The Hoxton Apprentice

About The Hoxton Apprentice

Like the idea of doing good just by eating out? Much like Jamie Oliver’s Fifteen round the corner, the Hoxton Apprentice is a charitable venture that trains the local community's long-term unemployed. There's nothing worthy, mind you, about the décor -a sexy, modern dining space set over two floors of a high-vaulted former primary school. The food, too, is simple, and easy on the pocket. A pleasing menu of European favourites is split into small and large (you choose whether to have a dish as a starter or a main) servings of 'bowls / breads' (including baba ganoush), 'colds' (bruschetta of the day), 'hots' (fillet of beef with dark ale jus, roast pumpkin and roast plum tomatoes), and tasty sides. Good brunch and roasts. There’s a nice little pavement terrace for sunny afternoons, and service is really friendly.

Full a la carte


White onion soup, with caramel of new season garlic - £4.95
Potted Brixham crab and shrimps, cottage cheese and dill bread - £5.75
Risotto of smoked salmon, crème fraiche and salad of coriander cress - £5.90
Green & white English asparagus, with a warm poached egg & grain mustard - £5.90
Sauteed Organic chicken livers macerated grapes & warm potato bellini - £6

Penne pasta with cured ham, feta cheese and basil oil - £4.95
Open lasagne of halloumi cheese and pickled mushrooms - £4.95
Summer salad with devonshire crab, roasted red peppers, baby artichokes and lemon oil - £6

Main Course

New season Welsh rump of lamb, with a beetroot and herb crust and basil
marinated vegetables - £16.50
Steamed sea bream, cockle vinaigrette citrus beurre blanc - £15.95
Roast rib eye of Welsh beef, slow cooked shallots, berlotti beans, date and apricot jus - £17.25
Pan-fried salmon, pea puree, pea shoots, lemon potatoes and vanilla oil - £14.95
Tenderloin of pork, poached in marjoram milk, garlic mash and summer greens - £12.95
Tomato arborio rice, with wild asparagus and garnished with tomato popcorn - £9.80


All Large:
- Hoxton ice creams 5.00
- Red wine poached pears with vanilla ice cream 5.00
- Torta Caprese - Chocolate & almond torte 5.00
- Vanilla pannacotta & red berry compote 5.00
- Selection of cheeses with quince & orange membrillo 5.50
- Biscotti served with a glass of Vin Santo 7.50

Additional Information


16 Hoxton Square, N1 6NT

Nearest tube:

Old Street
Available Tuesday to Saturday 12pm-11pm, and Sunday, 12pm-10.00pm

The Hoxton Apprentice offers a flexible menu of restaurant favourites which are available in small or large portions. Share several between you ’tapas’ style, have sausage and mash as a starter, or three courses - it’s up to you.

Average Price:

£25-£34 / €35-€49

Opening times:

Tue - Sat 12pm - 11pm
Sun 12pm - 10pm
Closed Mondays

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