RestaurantsGreater LondonLONDONNW1

survey result

Summary

£49
   ££
5
Exceptional
5
Exceptional
2
Average
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Fab creative Italian food”“an ever-changing menu with great homemade pasta” – is “served with charm in the most unpretentious environment”, at this “tiny BYO café” in Kentish Town. With ratings improving every year, locals are smitten by this “lovely hidden gem”, so the only problem is the increasing difficulty of grabbing a seat – but then again “they’re expanding, so perhaps it’ll become a little easier to get a table”.

Summary

£49
   ££
5
Exceptional
5
Exceptional
2
Average
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Fab creative Italian food”“an ever-changing menu with great homemade pasta” – is “served with charm in the most unpretentious environment”, at this “tiny BYO café” in Kentish Town. With ratings improving every year, locals are smitten by this “lovely hidden gem”, so the only problem is the increasing difficulty of grabbing a seat – but then again “they’re expanding, so perhaps it’ll become a little easier to get a table”.

Summary

£48
   ££
5
Exceptional
3
Good
1
Poor
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“A hidden gem in Kentish Town”“don’t be put off by the transport caff surroundings, this is Italian cooking at its very best”, “prepared with great care in a tiny kitchen by young chefs who work their socks off to produce excellent food”. “BYO is the icing on the cake!”. There’s a Catch 22: “they never answer the phone so it’s almost impossible to book, but booking is essential”. Top Tip: “strangolapreti (or priest stranglers), gnocchi made from stale bread rather than potatoes”.

Summary

£40
    £
5
Exceptional
4
Very Good
1
Poor
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Don’t judge a book by its cover – some of the best Italian food in London hides behind the rundown exterior” of this tiny Kentish Town BYO, serving a “long and interesting menu”. “‘Heart and Soul’ is the absolute truth: the venue is a dump, but the honest graft put in by the team wins through every time”. Top Tips: “cucumber ice cream is a standout”, and “when there are truffles on the menu, portions are generous and prices low”.

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Restaurant details

No dress code

Prices

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Veggies Pudding
£10.00 £20.00 £4.50 £5.00
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £19.00
Filter Coffee £2.20
Extras  
Bread £0.00
Service 12.50%
129 Kentish Town Rd, LONDON, NW1 8PB
Opening hours
Monday11 am‑5 pm, 5 pm‑8 pm
Tuesday11 am‑5 pm, 5 pm‑11 pm
Wednesday11 am‑5 pm, 5 pm‑11 pm
Thursday11 am‑5 pm, 5 pm‑11 pm
Friday11 am‑5 pm, 5 pm‑11 pm
Saturday11 am‑5 pm, 5 pm‑11 pm
Sunday11 am‑5 pm, 5 pm‑8 pm

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