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Melange - Crouch End

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About Melange - Crouch End

This stylish restaurant combines rustic Italian cooking with elegant French dishes, boasting a comprehensive menu of classic Mediterranean fare. Located right in the heart of London’s buzzing Crouch End, Melange is one of the areas chicest offerings with its opulent decor and long list of handcrafted cocktails alongside a range of breakfast, lunch and dinnertime options. You’ll find it located on Tottenham Lane – to avoid disappointment book a table in advance.

Opening Hours

  • Monday 12:00 - 22:30
  • Tuesday 12:00 - 22:30
  • Wednesday 12:00 - 22:30
  • Thursday 12:00 - 23:00
  • Friday 12:00 - 23:00
  • Saturday 10:00 - 23:00
  • Sunday 10:00 - 22:00
Melange - Crouch End, 45 Topsfield Parade Tottenham Lane, N8 8PT London

Further Information

Start your day in a decadent way over at Melange in London’s Crouch End with the breakfast pancakes topped with mixed fruits, maple syrup and creme fraiche, or go for a classic French lunchtime option like the croque monsieur. At dinnertime, you could begin with some duck rillette (shredded duck mixed with pork served with sourdough bread, cornichons, shallots and salad) or oven-baked camembert cheese cooked with garlic and dessert wine.

From seafood linguine to ravioli and grilled chicken breast in a creamy mushroom sauce and gratin Dauphinois, the menu features an array of both Italian and French dishes, so there’s something to suit all tastes. With its chic surroundings, Melange is as good for drinks as it is for dinner, and you’ll find a menu of tasty cocktails, sip on a La Vie En Rose (rose, vanilla, lime and prosecco) or a If You Dare (chilli, apple juice, vodka, lime, sugar and prosecco) as you relax in the trendy environment. To score one if the best seats at this charming restaurant on Tottenham Lane in London’s Crouch End, make a reservation in advance.

CHEF'S CHOICE

187 Reviews

5.3 /6 Excellent 187 Reviews
Service: extraordinary
Food: heavenly
Waiting Time: no waiting time
Atmosphere: excellent
Noise: quiet
Quality/Price: cheap
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1 review so far 6
09.08.2017 08:31

Fantastic experience. Fabulous food and fabulous service. Don't miss the Bloody Mary! I'll be back for more. And truly exceptional value. What more could anyone want?

1 review so far 6
08.08.2017 22:31

First time we had been to Melange. Staff very friendly. Straightaway we felt relaxed. Service excellent and not intrusive. Food very good and atmosphere buzzing, but not too loud. Lovely end to our week's holiday in London. Would recommend.

1 review so far 6
07.08.2017 23:41

Food was delicious and really reasonably priced. The service was excellent. I would definitely recommend Melange to anyone and I will absolutely be going back.

2 reviews so far 6
06.08.2017 18:33

Great breakfast - now I rate this as one of the best breakfast platters. Lovely restaurant. Good service throughout. All at a very reasonable price.

2 reviews so far 5
27.04.2016 08:20

we absolutley love Melange - the food is good (not exceptional) but we like it for the service and ambience. New staff (& management?) at our last visit has lost them a point as our waitress seemed to be hassled by the mangament to not spend so much time talking to us...that's the point of us going. It was not stupidly busy, we would have understoood that, but it did seem as though "running a tight ship" was more important than making us feel good about being there. Good, friendly service has always been our main reason fo going there so often - hopefully those at the top remember that!

1 review so far 6
14.10.2016 17:39

As usual the atmosphere was excellent & friendly. Simple but very stylish decor. The staff were VERY attentive and accommodating to my guests food requests. The food was superb and one of my guests from Leeds commented that when in London next she would book another visit to Melange as she had eaten the best Crab cake she had ever tasted. Being a Vegetarian, the food options were varied & DELICIOUS. EXCELLENT as usual !!!

4 reviews so far 5
24.05.2016 22:11

Melange can always be relied on for delicious food, lovely staff and a pleasant atmosphere. It's my favourite Crouch End eatery, in spite of tough competition. I highly recommend the steak. Another plus is that the music played is enjoyable without being over bearing. You can actually have a conversation which is why I have become a regular, it's a great place to get together with friends. It is also great value for money, 2& 3 course meals are so reasonably priced. I'm a fan!

1 review so far 4
05.09.2016 09:55

I visited Melange wis my hasbend and we were surprised with service. It was in high standart, unforgettable. I liked everything what I have ordered but my hasbend wasn't so happy with his choice. It doesen't mean that the food wasn't well prepared, just unfortunatley not in his taste. Oh and one more thing if you like strong espresso you can bravely order it. It was the strongest espresso what I have ever had in my life😄. So overall we liked it just one minus, dirty toilet.

4 reviews so far 5
13.05.2016 16:26

Steak at Melange never disappoints. If you do not like salt very much, make sure you ask them not to put any on your chips as for me they are often over salted. Service is friendly and efficient. I went with friends who said it was the best steak they ever had. I am a regular and have never eaten anything there I did not like.

