Hodgepodge

4.5
59 reviews
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£25 and under
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Contemporary British
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  • Creative Cuisine
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  • Neighbourhood Gem
At Hodgepodge we create a set four course tasting menu of classic British cooking.
The menu reflects the seasons and incorporates seasons past with ferments and preserves.
What 59 People Are Saying
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London
3 reviews
Dined on 24 July 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Like others - arrived for reservation to find the shutters down and the place completely closed. Tried calling without success and they've haven't responded to my email. I assume they've closed down but absolutely appalling for neither the restaurant nor OpenTable to let people know before they show up for reservations!

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 4 July 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

It was closed!! Shutters down with no explaination!
Why is opentable confirming bookings?? Do you not communicate with the restaurant for confirmation?

WP
1 review
Dined on 19 June 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Made a booking for my birthday to celebrate with a few friends. Table booked for 8:15pm on a Wednesday evening. Turned up at 8:10pm to find the place completely closed. Shutters down and no sign of life! Called the phone number a few times but no answer. Still now nobody has got back to me to explain the situation. From someone who works in the hospitality industry I find this exceptionally poor practice.

IM
London
1 review
Dined on 18 June 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

It was completely closed up! No one there and no food, drink or anything else. Went elsewhere

DR
London
1 review
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food and wine were delicious and well chosen. The bread was particularly good, and there was a really nice balance between the different courses. The ice cream and jelly dessert was great too. I’d recommend visiting Hodgepodge.

CS
London
1 review
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excelent restaurant. Chantal was brilliant, she knows what customer service mean. Their testing.menu was fa bu lous and the pairing wines perfect. We will definitely go back soon
Well done Hodge Podge team

CB
London
1 review
Dined on 2 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous tasting menu. Takes away the effort of needing to choose. Will be back soon.

J
London
2 reviews
Dined on 12 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and excellent service. Will definitely be back.

s
London
22 reviews
Dined on 4 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

This is a lovely neighbourhood gem with beautiful, creative food. We tried a number of the dishes and they were all great. The pork and beans starter in particular was wonderful. Will definitely be back!

KW
London
1 review
Dined on 28 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The most extraordinarily delicious meal ..depth and interest to every dish. 4 v satisfied customers.

J
London
4 reviews
Dined on 20 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely setting, very friendly staff. Tasting menu was fantastic - and brilliant value at £29 pp. Good sized portions too.

Would highly recommend!

Hodgepodge
Responded on 22 March 2019

Hi Jim, Thank you for your review. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Simon & Chantal

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OT
London
5 reviews
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic find. Will be back!

MS
London
4 reviews
Dined on 5 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Lovely local restaurant with fine dining standards. Impeccable and friendly service. The food was delicious. Will definitely revisit and recommend.

SM
London
3 reviews
Dined on 23 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Delicious food that's really pushing the boundaries of food. In a quiet spot and not too busy, which is a shame as it's great.

BD
London
1 review
Dined on 19 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dining at hodgepodge was a wonderful experience! The food was comforting yet experimental from the tuna and prawn toast and pork cheek to the goat and duck to the marathon choux. Simon (the cook) and Chantal/Chantelle (the sommelier) were a perfect combination delivering jaw droppingly amazing food and drink and providing a homely atmosphere to dine at. It was well worth the trip : )

c
1 review
Dined on 9 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sensational food! Charming staff. Would highly reccommend.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really nice dinning experience!

H
London
2 reviews
Dined on 18 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything is full of the most exquisite flavours. The dishes are imaginative and sometimes surprising, but always worth having. The wine list is similarly eclectic, and the team who run it are friendly and dedicated to their craft.

A
London
3 reviews
Dined on 15 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

My 2nd time at this wonderful neighbourhood restaurant and the Christmas set menu didn't disappoint. Food is innovative and of great quality. Service is wonderful.

s
London
1 review
Dined on 14 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Really beautifully created inventive (but not silly) well presented food, charmingly served. What more could you ask for. Good value too

AD
London
3 reviews
Dined on 8 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Interesting and inventive food. Served with care and enthusiasm.

A
London
19 reviews
Dined on 8 December 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 2

Tasty and interesting good. If you want something different check it out.

