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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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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The Tamil Prince Restaurant Diner Reviews
"Bit of theatre in a old Islington pub. Great food, attentive staff"
"The food and service is amazing. the lamb chops, the lollipop chicken and the huge bhatura will make us go back again and again. "
"The food was excellent, we almost had the whole menu, it was so good. The staff were brilliant: we arrived early and, despite the place looking like it was full to capacity, they managed to find space for us to have a drink; although the restaurant was full, the staff were calm, efficient, friendly and informative. Great cocktails and wine list. The place was buzzing. The best evening out I've had in a long time."
"Superb food (chicken lollipops and lamb chops were incredible). The chicken curry was a bit sparse on the chicken. Service is very friendly and not in any way pretentious. Room is an old corner pub and very noisy so come here early rather than for a romantic dinner"
115 Hemingford Road, London, N1 1BZ
|Monday||5:30 pm‑10 pm|
|Tuesday||12 pm‑3 pm, 5:30 pm‑10 pm|
|Wednesday||12 pm‑3 pm, 5:30 pm‑10 pm|
|Thursday||12 pm‑3 pm, 5:30 pm‑10 pm|
|Friday||12 pm‑3 pm, 5:30 pm‑10 pm|
|Saturday||11 am‑10 pm|
|Sunday||11 am‑9 pm|