What has been described in the press as 'a big yellow building in the middle of nowhere', advertises itself as 'bringing the taste of the West End to North London'. While this might not in itself be a recommendation, chef/proprietor Adebola Adeshina can certainly claim to offer good seasonal dishes for a modest outlay.
Expect North African furnishings, comfortable sofas - where you can enjoy a pre-prandial drink - and the general air of a modern loft conversion. Plus the eponymous canal lock.
On the food front an early Spring menu, included 'Salad of Wood Pigeon with Black Pudding & Caramelised Pears in St. Aubin Rhum Vanille Naturelle'; 'Sautéed Foie Gras, Savoury Bread & Butter Pudding & Pickled Beetroot'; 'Steamed Cornish Crab Mousse, Pasta Sheets, Purée of Greens and Tomato & Coconut Sauce' and 'Toasted Brioche & Baked Goats' Cheese with Red Onion & Truffle Emulsion' among the starters.
'Poached Fillet of Sea Bass with Ham Hock & Lemongrass Broth with Winter Vegetables'; 'Stuffed Saddle of Rabbit with Creamed Hispe, Fricassée of Wild Mushrooms, Dates & Baby Onions'; 'Roast Rack of English Lamb, Fondant Potatoes, Braised Shallots, Carrot Purée & Thyme & Olive Jus' and 'Vegetable Ravioli, Lemongrass & Winter Vegetable Broth' listed among the mains.
If you still have room, you might be tempted by 'Hot Chocolate Fondant with Caramel & Cinnamon Ice Cream'; 'Blueberry Clafoutis' or 'Tarte Tatin'.
Service is both friendly and professional.
- Food Style: Modern British
- Lunch: Tues-Fri & Sun 12.00-14.00 (Sun 17.00); set L £11 (2 courses); mains £10.50 to £15.95
- Dinner: Tues-Sat 18.00-22.00; mains £10.50 to £15.95; Tasting Menu £40 (7 courses)
- Seats: 60, plus 25 outside
- Wine: a well-chosen list has modest mark-ups
- Children's portions: Yes, when possible
- Wheelchair access: Yes
- Nearest station: Tottenham Hale Underground
- Directions: See the map at the top of the page
- Parking: Yes
- Closed: L Sat, D Sun, all Mon
- Outside eating