RestaurantsLondonHighburyN5

survey result

Summary

£44
    £
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
2
Average
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Miles more interesting than most Thais” – with food “so hot it makes your eyes water… but in a very good way” – Sebby Holmes’s now-permanent Highbury venture (on the old site of San Daniele, RIP) is earning prominence amongst London’s new-wave Thais. “Favourable comparisons are made with Som Saa, Kiln and Smoking Goat”, approving “zero compromise in the spicing on a short, season-dependent menu”.

Summary

£44
    £
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
2
Average
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Miles more interesting than most Thais” – with food “so hot it makes your eyes water… but in a very good way” – Sebby Holmes’s now-permanent Highbury venture (on the old site of San Daniele, RIP) is earning prominence amongst London’s new-wave Thais. “Favourable comparisons are made with Som Saa, Kiln and Smoking Goat”, approving “zero compromise in the spicing on a short, season-dependent menu”.

Summary

£39
    £
4
Very Good
3
Good
2
Average
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Incredibly zingy Thai flavours”“brilliant spicing and several ingredients that were new to me” – are establishing Seb Holmes’s “reasonably priced” pop-up-gone-permanent (in the former premises of San Daniele, RIP) as a “foodie gem in Highbury”. A few critics query “what’s the fuss? The food’s OK but the place is very cramped and nothing to get excited about overall”. Much more numerous, though, are those who feel that “if it was located in central London it would have queues out the door every day”.

Summary

£37
    £
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Terrific food”“zesty” and “unusual” dishes “from a relatively short menu” – have won instant acclaim for Seb Holmes’s “very buzzy” Thai pop-up, near Arsenal. In what is a slightly “weird set up”, “they’ve kept the Italian decor from the previous restaurant” (the much loved San Daniele RIP) but it only “adds to the charm”.

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Restaurant details

Yes
Highchair,Menu
No dress code
75

Prices

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Veggies Pudding
£9.50 £15.50 £2.50 £5.99
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £12.50
Filter Coffee £3.00
Extras  
Bread £0.00
Service 12.50%
72 Highbury Park, London, N5 2XE
Opening hours
MondayCLOSED
TuesdayCLOSED
Wednesday12 pm‑9 pm
Thursday12 pm‑3 pm, 5 pm‑9 pm
Friday12 pm‑3 pm, 5 pm‑9 pm
Saturday12 pm‑3 pm, 5 pm‑9 pm
SundayCLOSED

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