most expensive piece of paper towel ever! All in the evening was mostly good and we were only here for an hour, but the bathroom situation made me uncomfortable and we left after that.
  • Photo of Weemer1
    a year ago
    Popped in for dinner while visiting London on a business trip. On first look, the menu was short, I was rather regretting coming in and thinking I'd go elsewhere, but my word i'm glad I stayed. I had the joyful experience of the buffalo wing burger. I have a life-long love affair with buffalo wings, never have I had them de-boned and put in a burger bun. It was simply amazing. Nothing else needs to be said.
  • Photo of Daniel j
    a year ago
    I was here recently with friends from Sweden, Paris, L.A and Denmark. I had been here before and had a good time and thought it'd be a great place to take my friends from out of town. During the night I was approached by four bouncers and asked to leave as I'd apparently threatened a member of staff. I was completely innocent in the matter and managed to convince the bouncer to ask the member of staff to once again point me out. The barman said that it was no me who had threatened him. The bouncer apologised however I was still removed from the premises. Utter joke!
  • Photo of sharnz1
    a year ago
    Perfect space for an intimate small gig. Really enjoyed myself and the atmosphere here. The bar area was busy for a Thursday eve but we managed to find a space and have a few drinks. Reasonably priced. Only downfall...stay clear of the cocktails. No fancy presentation! Literally just a spirit and mixer in a glass with ice. Great evening!
  • Photo of Meg B
    2 years ago
    I came here last night for the Lights gig on the 16th of March 2016. I would have no problems giving this place a 4 star if it wasn't for the horrible bar woman who was serving in the stage area. She was very miserable, slamming the till, miserable face, very unhelpful. No matter how nice people were to her she gave the same attitude to every single customer. It's a real shame because its such a great venue for a small gig and the atmosphere was good but the staff really let the place down so I couldn't rate it highly, the bar woman was one of the first people I saw and she instantly put me in a bad mood for the night - no need to be that uninviting and rude to customers.
  • Photo of antonis m
    2 years ago
    Rude manager and awful hospitality... its a pity cause the place is actually nice for an after work pint if they had any proper beers on tab that is
  • Photo of Quinox
    2 years ago
    I came here for a gig and had a voucher for food. The bar staff weren't overly helpful but the pizza area staff were better. After being told they don't serve the food on the voucher, we ordered pizza. The staff were polite and friendly, and the pizza wasn't bad at all. Selection wasn't huge, but was OK as long as you like pizza!
  • Photo of Albaldo
    2 years ago
    Gets away with being poor because of it's amazing location, there's no wonder places like this survive. The bloke next to me said to the staff his drinks were flat, the staff didn't believe him and were rude. Then when I came to ordering, i had the same problem. Luckily the guy serving me was nice about it, so I got a bottle instead. £4 for a bottle is a joke. So I sat down, the music BLASTED on making everyone jump. Music stayed a similar level so i couldn't hear what I was saying. Is this place a bar or a restaurant, it needs to make it's mind up. Nobody would want to sit through that. Came for a gig, the venue is actually really good but I was sipping tap water in the end because everything was overpriced. Avoid
  • Photo of Emma F
    2 years ago
    Staff who have more attitude than Kate Moss - but not the looks. Shame. Rude & unwelcoming, took ages to get served and when food was finally delivered we were given the wrong order. Seems like its run by a load of uni students. Will not be going back .
  • Photo of sarah d
    2 years ago
    Attended this absolute crap hole last night for a show Ordered a tonne of pizza and drinks with our friends - the staff could NOT have been less helpful and ruder if they tried. After being delivered a WRONG pizza for 10 minutes we began eating what we were given, to then be told 'dont eat a pizza if its not yours in future' - despite the fact the waitress was the one who made the mistake.. Then went to complain, was threatened to be 'thrown out' by security for making a complaint about rude staff and that we 'weren't welcome'. We were in a group with family members and parents, great way to treat your customers. Don't waste your time going to this place, you'll get better service in McDonalds.
  • Photo of Marcello M
    2 years ago
    The bouncer started to make racist jokes on us and then decided we could get in because we didn't laugh at his idiotic jokes. As a cherry on top he flashed his penis to my girlfriend. Picture attached
  • Photo of Chris Y
    2 years ago
    As a music venue then this place is a gem; small and friendly. Before the gig we each had a pizza and enjoyed them very much. Unfortunately the first two beers I chose from the menu were unavailable. The bit I didn't like, and it's not limited to the Hoxton Square Bar, is the gratuitous music played in the bar area. It's too loud and completely unnecessary. Most of the people there were in groups who just wanted to chat and laugh but the music means that they have to shout to be heard. Everyone ends up shouting until the noise is unbearable.
  • Photo of sweetheart55
    2 years ago
    Visited this venue on Saturday, listened to great DJ (ODIN?) playing great selection of music till the early hours. The food was average but more than made up for by the vibe. I think Odin is there on last Saturday of each month if not more often. Will definitely return.
  • Photo of Bobbie182
    2 years ago
    For the decor and live music 5 stars. It was the food and service that brought it down, for which I would give 0. We went for a gig but with a voucher for food, firstly the way the staff welcomed us you would think we had gate crashed a wedding. We produced our voucher immediately to ensure it was the correct menu we ordered from and were given one with only burgers on it. (Chicken, beef or veggie). I asked about the burrito clearly named in the voucher and was told they only have burgers. Oh, and chips, sauces, and ANY tiny extra cost extra. And being Hoxton it's a lot extra. We ordered 2 beef burgers and 1 chicken burger to which the waitresses response was 'I told you we only have burgers'. Realising she thought the only type of burger is beef, we made it 3 beef. Thankfully none of us are vegetarian. 20 minutes later they arrived. Despite the very limited menu they managed to get 2 of the 3 orders wrong. I was left to eat mine alone to save it going cold in the 15 minutes it took them to rectify. The staff were so rude I deducted the tip from the bill (it comes already added) which it takes a lot for me to do. I'd go again for the bar, but never the kitchen.
  • Photo of John C
    2 years ago
    Came with friends for a gig. Gig ticket included discount voucher for food. The man serving us seemed to consider this an imposition. Plonked at a table without menus for ages, staff incredibly inattentive. Friend who joined us later got so fed up of trying and failing to order some chips that she just gave up.
  • Photo of Daniel S
    3 years ago
    Friends I came here for a gig and some dinner/drinks. I completely recommend this place; we loved the food, loved the drinks and the gig venue was intimate and atmospheric. Horton Square Bar and Kitchen is just my kind of place; understated, chilled out and cavenous. The spaces are big and open; the bar is long enough to easily find a place, and the dining area is flexible so that whether there are 2 or 8 of you, you can sort out a decent table arrangement. There are posters and flyers of gigs past and present, and the staff are friendly. The food was great; I had a chicken burrito-type thing, and it was sublime; some of the best Mexican food I've had. The menu is slightly limited, and if you don't like mexican or meat, you're likely to feel a bit cornered. But I do like mexican....and meat, so I was well at home. The gig venue was a great space; a decent size stage at one end and a bar at the other. The sound was good; not too loud for the space but loud enough that there was buzz. Definitely check it out if you're in the area...hell, even make a special visit for a gig. Highly recommended.

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