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OKN1 is coming to Hoxton's New City College

What: OKN1

In a nutshell: Hoxton professional/student restaurant

Summing it all up: This Hoxton restaurant is manned by a team of both professional and student chefs, with a view of helping new people into the hospitality business. They'll be serving up an all-day modern European menu. 

The low-down

The next restaurant from Des McDonald Associates (who most recently launched Tish in Belsize Park) is a team-up with New City College Hackney, replacing the former Open Kitchen (and open to all).

It's being designed to "connect promising student chefs with like-minded professionals and open up New City College Hackney to inspirational opportunities in the hospitality world". So they'll have some students in the team who they'll be hoping to give a boost as they enter the hospitality business. 

As for the food, it will be 

  • Flatbreads with flat-iron chicken, 24-hour onions and Marmite butter (£7)
  • Spiced squash hummus, whipped buffalo ricotta and pumpkin seed dishes (£6)
  • Suffolk bacon chop with fried egg and devilled sauce (£15)
  • Sides that include chicken-salt chips (£3) and charred broccoli with anchovy and pine nuts (£4).
  • East-End honey parfait, raspberries and toasted oats (£5)
  • Butlers gin-sour doughnuts (£4)
  • Chocolate Eton Mess sundaes.

The drink list will feature craft cocktails (including low-alcohol versions) and it sounds like it'll be a handy place for summer with a terrace that overlooks the college gardens. 


More about OKN1

Where is it? 40 Hoxton St, Hackney, London N1 6LR

When does it open? 19 June 2019

Launch info: Soft launch 19-30 June, 50% off food (eat-in only)

Find out more: Visit their website or follow them on Twitter @OKN1Hoxton.


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