Food & Drink

Big steaks and back fat on Hoxton Square

With a name inspired by either a Depeche Mode song or the freaky bedroom stuff people do while listening to Depeche Mode, M&S's Hoxton hang boasts NY-style exposed brickwork & distressed oak floors, with a kitchen run by a chef fresh from stints at St. John & Hix Soho.

The menu changes daily for both lunch and dinner, and'll see regulars like small-plate devilled duck hearts, or back fat on toast, with larger stuff coming courtesy of their "Heath Robinson charcoal grill and spit" (as in spitroast, not, like, an appalling culinary practice by Heath), which will scorch huge Hereford porterhouse steaks for two & crab claws to be dipped in chipotle mayo.

The drinks are all tended to by next-door boozer Happiness Forgets, who're mixing all-new cocktails such as the Nolitan (sherry & ginseng liqueur), and the Ceasar, whose vodka, smoked chilli & tomato juice you Just Can't Get Enough of.