However the whole restaurant was smokey to the point it was uncomfortable. The waitress didn't care when I told her

t
London
15 reviews
Dined on 1 December 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Unusual and delicious food, served with relaxed confidence and knowledge. Extremely good value even though the winelist moves quickly upwards. Hard to pick from our dishes but we all agreed the dessert was a stunning conclusion, a complex chocolate confection like nothing I have tasted before.

Go..make sure the place thrives: it brings something special to the area.

R
London
2 reviews
Dined on 24 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a find! Highly recommend this North London gem. Fabulous front of house, delightful food and wine. Everything we ate was polished off, absolutely no complaints - about anything. We'll be back.

MP
London
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Delightful restaurant. Inspired cooking of excellent ingredients, including guinea fowl, which can be dry. The Japanese style pasta was full of depth and flavour, a winner for this vegetarian.

HD
1 review
Dined on 20 October 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Really creative and inventive menu. The food was great, amazing flavours and so much thought had gone into the menu. Great service and very reasonable prices, will definitely be back

k
London
4 reviews
Dined on 13 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Interesting and unusual menu, everything was delicious. Lovely server. Wonderful wine list. I highly recommend Hodge Podge.

OT
London
25 reviews
Dined on 7 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brunch has a new hotspot! Really good food!

LL
London
16 reviews
Dined on 29 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Gorgeous food from a talented chef. Amazing service from knowledgeable front of house. Really original. Incredible quality. Couldn't recommend more.

OT
London
25 reviews
Dined on 14 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Simply the best!

EN
London
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really fresh and delicious, creative cooking. Loved the “natural” wine too.
Service is a second to none by the lovely and very knowledgeable Chantal.
Highly recommend

OY
London
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Tasty, imaginitave food and really personal service. Will definitely be going back!

CB
London
8 reviews
Dined on 17 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This is a total gem! Gorgeous seasonal food beautifully cooked. The staff were passionate about what they were serving and how our experience was. We are we will definitely be back. Dazzling food that won't demolish your wallet.

c
London
16 reviews
Dined on 1 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food. Very different. Service exceptional. And the food was wonderful.

C
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2018
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 1

We had a frustrating meal at Hodge Podge. There is no denying the quality of the food - all was delicious and creative, with the exception of the chips and cheese my partner had which he found far too heavy and didn't enjoy at all. However sadly the restaurant is lacking on a few fronts. It's far too light and stark, and the restaurant had only a few people in when we were there on a Friday so the combination of the two things meant there was no atmosphere at all. Similarly the wine list, whilst creative and unusual, is very expensive. We also found the service to be slow and inattentive, which seemed poor especially when the restaurant was quite empty. The bill came to £130 for two starters, two mains and a bottle of wine - we've paid similar amounts for fantastic, special meals in London which ticked all the boxes, so sadly did leave feeling a bit cheated and disappointed after this one.

JS
London
44 reviews
Dined on 30 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Hodge Podge is a great local restaurant. I’ve been twice and had the same meals as I liked them so much. Fairly limited menu but everything they do, they do well with attention to detail. Friendly staff and good prices considering the quality and presentation of the food.

P
London
3 reviews
Dined on 30 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Left the restaurant wishing I any any idea of the recipes for all the dishes I ate. Very minimalist menu but offering such a vast choice of flavours. Minimalist furnishings keep the place casual and focused on the food, rather than pomp.

NH
1 review
Dined on 29 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Fabulous we will be back!
loved the creativity in the dishes and the flavours are divine!

OT
1 review
Dined on 8 June 2018
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 3

We booked for late night which in retrospect was a mistake. We should have realised. The dishes we would have chosen were off the menu. Unfortunately, what we did eat was odd, partly hot and very overcooked. Also the wine wasn't very nice. A shame, as we had been looking forward and it is an unusual concept, but it didn't quite work for us, sorry.

GR
London
1 review
Dined on 1 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We loved this local neighbourhood restaurant - a real hidden gem that I'd urge anyone living in the Finsbury Park/Crouch End area to visit, or to make the trip from further afield.
The food is inventive, beautifully presented and seasonal, with great size portions that don't leave you feeling short-changed. I had a massive slab of rib of beef, extremely tender due to being cooked sous vide, but finished on the grill so not lacking in flavour. Also great wine list and cocktails.

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