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OKN1, London,

OKN1

4.6
4.6
36 Reviews
£25 and under
Modern European
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2 people

19:00


Booked 2 times today

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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    £25 and under
  • Cuisines
    Modern European, Contemporary British, International
  • Hours of Operation
    Tue–Fri 12:00–14:00 Thu–Sat 18:00–22:00
  • Phone number
    020 7613 9590
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Area
    Hackney
  • Parking Details
    None
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cafe, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 36 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.7Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • London

    Best Value

  • East London

    Best Value

  • East London

    Child-friendly

  • East London

    Great for outdoor dining

36 Reviews
  1. CliveH

    London

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    This was a Thursday night student take-over - a 9 course sharing menu (£35) with, if you wanted it, a 6 variety drink pairing (extra £49… 4 wines, special coffee and a Negroni). Both food and drinks were excellent - it wasn’t until around course 5 that we realised the whole meal was vegetarian! Being an active teaching/workplace learning environment things may not always run smoothly, but we all had to learn our own skills once upon a time and this all adds to the charm and character of the experience. Honestly, if you’ve never been you really are missing out!

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Superb experience, very friendly welcome , prompt and efficient service.Simple however delicious food, champagne cocktail, reasonably priced...will definitely be back and recommend

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  3. CliveH

    London

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 3 May 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Absolutely love coming here: changing menu, good choices, excellent value plus helping the students develop. We both had the beef casserole as a main with a salad and chips as sides to share and a dessert each. We also had 3 cocktails between us which accounted for nearly half the price of the meal, so if you’re looking to save money stick with the table water. What never ceases to amaze and impress me is how busy OKN1 is.

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  4. Jenby

    London

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on 23 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It’s our second visit to this unique restaurant; it’s a college training restaurant for students leaning to enter the trade. It’s such a great idea and both times my partner and I have thoroughly enjoyed a warm welcome, lovely restaurant ambience and excellent food! We will definitely be going back again and so happy to support these students as they train to a very high standard. Bravo!

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Comfortable and clean, really friendly staff who were welcoming and hospital . Varied menu choice , including vegetarian , meat and fish dishes . Very tasty food, we really enjoyed our lunch , amazing value Thanks to all the students , and a special thanks to Gabriella for her warmth and professionalism

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  6. LouiseB

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is the second time I've been there and the second time I've enjoyed myself! Book early so you can choose from all the dishes on the menu!

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  7. Clive

    Oxford

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love this place, great food and good to support the new students at the beginning of their working lives.

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  8. JulieS

    Brighton

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was a lovely experience. Everyone was thoughtful and helpful and the food was OUTSTANDING!

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  9. GarethL

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    This is going to be a regular venue for us. We strongly approve of the concept and the opportunity to make a positive contribution to the development of the establishment. Hats off to everybody.

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  10. NickM

    London

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 1 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    It's a really good idea giving young chefs the opportunity to showcase their skills and each time we've been the food has been of a very high standard, and fabulous value

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 26 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Such a great place with kind and thoughtful staff. Food is top class

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  12. Shaz

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I came in with my three daughter to enjoy a student take over night, amazing food, loved the concept of fusion food, desserts were the highlight of the show. My daughters loved their chocolate tarts and the DRINKS were superb special thanks to Pawel and Klaudia for taking care of this on the night. Very well done

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  13. helenec

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 23 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great value and service. Are one and half meals each as we're hungry! All dishes delicious 😋

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  14. AlexK

    London

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 January 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    The food was very unflavored, my risotto was very overcooked and watery and the brulee wasn't set

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything is just amazing here definitely coming again

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  16. LesleyJ

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was lovely but main course could have been hotter The staff were very friendly and helpful and there was a good atmosphere. Would definitely recommend

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  17. SarahD

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a delightful time, with attentive service and lovely food.

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  18. AnnieM

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 24 November 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We had booked because the Christmas menu was advertised to start tonight but does not start until 28th Nov. However we had a lovely meal and drinks in a refreshingly quiet atmosphere so we could actually talk which was nice! Would definitely return.

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  19. DaveC

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 November 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    This is a fantastic place to eat and support the next generation of chefs and restaurant professionals. The menu is short (which I like), the food is great with generous portions and the price is superb value for London. The service is very friendly and they are keen to get good feedback on what they're doing - would thoroughly recommend to try it.

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  20. resident

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 17 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent fine food - the best around for quite a few miles - says a French

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  21. NeMa

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 14 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Two of us meeting after a few years. We were a touch early before they were fully open but the staff very kindly let us shelter in the warm out of the rain. Starting with a nice hot coffee before enjoying a very well cooked 2 course meal with a glass of wine. Leisurely enough to have a good catchup. Waiter was unobtrusively attentive. All in all excellent value and eager to come for an evening meal with the family.

