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Of course Tottenham are playing out of Wembley for this season while their state-of-the-art stadium gets its finishing touches. But, when the team are back at White Hart Lane these places, according to food and wine writer Zeren Wilson of the food blog Bitten and Written are where you'll want to go.


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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.


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.


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?


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.



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.



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.



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.



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.


Where did we miss? 

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