There are actually quite a few good restaurants around the Crouch End/Finsbury Park/Highbury vicinity which I have been discovering since I have moved into the area last year. It’s an area that has been slowly gentrifying and I am absolutely loving exploring it.
La Fabrica opened towards the end of last year – and Renata and I recently went one Thursday evening to try it out. The interior has warehouse/industrial type decor but still feels cozy with it’s dimmed lights and has a great buzzing vibe.
We ordered a variety of different dishes – Pan Con Tomate with Jamon Iberica, Padron Peppers, Grilled Squid, Croquettes and Lamb Chops.
My favourite was the Pan Con Tomate with the fresh and light taste of chopped tomatoes mixed with the saltiness and denseness of the ham (YUM). Everything was delicious and bursting with great flavours – so I would recommend it all.
We were so full from all the little plates – but when the dessert menu came and we saw churros with warm dark chocolate sauce – we just had to order them. I am so glad that we did. They were cooked to perfection, with a crunch on the outside and a slightly gooey on the inside, and the sauce went so well with them.
Everything (along with a bottle of flavourful red wine) cost just under £70 total for both of us – and we were full to the brim with great food and drink.
La Fabrica, 5 Stroud Green Road, London N4 3EF