The Rapsa Boodle Fight

So, roll up your sleeves and get ready to dig in because in this Filipino dining experience you’ll be eating with your hands and have others eating out of yours. 

Boodle Fight Sunday Roasting takes place every last Sunday of the month from 5pm-8pm at Rapsa@100 Hoxton– this new hands-on style of Sunday dining is extremely popular, so we recommend booking in advance. Party bookings are also welcome on other days subject to availability. Please read more here.

Boodle Lovers have the option of choosing the standard Boodle (£24.50pp), a Meat and Fish Boodle (£29.00pp), a Veggie/Vegan Boodle (£21.50pp) and can top up with dessert platters, extra side dishes and Don Papa Filipino Rum cocktails and perfect serves. If you are in to Karaoke, Meat & Fish Boodles are now available for. Karaoke party bookings at Rapsa@Play Archway, too!

RAPSA’s Exec Chef and London’s Pinoy-front runner, Francis Puyat, has created a twist on the traditional dining experience to bring you an eating experience like no other. The Filipino Boodle Fight is hands down the undisputed champion of fiesta feasting. Here, the red carpet is green and made of banana leaves. According to the Urban Dictionary. “Boodle fight is a military style of eating where long tables are prepared and food are on top of the banana leaves. Viands and rice ready to eat using your bare hands, jugs of water are prepared on the side to wash hands before the ‘eating combat’. With the signal to start the boodle fight, everyone aims for his/her position.” Your hands may get gooey but your heart will be melting so you won’t care. 

Presentation is everything but allow a little roughness round the edges as you want your guests to get their hands dirty. That means Kamayan – eating with their hands – and it’s perfect for Sunday family gatherings. Once you get the hang of it, you’ll never want to go back. Food tastes so much better (and kids and adults alike will love getting stuck in without having to use cutlery!)

Chef Francis Puyat said: “Rapsa means delicious. It is taken from a very old tagalog word ‘Sarap’. Jumble up the letters and you get a modern appreciation of how hard we have strived to make food the best it can be. When our guests come, their worries melt away with every bite of our food. Every inisal grill made, every Kinilaw lovingly put together and above all every Kamayan Boodle Fight painstakingly put together shows our friends and family there is a joyful rhapsody in connecting with loved ones. By sharing our food we share our hearts and in that way we will never be apart.”