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Heirloom (CLOSED)

Restaurants, British Crouch End and Hornsey
5 out of 5 stars
(22user reviews)

Time Out says

Please note, Heirloom has now closed. Time Out Food editors, NOVEMBER 2019. 

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. 

By: Roopa Gulati



Address: 35 Park Road
N8 8TE
Transport: Tube: Highgate or Crouch Hill overground
Price: Meal for two with drinks and service: around £85
Opening hours: Dinner served 6-10pm Tue-Sat. Lunch served noon-4pm Sat; noon-6pm sun.
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Users say (22)

5 out of 5 stars

Average User Rating

4.8 / 5

Rating Breakdown

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Wow, what an absolute corker of a meal my friend and I had at this restaurant last night. I was blown away by my crab starter, I'd never had anything like it. The fish mains we chose were beautifully delicate and fresh with this incredible fennel and monks beard (yes we found that funny too) it was served on bouncing with flavour.

The cocktails we were welcomed with were really original and the wine we chose delicious. We were so enjoying our meal - the thought of expense and calories went out the window, so we ordered a cheese board and the chocolate dessert with a side of port to finish us off. Often chocolate desserts can be too rich or too heavy - this was perfection.

But the thing about this restaurant is that, it's great food, undoubtedly, but it also felt good too. The decor is warm and inviting, the overall layout comfortable and the welcome by the staff was wonderful.

I need to save a few pennies first, but I'll absolutely be going back - I loved the food, the ambience and the restaurant's ethical values. Well done guys! 


Love this place! Great rustic spanish style romantic restaurant with tasty food and brillant selection of drinks.

The best food & menu in the area. We use Heirloom every time we have something worth celebrating!

The staff, the drinks, the food, the atmosphere. Crouch End's best kept secret.

Great quality products at a local venue I can walk to coupled with friendly knowledgeable staff.

Imaginative young team serving great modern British cuisine inspiring locals with new ideas.

No need to head into the West End when you've got local food that tastes like THIS.


Heirloom is interesting, good food. If you make a night of it, it's not too bad otherwise it might get a little pricey.

What made it 5 stars for me was the cheese selection and the willingness for our waiter to teach us about the cheeses we'd picked, plus give us a little taste of the others...

Definitely worth a visit if you make the trip up to Crouch End!

Incredible food, well worth going for the tasting menu - even if it is a little pricey.

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.

Staff Writer

Heirloom serves a proper Sunday Roast - it's as if you were in the countryside (Highgate Woods and the Parkland Walk are not far if you wanted to walk it off after). Generous portions, especially hugeYorkshire Puddings, juicy meats and with all fresh from the farm produce and friendly service - what's not to like!

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