The Handbook
The Handbook

Opening today in Hoxton Square is the debut solo venture from Matt Edwards, previously of St John Hotel and Hix Soho. It’s inspired by Manhattan, and along with Head Chef Luke Cleghorn (ex-St John Bread & Wine, St John Hotel), Edwards has created a seasonal menu with a focus on the new Heath Robinson charcoal grill.

Signature dishes include Surf clam chowder, Ox cheek, celeriac and horseradish, Hereford porterhouse for two (£58), Crab claws and chipotle mayonnaise  and Pistachio doughnuts in honey syrup. There’s also a bar snacks menu with Potted haddock with pickled cucumber and Back fat on toast with caper leaves  plus a selection of house-smoked meats and home-made charcuterie.

A regularly changing 40 bin wine list has a European slant and ranges from affordable to extravagant, starting at £19 per bottle for wine and £61 for Champagne and also featuring exclusive access to a few private collectors’ lists at significantly reduced prices such as the Vintage Premier Cru Puligny-Montrachet.

Master & Servant will collaborate with Hoxton neighbour, Happiness Forgets, on a cocktail list featuring the Nolitan – a sour fizz made with Manzanilla sherry, Kamm and Sons ginseng spirit, lemon juice and egg white and the Caesar –vodka, house clamato juice, horseradish, smoked chilli, lime juice and pikkapeppa.

Design by Mhairi Coyle Design is all exposed brick walls decorated with mirrored tiles, distressed oak floors, reclaimed dairy lights and teak block wood tables and bar. An additional dining bar and stools, tucked away in the basement below, overlooks the open kitchen, while a leather booth seats larger groups.

Master and Servant

8-9 Hoxton Square, N1, 0207 729 4626