Food & fun on Blackstock Road

Follow our itinerary for a day out on Blackstock Road


There is no shortage of enticing eateries in Finsbury Park and Blackstock Road is no exception. Take a stroll from Seven Sisters and down towards Highbury to discover the hidden gems of Blackstock Road.

Start with breakfast at The Happening Bagel Bakery. Their extensive range of bagels and fillings as well as specialist bread, pastries and cakes are not only delicious but baked fresh throughout the day.

Stop for a coffee break at Lara’s Caffeteria or Blighty Cafe, founding member of the Blighty commonwealth of cafes that offer food, coffee and creative collaboration. Enjoy one of their signature English breakfasts and stick around for a yoga class or a game of table tennis.

Great value lunch deals can be found at Small and Beautiful, a Mediterranean restaurant with a two course menu for £9.95, available until 7pm. Don’t be put off coming here later though, they do 25% off all food on their evening menu too. If you don’t have time for a sit down meal, head across the road for a tasty Chinese at Zing Zing, who are on a mission to lead a Chinese takeaway revolution.

There’s enough going on down Blackstock Road for a fun filled afternoon between lunch and dinner. If shopping’s your thing, check out the House of Hodge charity bookshop, or browse through handmade furniture made from reclaimed wood in Gathering Moss. For something a bit more creative check out Clay Time, a local pottery studio holding classes and workshops for children and adults of all abilities.

Time for some late afternoon relaxation? Head to Zoraza Spa. They offer a range of hair and beauty treatments, as well as a facial and full body massage package for just £49. If you fancy sitting back with a good book pop into the N4 library, open late until 8pm on Monday and Wednesday evenings.

Stroll back up the road for dinner and stop at Salvation in Noodles. This Vietnamese noodle bar offers sharing dishes as well as a full selection of traditional Pho. Pizza lovers; drop by Yard Sale Pizza, a casual diner with an original menu and winners of a 2016 Time Out Love London award.

Don’t forget dessert! Before heading home make a visit to Med Sweets Patisserie for a delicious pastry pit stop.