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As Spurs finally move into their new state-of-the-art stadium we asked food and wine writer Zeren Wilson of the food blog Bitten and Written for his tips on where you'll want to go pre and post-match. Mind you the new stadium food offering sounds pretty good too.

 

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Ates

402 High Rd, Tottenham Hale, London N17 9JB

Closer to Tottenham Hale tube, this spot is a little gem often missed by those not coming via Tottenham Hale tube. Good Adana wraps in fluffy flatbreads, and a very decent menu of filled Pides, mercimek çorbasi (lentil soup) and rustling Lahmacun plucked from the wood burning oven.

 

The Bluecoats

614 High Road, London N17 9TA

 Formerly The Pride of Tottenham (and before that The Blue Coats School For Girls - hence the name), this historic 18th century building was taken over by a team who have Ruby's in Dalston and Night Tales in their CVs who reopened it in May. Add to that food from Lucky Chip and you've got a sure fire hit.

 

Capital

271 Fore St, London N9 0PD

The biggest Turkish restaurant in the area, the whole Turkish caboodle is here, from the yogurt rich ‘Yogurtlu’ kebabs and small cubes of lamb 'çop shish’ (not served everywhere), to good lahmacun, lamb ribs and grilled quail.

 

Chick King

755 High Rd, London N17 8AH

A Tottenham institution, and possibly the best fried chicken shop in London. Run by two brothers with military precision on a match day, with queues snaking down the road for good reason. Several leagues above your average chicken shop, and worth dropping in even when there’s no match. Love it.

 

Five Miles

39B Markfield Rd, London N15 4QA

This newish bar, club and brewery in Seven Sisters has its own brewery, Hale Brewing, in a shipping container turning out everything from Pale Ales to Irn Bru sours. Head to their restaurant and bar Torzi where they serve up a Middle Eastern-inspired menu to go with that beer, along with cocktails on tap. Their latest wheeze? Onion churros. We want.

 

The High Cross

350 High Road, London, United Kingdom N17 9HT

Formerly a public toilets (we kid you not) this new Tottenham pub has quickly grown a loyal fan base. They have 10 beers on tap, serve a mean Sunday roast and their sausage rolls look pretty amazing.

 

Joka Sushi

276 High Rd, London N15 4AJ

Sushi chef Joe has worked at Chi Kitchen and Sticks n Sushi and here in Tottenham he's turning out pretty decent sushi from a hole in the wall spot. A bowl of his chicken katsu curry would be just the thing on a cold day or opt for one of his good value set sushi boxes.

 

Jerky's

42 Fore St, London N18 2SS

Fantastic servings of caribbean classics here. Jerk chicken; ackee and saltfish; brown stew chicken. My favourites are the curry mutton (ask for bone-in) and curry chicken dishes. Always excellent.

 

Maki Mayo

75 West Green Rd, London N15 5DA 

Order a cone of Maki Mayo's popcorn chicken and all will be well with the world. Run by locals, who started out serving up on Brick Lane, this Korean-inspired spot is run by Gary and his mum Ah Mooi Luh. As for that mayo - choose from gangnam style, spicy mayo, wasamayo, island mayo, sweet & sour chicken and creamy mayo.

 

Pavro Ocakbasi

751 High Rd, London N17 8AH

Reliable pre-match kebabs, always packed before a game. Nothing fancy or different here, just consistently good grilling. The chicken shish tends to be great.

 

San Marco

1 Station Buildings, Bruce Grove, London, N17 6QY

Old school family owned Italian trattoria that has been here for forty years, and still a favourite for many Spurs fans. Spaghetti Carbonara, Penne all’Arrabbiata, homemade ricotta and spinach ravioli, and it still feels like the 70s in there – what more do you want?

 

Tottenham Star

694 High Rd, London N17 0AE

Small mangal spot seconds from the ground, and the best value Adana in N17 (£5 small, £6 large). Quality may have dipped a bit in recent years, but at those prices, it still scores highly for soaking up post match drinks.

 

Wine and Rind

1 Holcombe Rd, London N17 9AA

Grab a chair and enjoy a top-class cheese toastie with a glass of natural wine at Holly Chaves cheese shop at Holcombe Market just by Bruce Grove train station. Open during the day from Wednesday to Saturday.

 

Wong's

849 High Road, London, N17 8EY

Usually reserved for a particularly long match drinking day, I can whole heartedly recommend the chow mein dishes here. It’s not on the menu, but they can cook a duck chow mein for you if you ask sweetly.

 

See also:

Here's what the food offering is going to be inside the new Tottenham Hotspur Stadium

 The best places to eat near London's football clubs

 

Where did we miss? 

If you think we've missed somewhere that should be on this list, let us know in the comments below. 

 

 

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