There are very few things I love more than a Sunday roast. The thing is, when you travel further than your own front door to find one, the world and his wife seems to think that they can offer up something edible. But it’s more than just meat and two veg, it’s about finding the right combination and most importantly crispy roast potatoes. It’s a fine balancing act and not everyone can pass it off, and I have to say I’m a traditionalist at heart when it comes to what’s served up on the plate. That’s why the roast dinner at 100 Hoxton took me by surprise.
I mean, how could you resist this plate of awesome?! This is rib of roast beef on wasabi pepper sauce with kale, mini Yorkshire puddings and a bowl of crushed parsnips and potatoes. Now the roast potato is sacred foodstuff, and ordinarily the thought of having chilli and coriander anywhere near them would make me reach for a stiff drink to calm my nerves, but you can’t deny delicious food when it works so well!
I mopped up every single piece of food on my plate and washed it down with passionfruit, orange and apple juice, while my friend treated herself to a lunchtime cocktail. The atmosphere was like a cafe, and I wasn’t expecting the food to be of such a high standard with this in mind. There was a steady stream of punters throughout the two hours we were sat down, all taking advantage of the roast dinners in the unlikely sunshine of the weekend. I could have easily walked past this place without a second glance but that is definitely to its advantage; 100 Hoxton is to be heard about on the grapevine and embraced by those who will appreciate it. It’s a bit of a secret, but I like that.