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REVIEW: Smokey Tails, Hoxton

REVIEW: Smokey Tails, Hoxton

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What? ‘World-famous mega-star DJ’ and ‘secret-sauce-recipe beholder’ Seth Troxler lords over this intimidatingly trendy Shoreditch spot (Hoxton Square – where else?), dishing out beats and eats. It’s almost *too* cool – until you taste the food.

Why go? We can’t emphasise enough how damn good their fried chicken is. They flew in Seth’s grandmother (Grandma T, as she’s known on the menu) and managed to persuade her to hand it over – think crunchy, golden skin and high quality meat. So good, we returned three days after our initial visit and ordered it again.

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The fizzing line up of hot new acts will tempt any music lover come nightfall, thumping beats from the DJ booth turning up the tempo at weekends. Brunch time, chilled hangover vibes unite customers and staff – follow their emphatic recommendations of the breakfast muffin with an egg, sausage patty, rubbed bacon, Monterey Jack cheese and BBQ sauce.

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Nothing could tempt us away from the crunchy brioche french toast with fried chicken, bacon and maple syrup, but we’re still thinking about the beef brisket hash with horseradish and land cress that sailed past our heads to another table.

How much? We reckon this is seriously great value for money – especially for the area. Breakfast buns are £7.50 (and f*cking delicious), avocado and poached eggs on sourdough is just over a fiver, and (slightly) healthier peanut butter and hazlenut granola, yoghurt and agave syrup starts from £3. Smaller meat plates begin at £5.50 (but we’ll be back to try the miso aubergine, smoked tofu & aubergine puree) and sides likes smoked lambs belly croquettes are £3.50.

Where: Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen, 2-4 Hoxton Square, London, N16NU


Amy Everett is FashionBite's food and travel editor, she also writes for national newspapers and magazines including the Guardian Travel, Stylist, Shortlist, Red, Cosmopolitan and more.

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