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  22. PolleyField

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We were a party of 3 dining at OKN1 for the first time, we were impressed with the food. It had m nu choices which were different to most other restaurants we’ve visited. The ‘trainee chef and our waitress ’ were well on their way to being experts in their field. The main chef and head of front of house were very knowledgeable and seemed to be great Teachers for the younger members of staff. Well done to the whole team. It Was a pleasure visiting your establishment

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  23. helenec

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 7 November 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Quiet for a lunchtime but what a lovely surprise! The obviously new, v young waitress was super keen to be as helpful as possible and our food was absolutely delicious and fabulous value! We plan to return very soon. Being on a very tight budget it was So wonderful to get very decent restaurant food at excellent prices! Pretty unique I'd say ☺️

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  24. resident

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 13 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    London best kept secret. The food is very fine, the presentation outstanding, and the value incredible in London. Hope course this is a cooking school so expect trainee waiters, open during school term times only, and a short but delicious menue

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  25. ThomasP

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Good food and prompt service. Well done. Look forward to the new menu

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  26. Jenby

    London

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on 8 July 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is a wonderful venue! The trainee chefs and hospitality staff give food and service of the highest order. The quality and presentation of the food was really outstanding, in any other restaurant we would be paying more than double even triple, the price for food of this excellent quality. I would thoroughly recommend anyone to visit this kitchen-in-training. The restaurant has a lovely ambience and there is always a tutor on hand to monitor how the students are performing their skills. It's a real win-win situation. My partner and I were very impressed by the whole scenario and will definitely be back in September when the new students start their training. It's such a brilliant way to support them and enjoy the fruits of their labours at the same time!

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  27. HannahJ

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 29 June 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was amazing value and service was friendly and excellent. A really great place to support! Wonderful people
    OKN1Responded on 6 July 2023
    Aww - thanks for the shiny 5 stars and your kind words. This means such a lot to the team. We hope to welcome you back very soon to OKN1 Hoxton.

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  28. mark

    London

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 24 June 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    The food here was incredible for the prices. Everything tasted amazing. I have eaten a lot worse food that cost three times the amount in professional kitchens. As this is a college restaurant you can't expect everything to be perfect and they need to work on the service side a bit. All the staff were lovely but hey need to get a manager and systems in place but overall I thought it was great, would def. recommend.
    OKN1Responded on 3 July 2023
    Thank you for your review Mark and your constructive feedback. We are always looking at ways to improve. We hope you will come again so we can impress you even more!

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  29. Jessicam

    London

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 16 June 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    I dont like to give bad reviews but unfortunately the food was cold when served to us and did not taste nice. The waitress could not remember which wines we ordered and gave us the wrong ones. Unfortunately quite unprofessional and not great food or vibe.
    OKN1Responded on 3 July 2023
    We are sorry to hear of this experience which is not in line with our usual high standard of service. We have checked with our staff on the day, who confirmed that you thought there was an issue with your food temperature. We have been informed that your food was replaced swiftly and to your satisfaction. We take all feedback seriously, using it to improve where we can. We'd love the opportunity to impress you if you visit again.

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  30. RLondon

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 June 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Such a great decision to combine our business meeting with lunch at OKN1 Hoxton. Service was smooth, efficient and friendly. Food was absolutely delicious. Have to mention the dessert - apple and cherry crumble - incredibly generous portions and the best crumble in living memory. Wow! P.s. I don’t know another local restaurant with such a large, beautiful garden area for outside dining and summer evening drinks. Would DEFINITELY recommend anyone living or working in Hoxton to give OKN1 a go.
    OKN1Responded on 3 July 2023
    We are delighted you enjoyed your lunch booking at OKN1. Thank you for the high praise and we hope to see you again soon!

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  31. SiobhanC

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 June 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food definitely restaurant quality. On our visit we were able to sit in the garden.This was a pleasant surprise. Unfortunately both the main courses I wanted had sold out . Get there early and book earlier I d suggest as was busy. Always great food and large portions . Thank you will come back again soon
    OKN1Responded on 3 July 2023
    Thank you Siobhan for the great review. We're glad you enjoyed your visit and we hope to see you again soon!

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  32. CarolH

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 May 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    I met a very dear friend for lunch and we wanted to re-visit some old haunts. We used to lunch at this restaurant approx. 16 years ago when we both used to work in Curtain Road. The restaurant, food (imaginative and varied menu), service (staff are very polite and patient) and ambience are still excellent - no complaints! It's such a shame that there were very few other diners in the restaurant during the lunchtime period, particularly as Liverpool Street and Old Street are so close....
    OKN1Responded on 3 July 2023
    Thank you for the positive review Carol. So nice to hear that you used to dine here and glad that we still meet your expectations! We hope to see you again soon.

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  33. HelenA

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 November 2019

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great service, very welcoming and friendly service. Food was good !

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  34. emmac

    London

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 September 2019

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    We arrived early when no other tables were taken but served only after most other diners had arrived. The two dishes I wanted to try had then sold out. The salmon was beautifully cooked however. The stater we shared was burrata and was incredibly dry. The restaurant has a nice vibe and a massive outside garden. It’s such a shame that the service let it down.

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  35. Frank

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 August 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We have been at OKN1 for dinner and both service and food were impeccable, the decoration is nothing special but waiters were very nice and the salmon perfectly cooked. I also appreciated that bread was served warmed and tasted fresh. Dessert ok, the bottom layer of the cheesecake was a bit hard, cream and topping good. Delicious Cocktails, 2 cocktails for 1 until 8pm.

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  36. jessmev

    Brighton

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 20 August 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Loveliest people there! We went for 2 for 1 cocktails, sat outside, which was really lovely, then went inside for our three-course dinner! Love that a glass of wine is included in the three-course deal!

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OKN1 is rated 4.6 stars by 36 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 2 times today

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Google Map for OKN1

NCC College, 40 Hoxton Street, London, N1 6LR

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Area
    Hackney
  • Hours of Operation
    Tue–Fri 12:00–14:00 Thu–Sat 18:00–22:00
  • Price
    £25 and under
  • Cuisines
    Modern European, Contemporary British, International
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    None
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cafe, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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