North London

Shoe Shop

This is the new space for chef Paul Merrony who won plaudits for his work at The Giaconda Dining Rooms in town. It's an all day cafe/bistro which serves brunch at the weekends and classic French dishes for lunch and dinner.

Restaurant details

Address: 122a Fortess Road, London NW5 2HL

Nearest station: Tufnell Park

Opening times: 9.00am to 9.00pm, Saturday & Sunday 9.00am to 4.00 pm.


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Critic reviews - total score 8 out of 10

Critics' score: 8
Richard Ehrlich Time Out
Reviewed on August 19, 2014
"While the effect in all this cooking is fundamentally simple, achieving it requires immense technical skill. Breakfast and brunch are catered for with standard café fare, big on egg dishes (including ‘coddled eggs and UN peacekeepers’, instead of boiled egg and soldiers)." READ REVIEW

Critics' score: 9.5
Giles Coren Times
Reviewed on August 09, 2014
"This was the sort of meal I yearn for but do not find more than once in a half decade." READ REVIEW

Critics' score: 7
Stephen Emms Kentish Towner
Reviewed on July 11, 2014
"The best dish was, predictably enough, a Gallic classic. Billed merely as “rib-eye steak”, it arrived juicily medium-rare and smothered with a luxuriously creamy shallot and green peppercorn sauce. Frites? Perfect. The plate was suitably fought over; licked clean." READ REVIEW

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