Often we get asked, ‘What is Kalamansi exactly?’ With another option of spelling Kalamansi like Calamansi, Kalamansi is a citrus hybrid between lemon and lime which is cultivated in the Philippines. Think the sweet bitter of lemon with the punch of lime. This Filipino fruit is a flavour that can make dishes taste authentically from South East Asia.
You will find Kalamansi incorporated into all of our menus. Our kinilaw(ceviche) is flash cured using a mix of Kalamansi and vinegar, in our sauces and as pictured…in our refreshing Homemade Kalamansi Lemonade 🍋
Taking the learnings from six years of amazing success as 100 Hoxton and combining it with the flavours of Filipino pop up Kinilaw Buko next door results in the very best in Filipino dining: Rapsa.
Chef Francis Puyat together with Andrew Zilouf, creators of our reputable 100 Hoxton and former sibling Ziloufs, have created an el trendo new addition of what they do best…creating a progressive ambience to a culinary experience that gets you daydreaming at your desk.
The menu is the brainchild of Mediterranean-trained Pinoy chef Francis Puyat, formerly of NOPI, Yotam Ottolenghi™s West-End masterpiece and after the success of the pop-up Kinilaw & Buko as an extension of 100 Hoxton, the kinilaw section got a seat on the main menu and the Mediterranean flavours on the a la carte got a Pinoy Twist and a new name on the front door.. 100 Hoxton received the new name RAPSA. From the Filipino word for “deliciousness”, Rapsa takes the best from both restaurants and comes together with a whole new food, drinks and party menu selection. 100 Hoxton’s lunches, brunches and a la carte menu have been given a boost of Pinoy flavour, taking the already great to a whole new level!
Rapsa @ 100 Hoxton is just a two-minute walk from Hoxton Square or Kingsland Road in the centre of Shoreditch: 100-102 Hoxton St, Hackney, London N1 6SG, United Kingdom.
Chef has brought a little bit of home to London with delicious menus inspired by the flavours of his homeland in the Philippines that he brings into two London locations. For Rapsa, Francis has set out to create an innovative but accessible menus bringing classic Filipino elements into every aspect of Rapsa’s offering. At Rapsa we are about sharing and celebrating Filipino culture, which naturally offers Karaoke, Boodle Fights and the warmest of hospitality.
Step inside our private room in Hoxton and enjoy our gorgeous custom made stone walls, glowing mirrors and private bar. This versatile space has trestle tables so that you can dine and then have them packed away for dancing and karaoke later. We have a range of party sharing and canape menus to suit every occasion. The capacity is 45 seated and 70 standing.
Rapsa@Play Archway is the quintessential home of Filipino pulutan – bar snacks. A delightful cosy ground floor with comfy banquettes adorned with bauhaus style fabric design welcomes our guests. Our resident mixologist provides a rotating mix of cocktails including our own homage to the great Pac Man, a passion fruit rum beauty that packs an overproof punch.
Wander downstairs and come see our party room complete with state of the art PA system and of course karaoke. We have lovely super comfortable lounge seating and a private beer garden. There is capacity for up to 50 seated and 70 standing.
Rapsa… home to Filipino Fusion cuisine, boodle fights, bottomless brunching and party times!