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Hoxton's best-kept secret...
Great food. Great service. Great vibe.

OKN1 is closed for the holidays.

Don’t worry – we’ll be back open from 16 August 2022.
Book online on the button below….

Lunch: Tues, Weds, Thurs, Fri
Dinner: Thurs, Fri

Student Takeover night will be back soon.

£10 deposit per person required for Thursday nights.

(Refunded for cancellations 24+
hours in advance of your table booking.)

Hoxton's best kept secret is out...

Our trainee chefs love serving you so much, we’ve decided to open for another dinner service! Every Friday (as well as our established Thursday Student Takeover Evenings) we will be open for dinner and drinks.

Are you a loyal customer? Grab a loyalty card at lunchtime. Buy 3 lunches and get your 4th completely free!

Take a look at our NEW Friday night menu below!

Great food. By Hackney’s next generation.

OKN1 Hoxton puts training, community and creativity first. Our collaborative kitchen of trainee chefs and professional chefs proudly serves dishes inspired by our surroundings, our culture and the seasons.
OKN1 is the taste of tomorrow. Today.
Together, our professional and trainee chefs create the perfect fusion of talent and experience. Made with passion, pride and an attitude of progression, expect dialled up flavour and a real respect for ingredients. Come and experience our own hidden corner of Hoxton.
Take a trip with Taiyakah through her journey as a trainee chef
Gold Hospitality Award
AA Rosette Award

What People Say About OKN1

We are highly rated and reviewed,
read some of our press coverage for OKN1 below.


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Opening Times

Please note we are currently closed until 16 August 2022. But you can still book a table online for when we return. See the Book a Table button above.


Tuesday – Friday 12noon – 2pm


Thursday Student Takeovers:
6pm – 10pm

Friday Night Dinner & Drinks:
6pm – 10pm 

Closed Saturday – Monday

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One of our trainee chef’s Taiyakah shares her story so far:

When I was at secondary school my focus was on arts and music, but at home, I started cooking meals for the family and soon realised that it wasn’t a chore. I really had fun cooking and that it was actually a passion where I could express my creativity through the dishes I was cooking.

I decided that this was the career path I wanted to choose and started researching colleges that offered hospitality courses.

After attending several open days at different colleges, I chose New City College as there was a broad range of courses to choose from.

Last year, I enrolled on my first course – Level 2 Diploma in Hospitality Services. This course was a great opportunity to learn about and work both front and back-of-house. This reinforced my passion for cooking and I just wanted to become a chef more and more.

I found lockdown quite hard as I missed the interaction with my peers, and really missed being in the kitchen and learning new skills. We carried on learning through online lessons and cooking competitions, where we had one ingredient and had to make it the star of the dish, but it just wasn’t the same.

I am really glad to be back on campus, where I have progressed to the Level 3 Diploma in Professional Cookery, which takes a more in-depth look at being a chef and creating more complex, fine dining dishes. One of the things I really enjoy about my course is the opportunity to work in OKN1.

One of the highlights for me is being able to create a six-course tasting menu, to be served to paying customer on the OKN1 Wednesday theme night.

I will be creating two of the tasting menus in March and June. I am really excited to have the opportunity to create not one, but two of the tasting menus. I am apprehensive about customers trying my food, but I hope they love eating it as much as I will love creating it!


For bookings of over 8 people, private dining, or venue hire, please email info@okn1.co.uk.‍ OKN1 is a cash free restaurant and accepts most major credit cards.