Andy H.

Dining Carriage

at Hoxley and Porter

London, N1 1R… show map
Highbury & Islington Station (700 yd)

About this room

Step into Hoxley and Porter’s perfectly preserved Dining Carriage and experience transports of culinary delight.

Seating up to 34 and bookable for lunches or dinners (last booking 9.30pm), our restaurant treats you and your fellow travellers to just what the seasoned palate craves – timeless tastes of home, enriched and enlivened by splashes of culinary colour from Europe, the Orient and beyond.

Where better to enjoy one for the road before you make tracks than amid the splendour of the Dining Carriage – bookable for any time after dinner is over (11pm) till 1am.




up to 40



up to 34

Starting prices

Package Per Person - Just pay a fixed price per person


12:00 - 23:00

from £50 Per session

*All guide prices are inclusive of VAT

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In-house catering

Allows external catering

Approved caterers only

BYO alcohol allowed

Can provide alcohol

Kitchen facilities available

Can provide halal

Can provide kosher

Complimentary water

Extensive vegan menu

Extensive gluten-free menu

Complimentary tea and coffee

Buyout fee for external catering


Alcohol licence until 23:00

Temporary event notices (TENs) available

Room features

Wi-Fi Wi-Fi

Projector Projector

Audiovisual (AV) equipment Audiovisual (AV) equipment

Air conditioning Air conditioning

Flatscreen TV



Conference call facilities

Natural light

Disabled access

Storage space

Accommodation available

Parking available

Who are Hoxley & Porter? You won’t find them pulling pints, but a squint at the website suggests a back story about one of them being a Victorian explorer. For this is another theme bar on Upper Street. Not mock Mexican, cod Cuban or faux-Oirish this time, but one that hangs on to the petticoats of the 19th-century colonial explorer look.

So there are potted palms, uniformed staff, patterned wallpaper, vintage lighting. A long restaurant area at the front is intended to evoke an upper-class dining carriage, which serves the period dishes such as devilled liver on toast as well as the more modern-sounding barley and mushroom risotto with pecorino, or chocolate crème brûlée with popping candy.

What makes H & P worth a trip back to the age of steam, however, are the cocktails, which look to the West Indies for inspiration. All are served in striking cut glasses, all are strong, suave and precise.

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