Hardens Guide to the Best Restaurants in London Archway
Hardens guides have spent 32 years compiling reviews of the best Archway restaurants. On Hardens.com you'll find details and reviews of 4 restaurants in Archway and our unique survey based approach to rating and reviewing Archway restaurants gives you the best insight into the top restaurants in every area and of every type of cuisine.
Featured Archway Restaurants
1. 500 Italian restaurant in Archway 782 Holloway Rd - N19
“This gem of a restaurant” near Archway “doesn’t look like much – tables are too close and it can be noisy” – but don’t be put off: you’ll find “excellent, inventive Italian food” and “always great service – I travel across London for a meal here”. Milanese-born chef-patron Mario Mugli named it after the small but perfectly formed Fiat Cinquecento.
2. St Johns British, Traditional restaurant in Archway 91 Junction Rd - N19
“Still one of the best gastropubs in North London”, this Archway tavern “bounced back” from the pandemic and “the food remains as interestingly reliable as ever”. It’s a “lovely place for a treat”, especially under the “beautiful vaulted ceiling in the dining room” (originally built as a ballroom).
3. Normans Cafe British, Modern restaurant in Tufnell Park 167 Junction Road - N19
“Bringing the greasy spoon into the 21st century – Norman’s hits the spot of traditional British food with top-notch ingredients at bargain prices”. Chefs Elliot Kaye and Richard Hayes ditched jobs at Leroy and Lyle’s in 2020 to open this Tufnell Park café, complete with gingham curtains and a classic photo of Bobby Moore holding aloft the Jules Rimet trophy – it is one of the few places on earth where you can have ham, two eggs and chips washed down by a negroni or a skin-contact wine. “The queues around the corner says it all. Get there early to secure a table!”
4. Che Cosa Italian restaurant in Islington 653 Holloway Road - N19
“Two minutes’ walk from Archway tube”, this “tiny Italian” comes “recommended for its homemade pasta and specials” and “delicious Italian sourdough pizza”, all delivered by “polite and considerate staff”. Top Menu Tip – “the olives Ascolana appetiser – fried breadcrumbed green olives stuffed with minced meat”.
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