Finding itself between Finsbury Park station and Crouch Hill on Stroud Green Road, La Fabrica has all the markings of a generic NW London eatery – the classy (accurately spelt) foreign name, the upmarket location and handy commuter links for a quick mid-week dinner. To taint La Fabrica with this stereotype is to do it an injustice, however. After a decade’s gestation, La Fabrica is ready to take on London’s dining scene with its superior quality Spanish food and wine.
There is no doubt that La Fabrica, with its stripped-back-to-the-brick walls, low light and dark wood, is a dining room for grown-ups. David, the Finsbury Park restaurant’s founder, envisaged La Fabrica as a community-orientated restaurant, a place for Stroud Road locals to grab a glass of wine and a plate or two of tapas after work. Five years on from its inception, his vision has borne fruit. With a wine list that demonstrates David’s peerless knowledge of grapes and vintages from around the world, and an uncompromisingly-Spanish food menu, guests at La Fabrica are invited to sample a little of the Spanish lifestyle in NW London.
For London diners with a strong sense of Iberian flavours, the dishes at La Fabrica are a balm for a city which struggles with sloppy paella and phony tapas. Instead, the team at this Finsbury Park’s Stroud Road serve delicately balanced dishes which offer classic Spanish dishes with a thoroughly modern twist. Guests are invited to ask the wait staff for help pairing their dishes with the perfect wine to complement the food’s flavours – the Spanish take eating and drinking very seriously indeed, after all.
A great wine list, well-prepared plates, and absolutely amazing staff put La Fabrica above most other tapas restaurants.
Love this place: the staff are fantastic and efficient, the atmosphere is always relaxing and vibrant and the food is spot on. When we want a taste of authentic Spain without the Easyjet, we come here.
It's never disappointing. Gorgeous food and lovely staff. My friend was late and to my surprise, the waiter gave me a complementary bowl of olives and a glass of pink fizz. That was a nice touch.
The atmosphere is upbeat yet intimate. The service was fast and friendly. There was a great range of tapas from the familiar to the specials. Of which we tried a few. I would go again, although I think it was a little pricey.
Excellent Food, Great atmosphere. Unfortunately the service was a let down as we waited too long on several occasions throughout the evening to be served - however saying that the staff are friendly and approachable, just need to be a little more observant.
Always friendly service with delicious food. Only doesn't get the 6th star because their beetroot salad doesn't really have enough beetroot in it to deserve the name. It's really just a green salad with a small sprinkling of beetroot. Other than that, perfection!!
Great food and fun ambience. The staff are very friendly and went out of their way to accommodate a food allergy. We went on Valentines Day and were very happy that they did not force us to order from an expensive set menu.
Food was nice not outstanding. Staff were frantic but very pleasant however I have to agree with several reviews here regarding plates being left and time in between certain dishes. Staff also apologised for inconvenience and offered a free digestif. Quite pricey for quantity. Wouldn't rush back but nice once every so often...
As always very good food and excellent service. Their gin and tonics are amazing. Not too sure about the fish dish with the cauliflower but the pay as bra as we had 2 portions of
Have been here a number of times and have always found the staff to be very friendly and the food great. Excellent selection of gins and knowledgable wine waiter. One of the dishes was a bit tepid but everything else was fine.