A popular local in an area that is under-supplied with good pubs and restaurants.
The area between Tufnell Park tube and Holloway Road is a long-standing restaurant desert. The refurbed Tufnell Park Tavern, opened in 2010 with a huge and attractive multi-roomed pub/deli/restaurant, has filled the gap and become a popular haunt for locals. The food is British and modern European, ranging from breakfast through a large selection of pizzas offered seven days a week through a full carte to standard Sunday roasts. The wine list is compact and notably good, with prices starting under £20. Try to go in fine weather and sit in the unusually spacious back garden, which is paved but decked out with lovely pots of culinary herbs.