17 Apr 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.
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
Wine (30% off list price)
Sharing plates: £8-14
Weekend lunch menus: £16-20
Wine: glass from £6, bottle from £25
Saturday-Sunday 12-3pm and 6pm-12am