REVIEW: Gigi’s Hoxton

Besi Besemar July 2, 2019

The launch of Gigi’s Hoxton was a triumphant night of live music and delicious cocktails.

TAKING over from a similar space in the same location, Gigi’s is hoping to provide an all day-restaurant coupled with a late-night music venue.

During the launch evening, I was treated to tasters of food, drinks, DJ sets and a live band. From here on out, Gigi’s will feature both DJ sets and live music regularly in the evenings. If the future live acts and DJs that are booked are similar in quality to the ones featured at the launch evening, then this will be a venue to keep an eye on. Every song played and performed had people grooving in their seats or getting up and going for it, and all on a Wednesday.

While the entertainment on offer was first class, half of Gigi’s is planned out as a restaurant and it’s clearly a focus. The canapés on offer were absolutely delicious, and although it’s not a dedicated vegetarian restaurant, the veggie and vegan options were plentiful. It is based in Hoxton after all.

The drinks and cocktails are your typical fare at a London bar. Price-wise it is completely in line with the prices of Hoxton. That’s to say it’s not the cheapest night you could have out but it’s also not ridiculous. I also haven’t seen espresso martinis on tap anywhere but here (yet).

Other than that, the atmosphere is friendly and relaxed. However, Gigi’s Hoxton is not a dedicated LGBT+ focused venue so if you’re looking for a queer night out this might not be the venue for you. But, if you are looking for a chilled hybrid of restaurant and music venue, Gigi’s Hoxton will more than hit the mark.

Gigi’s can be found at 11 Hoxton Square, N1 6NU, 020 7613 1988 usually open 12pm till late. For reservations call: 020 7613 1988