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Top Cuvée

At last, Blackstock Road has its very own top local spot! The word has clearly spread: past the nameless window, Brodie Meah (dinner by Heston in Melbourne), Dan Miller (ex-Naughty Piglets), Max and Noel Venning (Three Sheets)’s home is all bubbling, no-fuss fun between the warm tangerine walls and exposed bricks.

Dan wins us over with his crispy-gooey sweet potato and sage croquettes, Piglet style, and the “best soda bread out of Ireland” says the Irish bread expert who knows a thing or two. Keep going with a creamy burrata, electric pickled carrots and crunchy cashew pesto; slightly ‘déjà vu‘ Cornish clams and ‘nudja; and a soft and strong beef tartare with smoked eel and sorrel, before the retro-gourmet crème caramel… Brighten up the parade with natural sips and loud, friendly chatter. Filling a Finsbury Park/Highbury neighbourhood food gap, this little bistrot 2.0. nothing groundbreaking, and that’s just the way we like it.

Valentine Benoist

Last update: 29/05/2019

THE SPOT TO KNOW

Table for two in the left corner

WHEN TO GO

Share a casserole dish on weekend lunches

TAKEAWAY

Menu
Wine (30% off list price)

Snacks: £2.50-10
Sharing plates: £8-14
Desserts: £4.50-13
Weekend lunch menus: £16-20
Wine: glass from £6, bottle from £25

Wednesday-Friday 6pm-12am
Saturday-Sunday 12-3pm and 6pm-12am

177B Blackstock Road
London N5 2LL

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