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Café and Bar
Hackney, Hackney
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  • Coen T.
    Coen TegelbergJuly 24, 2011
    The pastas are brilliant! And the alcohol licensing is standard for any restaurant so just order a sandwich with your beer :)
  • András N.
    András NémethOctober 27, 2015
    Do not miss out on the banofee cake, fabolously supremely absolutely gorgeous!
  • Nicola G.
    Nicola GypsicolaJanuary 18
    Been here 5+ times
    I like Ruby, it's cheap but the food has good quality. Highly recommend the chicken sandwich
  • Reuben A.
    Reuben ArmstrongOctober 25, 2015
    Best pasta in Hoxton. Very filling. Save room for tiramisu!
  • laris
    larisNovember 30, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    you will go to heaven if you eat the lemon tart. everything else is also great.
  • Gizem Y.
    Gizem YavuzApril 26, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Every single thing I've tried in Ruby was amazing, so go for anything:p
  • Marcus H.
    Marcus Holland-MoritzSeptember 14, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    The lemon tart is to die for. Plus they serve a really nice latte.
  • Valentina C.
    Valentina CiolinoFebruary 3, 2015
    Baguette with grilled chicken & salad: good & healthy. Big portions
  • Enzo M.
    Enzo MartinelliJanuary 23, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Genuine and quick Italian cuisine ideal for lunch
  • Jordan H.
    Jordan HarperMay 27, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Ragus are always made with big tender chunks of beef rather than cheap mince. Like they should be. Nice.
  • Julian E.
    Julian EhrhardtMarch 19, 2011
    Excellent friendly cosy place with superb Italian home cooking. Try the lasagne!
  • Milosz K.
    Milosz KrasinskiAugust 5, 2015
    Don't trust the wi-fi! anything else is gorgeous beside the waiter male - never smile :\
  • Londonist
    LondonistSeptember 24, 2010
    Gloriously varied menu. Would recommend the Vegetarian Ruby Breakfast (even though it doesn't contain any rubies, alas).
  • Valentina C.
    Their Chicken breast ciabatta is delicious! 6£
  • Jolly B.
    Jolly ButcherApril 13, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Try the sausage ragu, or if you're lucky, the rabbit pappardelle.
  • Tom J.
    Tom JordanSeptember 21, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Amazing! Best place to eat in Hoxton Square by far.
  • Julian E.
    Julian EhrhardtApril 2, 2011
    Ignore the menu and just choose from the specials board. So much good stuff to choose from.
  • Fabien B.
    Fabien ButazziApril 21, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Try the Lamb Tajine - Flavourful.
  • Nacho M.
    Nacho MartinJuly 15, 2010
    Been here 50+ times
    Coffee here is "Caffe Vergnano", anyone who has tried it will tell you, it's just delicious!
  • Ilgın T.
    Ilgın TufanNovember 8, 2012
    Try Banoffee Pie! Tastes like banana milk with honey
  • Tom T.
    Tom TaylorOctober 21, 2015
    Good for a quiet lunch.
  • Pedro F.
    Pedro FreitasMay 21, 2015
    Mushroom and leek Risotto
  • Laura N.
    Laura NolteMarch 5, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    The fish specials are very good.
  • GJR
    GJROctober 24, 2010
    If you want to drink alcohol, you have to order food with it.
  • Pierre-Yves N.
    Pierre-Yves N'goranJanuary 25, 2013
    The hot chocolate is priceless
  • Morten L.
    Morten LegarthApril 22, 2011
    Don't order drinks here. You will be forced to buy a "snack" (the olives were horrid) and the cocktails are among the worst I've experienced
  • Daniel K.
    Daniel KnellFebruary 9, 2013
    Good pasta.
  • luke w.
    luke williamsMay 3, 2011
    Incredible chocolate cake
  • Nacho M.
    Nacho MartinDecember 21, 2010
    Been here 50+ times
    You like Italian food? You like homemade food? You like Ruby
  • Max H.
    Max HowellJune 4, 2010
    Try the chirizo samdwiches!
  • Johninthecity
    JohninthecityApril 22, 2011
    Don't have salad. Too oily!
  • Anasuya I.
    Anasuya IyerNovember 21, 2014
    Average cocktails rude staff
  • Anna C.
    Anna C.February 1, 2013
    La pasta è ok (al dente), il caffè è molto buono (espresso Vergnano) ma evitate i risotti…tentano di renderli cremosi aggiungendo un litro di panna, cosa da novellini…
  • Pedro M.
    Pedro MorenoNovember 6, 2012
    El licor de absenta... Glorioso.
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