Wednesday 14 August 2013

Pip's Dish Kitchen Table, Hoxton Square, N1

Having closed closed the garage door in Islington, Philip & Mary of Pip's Dish have relocated to start an exciting new venture in the heart of Hoxton. This time, they've collaborated with Plain English (purveyors of rather lovely bespoke kitchens) and have set up an excellent lunch time establishment downstairs at 41 Hoxton Square where they've made full use of one of the kitchen showrooms, transforming it into an intimate dining club. This is a brilliant idea and an ideal way to promote the stunning kitchens on offer whilst showing off their culinary expertise.

Pip's Dish offers a homely, relaxed and informal dining experience, a bit like going round to your friend's house (if your friends are lucky enough to have a kitchen as swanky as this, that is). Lunch is served in the open-plan kitchen with random diners gathering around the communal kitchen table, engaging in casual banter with one another, whilst Mary and her lovely assistant quietly busy themselves in the background, choppinging parsley, dicing tomatoes and topping up your wine glass.

I met a friend for lunch there last week and it was such a lovely, relaxing afternoon. Even baby Elliott came along for his first ever blogging expedition and seemed very happy mingling with the other diners. Despite being situated in the basement, the sun streams through the pot-plant lined stairwell, creating a lovely bright space. We were met with a warm welcome and a glass of vino, then found a pew at the table before tucking into a delicious 3 course lunch. And all for a very reasonable £20 per head.


Roasted Sardines with a Sweet Onion, Tomato & Potato Stew

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Feta & Courgette Filo Tart with a Baby Leaf Salad

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Baked Peaches with Chantilly Cream & Almond Brittle

Pip's Dish Lunch Club is open every Wednesday to Friday (bookings only), but if you fancy hosting a private dinner party of up to 10 guests (Mon - Thur) or a Saturday lunch gathering, just check the Pip's Dish website for more info, or give Pip and Mary a call to discuss. They're very friendly and will be happy to accommodate.

Even the loo is lovely. Once you've pampered your hands with gorgeous Aesop toiletries, take a peek in the cupboard saying 'Open Me', which reveals a selection of Pip's special treasures. This really is a great venue and as everyone knows, all the best parties take place in the kitchen!

Pip's Dish
41 Hoxton Square
N1 6PB
07503 293 438
(entry via the shop)

Wed - Fri lunch time 12pm - 3pm (bookings only)
£20 for a 3 course lunch including a glass of wine!
Also available for private parties

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