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Two former Roti King employees have taken over what used to be The Cuckoo pub in Barnsbury, transforming it into a pub showcasing South Asian cuisine. Opened in late June 2022.

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£48
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4
Very Good
3
Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Truly brilliant” – this desi pub (formerly the Cuckoo) in Barnsbury is one of the most talked-about openings of 2022 thanks to “stellar” cooking that’s “expertly spiced and oh-so-moreish”, washed down with “great cocktails and beers on tap”. On the downside, it is “squashed” and “oh-so-noisy” (“they won’t turn the music down!”) but most folks like its “bustling” style. “You have to plan ahead”“it’s very difficult to get a reservation unless you book four weeks in advance” – but “well worth the effort”.

Summary

The people behind Tamila in Hackney, chef Prince Durairaj and Glen Leeson (both ex-Roti King), took over the former Cuckoo pub in the middle of Barnsbury to launch this June 2022 newcomer: a South Asian restaurant, mixing small and large plates, accompanied by cocktails. In his early doors review, the Evening Standard’s Jimi Famurewa found dishes inspiring “plate-licking, wanton lust”.

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115 Hemingford Road, London, N1 1BZ

The Tamil Prince Restaurant Diner Reviews

Reviews of The Tamil Prince Restaurant in N1, London by users of Hardens.com. Also see the editors review of The Tamil Prince restaurant.
Edwhite P
Great Indian food. ...
Reviewed 1 months, 28 days ago

"Great Indian food. "

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Charlotte L
Food was fine, but not nearly as good as us...
Reviewed 7 months, 24 days ago

"Food was fine, but not nearly as good as usual. Space was far too noisy so we couldn't have a conversation - there is no need for loud music when the place is full of customers chatting. A shame, as my friend was really looking forward to eating there. "

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Mitchell L
Superb punchy indian food; perched on a ba...
Reviewed 11 months, 26 days ago

"Superb punchy indian food; perched on a bar stool, crowded pub vibe. But food wins."

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115 Hemingford Road, London, N1 1BZ
Opening hours
Monday5:30 pm‑10 pm
Tuesday12 pm‑3 pm, 5:30 pm‑10 pm
Wednesday12 pm‑3 pm, 5:30 pm‑10 pm
Thursday12 pm‑3 pm, 5:30 pm‑10 pm
Friday12 pm‑3 pm, 5:30 pm‑10 pm
Saturday11 am‑10 pm
Sunday11 am‑9 pm

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