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Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen

2-4 Hoxton Square, London N1 6NU, England
+44 20 7613 0709
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Too smoky bar and kitchen

Went for a drink and a snack. Staff not over friendly. Very crowded. It was full of smokers... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
via mobile
Great place to eat and pondor

Had late breakfast at the Hoxton with Leila as my hostess. Great food and service. It was a good... read more

Reviewed 7 July 2017
Peter H
via mobile
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One of the Hoxton originals, Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen has seen plenty of action since first opening its doors in 2001 and remains as vital to the scene as ever. With a grassroots approach to programming up and coming live talent the venue's eagle eared bookers have paved the way for some goose-bump inducing performances over the years in the 300 capacity live room. The list of bands that have played here is a fantasy festival line up if ever we saw one, with bands sharing fond tales on the touring circuit perhaps part explaining the venue being so well revered outside, as well as inside, London. Live acts that have previously played include: Azealia Banks // Ben Howard // Brody Dalle // CSS // Django Django // Don Broco // Dum Dum Girls // Example // Fleet Foxes // Florence + The Machine // Foals // Foxes // Girls // Grimes // Jack Savoretti // Janelle Monae // Japandroids // Jessie J // Laura Marling // Lianne La Havas // Local Natives // Major Lazer // Marina & The Diamonds // Miles Kane // Mogwai // Mumford & Sons // Noah & The Whale // Rita Ora // Savages // SBTRKT // The Bravery // The Hives // Tim Burgess // Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs // Vampire Weekend // Vivian Girls // Wavves // White Lies // Willy Mason
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  • Very good20%
  • Average24%
  • Poor13%
  • Terrible30%
11 Jun 2017
“High entrance fee for an average bar”
27 Apr 2017
“Cocktails, food and Dan Owen”
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Hours Today: 17:00 - 01:00
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
2-4 Hoxton Square, London N1 6NU, England
+44 20 7613 0709
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Went for a drink and a snack. Staff not over friendly. Very crowded. It was full of smokers outside. Not wanting my clothes to smell or inhale other people's cigarettes, we drank up quickly and left. Won't be going back!

Thank LondonToots
Reviewed 7 July 2017 via mobile

Had late breakfast at the Hoxton with Leila as my hostess. Great food and service. It was a good place to sit with my laptop and get things done. Thank You!

Thank Peter H
Reviewed 11 June 2017

We went to this place having it recommended by a friend. We had to pay 7£ entrance and didn't think that was too much at first. Once in the bar, the music was quite average and the drink prices enormously overpriced. There are several floors...More

Thank lancelotd669
Reviewed 20 May 2017 via mobile

We went last night for food and cocktails. The cocktails were buy two of the same get one free. Asking for nachos as on the menu after a minute with the barman radioing the kitchen we were told the menu had changed. No nachos available....More

Thank madphysio
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Reviewed 28 April 2017 via mobile

We went to see Dan Owen at Hoxton Square & he was fantastic. Great little venue at the back of the bar. Support act was amazing too m(Deyyees)! We had dinner and drinks before. Food was ok - they brought meaty Nachos when we'd ordered...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 8 April 2017

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

Thank Keith B
Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

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 visitingMore

Thank cgib2002
John O, General Manager at Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 7 January 2017

Hi there, Sorry to hear your experience wasn't as expected, we work hard to provide a fun, attractive environment for our customers so I'd love to get a bit more feedback on this. Our staff are trained to provide high quality drinks for every serve,...More

Reviewed 20 December 2016

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...More

Thank tej277
Gemma G, General Manager at Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 29 December 2016

Hi there, Thanks for visiting us again recently, we welcome feedback both positive and negative from our customers and I'm really sorry to hear your experience wasn't as expected. The night in question was a particularly club-led event, but we have a varied programme of...More

Reviewed 14 December 2016

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...More

Thank Dan W
Reviewed 22 August 2016

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...More

Thank Heather A
Gemma G, General Manager at Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 24 August 2016

Hi Heather - Thanks for the honest review, I will speak to the attendant this weekend and raise the above issue you describe - you should not be charged for the paper and it concerns me that you were. The gents toilets are always busy...More

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