RestaurantsLondonHighburyN5

survey result

Summary

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

“Thai food with wonderful spicing”“truly authentic flavours”“is not to be missed” at this new-wave Southeast Asian pop-up-turned-permanent in Highbury. Seb Holmes has developed the project from a market stall to some prominence in five years, and now serves only a nine-course tasting menu in the “lovely light and spacious environment” of the former San Daniele (RIP). “The takeaway versions worked really well during lockdown, too”. Top Tip: “the not-to-be-missed roti bread”.

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”.

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Restaurant details

Yes
Highchair,Menu
Yes
No dress code
45

Prices

  Cost Availability Courses
Menu1 40.00 Always available 6
Menu2 45.00 Always available 7

Starter Main Pudding
£3.00 £17.50 £5.99
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £30.00
Filter Coffee £2.00
Extras  
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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