Tucked away in Hoxton Market lies Chriskitch Hoxton, a hidden diamond in the rough brought to East London by Chris Honor. After an amazing meal, we met the man behind the magic.
Chris’s passion for food can be seen in every aspect of his beautiful cuisine. After an illustrious career spanning the kitchens of the Burj Al Arab to the Dorchester, he started Chriskitch with the vision to create dishes that excited all of the senses. “We feel food.” He explains, “Not just in your mouth, but you hear it as well as seeing and tasting….we are creating combinations that contrast in texture, in the purest way possible, and at reasonable prices.”
The food is certainly unique in its composition. The signature dish, a champagne-poached oyster with truffle and scrambled egg, arrives on a bed of salt. Accompanied by a glass of bubbly, the combination of flavours positively zing.
As Chris explains: “I want the experience of the food to be long lasting and memorable. I want guests to walk out and still be talking about their meal to their friends a week after they came in”
Every course is presented as to allow the food to speak for itself, with interiors that echo this philosophy. Reckon the classic stripped-back Shoreditch interior is getting old? Chriskitch has completely reinvented it. While the plates feature smoked oak and rough, shell-like ceramics, the table tops are made from potato starch, and the chairs from soft leather. “The design ethos of the space leaves the base raw and stripped back, with painted breeze block walls and concrete floors, yet the parts that you actually interact with always have that connection with food.” says Chris. The kitchen and his cooking process is also completely on show, meaning that this naked interaction is present from the moment you sit down, to the moment you leave.
A beautiful setting, with food that we are still raving about, Chriskitch is definitely one restaurant you definitely do not want to miss out on.