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Now part of a 15-strong group that includes the Old Dairy in Crouch End, the Prince Bonaparte, Notting Hill & the North London Tavern, Kilburn, this formerly moribund boozer has morphed into a
new foodie pub befitting Kentish Town’s upward trajectory. Pared-back Edwardian nouveau & a large terrace set the scene for a menu of Anglo-Italian food ranging from little cicchetti plates
cured meats, salt cod croquettes, meatballs, arancini, fritto misto & clams with aïoli to more substantial dishes including walnut, basil & Gorgonzola gnocchi, braised pig’s cheeks with
‘nduja & peas or yellowfin tuna with peperonata, spinach & new potatoes, plus a selection of classic puds. An Italian-led wine list offers 14 sub-£20 bottles, while Doom Bar & St
Austell Proper Job are typical names on the ale pumps.
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