In the heart of Hoxton lies Anthology Hoxton Press, our contemporary, stylish homes that ooze East London cool. The area is known for its vibrant food scene and one of the increasingly popular spots is Rapsa@100 Hoxton, just a 10-minute walk from Anthology Hoxton Press.
We caught up with the Rapsa team to find out more about their unique food offering and what diners can expect when they visit.
The food concept is simple, small sharing plates drawing from Filipino flavours, spices and ingredients. At Rapsa restaurants, the ambience is laid-back, the drinks are smooth, and service is always with a smile!
The menu is the brainchild of Mediterranean-trained Pinoy chef Francis Puyat, formerly of NOPI in the West End. We started as a popup at 100 Hoxton in 2018 called Kinilaw & Buko, and proved to be a huge success. We rebranded as Rapsa@100 Hoxton and focused our a la carte menu to offer Mediterranean flavours with a Pinoy twist.
Chef Francis has brought a little bit of home to the trendy heart of Hoxton with delicious menus inspired by flavours of his homeland in the Philippines.
Chef Francis loves to incorporate fresh summer ingredients when creating new dishes, like mango and pomegranate. We have a fantastic beetroot salad on the menu for summer which includes beetroot purée garden peas, miso dressing, vegan feta and bee pollen. Additionally, our raw ceviches are always a top hit during the summer. Made with fresh fish, such sea bass, mackerel, salmon or prawns, and paired with veg, it’s always a refreshing summer choice!
Our menu evolves weekly due to the availability of fresh products from our supplier. Using local suppliers, allows us to cook responsibly while also being environmentally friendly. Our Summer Serves drinks menu incorporates spirit brands that we have teamed up with to make refreshing beverages for those hot summer days! We use Victory Gin, Hayman’s Gin, Franklin & Sons and Hyke Gin, to name a few.
At Rapsa@100 Hoxton, we’re known for our Boodle Fights! A Boodle Fight is a traditional Filipino feast served on a bed of banana leaves. A twist on the traditional Sunday roast, Chef Francis has created a dining experience like no other. Diners can enjoy a vast range of dishes including pork belly, butternut squash fritters and grilled aubergine. The Boodle Fight takes place on the last Sunday of every month from July.
For those wanting to have a go at Filipino cuisine at home, make sure you have the staples to hand – soy sauce, vinegar and fish sauce paste!
Discover more about Anthology Hoxton Press and our homes available in this vibrant neighbourhood by calling the team on 020 3308