Review #87 La Viña, Harringay

Nestling by Harringay station La Viña is our local restaurant and while it’s often busy the owner usually manages to find a table soon enough if you just walk up, even on a Saturday. So it’s proved a good standby over the years at times when we couldn’t be bothered to either cook, book or travel very far.

The food is Spanish; tapas are on the menu but we skipped them in order to hurry towards something more substantial. I chose a steak in pepper sauce and to wash it down a bottle of Tempranillo. The steak was well cooked and had a generous helping of sauce. Stodge came in the form of mashed potato but I was absent veg! Oh well, across the table had been chosen a salad and I shared that. It’s good hearty cooking that is ideal for an unpretentious evening out.

The room is convivial, helped along by not-too-loud Iberian music and plenty of customers who know both the staff and each other well. And the root cause of La Viña’s appeal is that it is run by a team who obviously care about what they do.


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Harringay London Restaurants

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Blue Badge guide to London and academic specialising in early twentieth century history. Blogging on history, academia, and food and culture in the capital (and occasionally elsewhere).

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