Brisket Street Food Kitchen

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Brisket Street Food Kitchen

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Brisket Street Food Kitchen is a cosy joint in the heart of Finsbury Park serving in-house smoked meat and killer tacos, washed down with cocktails and craft beer.

We’re open Tuesday to Saturday for dinner and join us on Saturday and Sunday


Venue name: Brisket Street Food Kitchen
Address: 121 Stroud Road
N4 3PX
Price: £25 and under
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Richard V

This place has really improved since being re-branded to Brisket.  The Notorious PIG and Fat B****** burgers are both impressively tall, succulent and delicious.  I have been with friends, family and my girlfriend on separate occasions and they have all agreed that they are some mighty-fine burgers.  Each time I have been I found the staff friendly and efficient.  It also has a good selection of drinks from local places.  It is a worthy addition to all the foodie places on Stroud Green Road and I'm already looking forward until next time.

John N

Used to really enjoy this place when it was Rub, and while it wasn't the best slow-food/meat place in the world it was pretty damn good nevertheless; nice big portions, well-cooked food, good range of options (rice, fries, bread etc.), decent drinks...  

But having changed to Brisket at the start of February '15, it's now a totally different story, and our meal there was a huge disappointment.  What was advertised as "12-hour brisket" was just a couple of slices of beef with sauce on top - after 12 hours it should be falling apart - and the waiter even admitted that the 12 hours included the marinading time rather than the cooking.  The pork was the same, just slices with sauce poured over, and nothing like the 'pulled' meat Rub used to do, and what you'd expect from a place like this.  The fries were like frozen oven chips, the coleslaw was puny and tasteless, the portions and plates were way smaller than they used to be and the selection on offer was much more limited.  We went away hungry and cranky.  Not good.  If you're in Finsbury Park and are after some top-notch meat/bread combos, go to Max's sandwich shop on Crouch Hill instead.  

Don't go to Brisket expecting the same experience you had at Rub, it's a massive let-down.

Elizabeth M

Rub Diner is the place to watch out for 2015! Yesterday, my boyfriend and I stumbled over what I could only describe a little GEM aka Rub Diner. 

On entering the restaurant the staff were really friendly and welcoming. Although we were initially the only ones there, there was definitely ambience! The music was great and the interior reinforced the theme of the restaurant.

For drinks we had Rum punch, which I must say reminded me of being back in Grenada! We ordered our food shortly after and it was delivered in perfect timing. It was also delicious. I had the baby back ribs, with sweet potato chips. My boyfriend meal was also a treat (Burger, I can't remember the fancy name, sweet potato chips and slaw) ! For dessert, we had the Orio ice-cream, so yum!

I would rate the following as;

Staff: 10/10 

Dining space: 8/10

Food: 8/10 

Service: 9/10  

I am a huge critic of restaurant toilets, and whilst I must say the toilets here are small (they have 2 toilets), it was very clean. The decor was also quite quirk!

It appears that this restaurant is in it's early stages of life, but definitely off to a good start! The location is great also as there is a lot of upcoming restaurants, but not of this cuisine! 

Looking forward to attending again, thank you Rub! 



Rub Diner was, well, a pretty rubbish dining experience. That cheap pun about sums up the amount of effort I'm going to put into this such was our disappointment in this place.

Turned up with hangovers that were in dire need of satisfying, belly-stuffing grub and left feeling sadder and more depleted than when we arrived. 

Here's why:

Overcooked, tasteless burgers

Mac n cheese + pulled pork = total fail of a dish

Zero atmosphere/vibe in the diner

Diner-style food works because it's simple. These guys don't even get the basics right yet.

Hopefully they'll sort it out in the coming months once they find their feet.

Shayan  S

The restaurant has the vibe of somewhere trying to take off and trying to build on a lot. This is a relatively new place and changes are happening but it is good to see and I just hope they don't get ahead of themselves and instead focus on good food and a service to match.

In terms of value for money, this place delivers; the service was friendly but a bit all over the place but I can only see improvements happening. The food was good value and very satisfactory. I wouldn't go too much beyond that in terms of praise but I enjoyed my Bacon Mac, which was crispy on top and had creamy cheese running throughout the delicate macaroni. I would have preferred slightly bigger pieces of bacon, however it fulfilled its job of being cheesy and went some way to curing my hangover.

The Pulled Pork was served on a brioche and also can come with rice. This was tasty and the BBQ sauce gave it an extra zing but was a bit dry. Usually by smoking it for eight hours it should be juicy and therefore it shouldn't be dry. The brioche was a great touch and helped the dish and gave it a special touch. An extra mention will go to what my brother ordered- which was the Rub platter which consisted of Pulled Pork, Chicken Wings, Onion Rings, Chips and Coleslaw. there should have also been ribs but they had run out which was disappointing as ribs were one of the main attractions. At £20 it was value and he did seem happy with his choice. He wasn't over the moon but it did the trick and I agree.