A modern British restaurant in Crouch End that offers seasonal cooking with homegrown vegetables, rare-breed meats and a selection of craft beer and wine.
Heirloom makes a more convincing case for a United Kingdom than most politicians. It hoists the flag for modern British cooking by plating up heritage vegetables, succulent rare-breed meats and Cornish fish, serving them with British craft beers and Old World wines.
It’s a smart-looking upmarket spot that’s softened by a pubby-style bar, chunky wooden tables and friendly service. On our Sunday lunch visit, classic roasts were the order of the day, and included the likes of Old Spot pork, Belted Galloway beef and braised Blackface lamb. These were all cooked just-so and served with meaty gravy, splinter-crisp spuds, mile-high Yorkshires and the sauciest own-made accompaniments such tart apple and zingy mint sauces or peppery horseradish cream.
It’s Brit-tastic cooking all the way. A la carte choices might include roast monkfish partnered with sea-salty samphire and Jersey cream-enriched mash, or smoked gammon hock with duck egg and sucrine lettuce. The rollcall of heritage produce includes novelties such as prickly cucumber or stubby atlas carrots.
Puddings read like something from Enid Blyton – treacle loaf with raspberries and Jersey cream, or plum trifle steeped in port-like Maury – though the Famous Five would have had adventures of a different order after a dalliance with Maury.
Heirloom summer brunch is served Saturdays from 10am-3.30pm. Enjoy fresh-baked sourdough, apple brioche and a variety of brunch classics.
As we change the menu with the seasons we also change the wine list to match. Ours has a focus on biodynamic, organic wine with minimum intervention and no sulphites. Between 5pm and 7pm, Wednesday to Friday, we offer 50% off all drink which makes it an ideal time to try something a little different.
Sunday roasts at Heirloom have been popular since we opened two and half years ago, and they book up really fast, so be sure to call ahead.
Heirloom is independently owned by chefs and brothers, Ian and David Macintosh.
See you soon.
35 Park Road
|Opening hours:||Dinner served 6-10pm Tue-Sat. Lunch served noon-4pm Sat; noon-6pm sun.|
|Transport:||Tube: Highgate or Crouch Hill overground|
|Price:||Meal for two with drinks and service: around £85|
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A fantastic, inventive, sometimes challenging and constantly changing menu, depending on seasonal food. Expertly cooked and a wonderful attentive yet relaxed atmosphere.
Tasting menu is always a winner, excellent produce and drink selections, great atmosphere and good honest service.
Outstanding food and service, every time I've visited - from the tasting menu to the sun day lunch. Also worth noting that the tasting menu is just as good as many of London's elite restaurants but at almost half the price.
Fantastic food, a great range of beer, lovely staff. What more could you ask for from a neighbourhood restaurant?
Delicious locally sourced produce served with a twist. The interior is beautiful eclectic English decor with old vinyl playing in the background.