1 review so far 6
26.08.2016 17:34

Melange is our usual and favourite eatery in Crouch End. The food never disappoints, the staff are friendly and accomodating to possibly annoying habitual diners like ourselves. Its unstuffy and you are made to feel welcome unlike some places where you are made to feel fortunate to be eating there at all. Happy days!!

1 review so far 5
16.12.2016 07:53

The restaurant is not as big as I imagined from pictures I saw on the website, but it was not too small. The seats are not too squashed. The lights were too dim for reading the menu, especially when you forget to bring your glasses and in the evening. But the food were very good, all of us enjoyed our dishes, sea bream, rib eye steak and sirloin steak. I ordered prawns as my appetisers but I could not believe it they just cooked the whole prawns with shells on and with the gut still in! I was a little disappointed that the menu does seem as exciting as they make you believe from their website or facbook page. But we were all happy with our food.

4 reviews so far 4
11.10.2016 07:54

Always happy to eat at Melange. Food is reliaby good and service very friendly and efficient. My only criticism is that they tend to over salt everything but it is fine if you simply ask them not to add salt. The atmosphere is busy without being noisy which is a great bonus. You can actually go there to chat with your friends over a nice meal. Remains my favourite Crouch End eatery.

1 review so far 6
19.05.2016 10:20

We went to Melange to celebrate my daughter's 12th birthday. As always, great food, great service and lovely interior. We rate it very highly and will continue going back. They put a candle on my daughter's dessert and gave it to us on the house. Love that place!

2 reviews so far 6
27.09.2016 09:05

love it love it!! The food is usually very good (I had the tuna steak...& although i ate a lot of it, it wasn't really cooked enough in the middle for me - i asked if they could just quickly pan fry it for a few seconds..no problem at all they said. they came back with a whole new peice done to perfection!!!) The main reason we go though is because the staff are amazing! - friendly and attentive. Always our first choice of restaurant.

1 review so far 6
25.02.2017 09:36

A really lovely restaurant! We both had fillet steak which was perfectly cooked and delicious, as well as a great bottle of Malbec. The staff here are really good too, friendly and efficient. Looking forward to going to Melange again.

1 review so far 6
20.04.2017 08:32

There was a wide selection on the menu and the food was really tasty and very reasonably priced. The staff were very friendly, the service was quick and there was a lovely atmosphere in the restaurant. I thoroughly recommend Melange.

2 reviews so far 5
03.09.2016 08:48

We had a lovely dinner here last night. The food was delicious. We shared the prawn starter - perfectly cooked in a lovely sauce. I then had the duck breast- what a great combination of flavours. Followed by sharing the creme brule and the creme caramel, both delicious! The service was so friendly and the prices pretty reasonable for the quality of food. I only have one small complaint about the evening and that was that the restaurant was really hot! Otherwise we had a lovely birthday dinner and I would definitely go back!

7 reviews so far 6
09.02.2017 07:59

Melange is a popular and favourite restaurant to visit in Crouch End. Excellent steaks and seafood with friendly and attentive service. We had starter, main meal and two bottles of wine between four, which worked out at £35 each.

1 review so far 5
23.02.2016 05:49

Was perfect pre-cinema meal with great food served at the right pace and with friendly service. We shared the baked brie to start and then I had the steak both of which were excellent. The steak was tasty and cooked rare as requested (much better than a speciality steak restaurant I visited two weeks beforehand could manage!). My wife had the lamb shank which was also great. Finally the atmosphere and decoration were also really relaxing. Definitely recommend and would happily go back (or try their other branch in High Barnet).

2 reviews so far 5
26.03.2017 18:30

It's a great place and the menu is straightforward and appetising. The only negative note was just how crowded and therefore noisy it was at 8.45 when we arrived. The waiting staff seemed too few and terribly rushed for such a crowd. They did get part of our order wrong, which I think reflected the pressure they were under. They were very apologetic and produced the correct dish very quickly. But definitely not the place to go if you want a conversation with your companion on a Saturday night

1 review so far 6
01.03.2017 16:28

The food was lovely and reasonably priced. The service was quick and efficient and the waitress was very pleasant. This was my second visit to Melange and I will be back.

1 review so far 5
12.10.2016 22:40

Warm welcome on arrival and excellent service throughout the evening. Menu varied and our choices were very tasty and price reasonable. Good ambience but noise levels increased when Melange filled up later making conversation difficult.

1 review so far 5
18.07.2017 13:38

Lovely night out with friends for a birthday celebration. The crab starter I had was delicious, and my tuna main course served exactly as requested. My friends also enjoyed their choices and we all thought the service, food, atmosphere just great. Definitely a place to return to. They also didn't hesitate to push back my booking after I called to say I'd be half an hour late! Excellent.

2 reviews so far 5
29.03.2017 19:01

We are regular customers at Melange and it has not disappointed yet. Food is simple but very good; the menu doesn't change much but there is a reasonable choice and the service is excellent.

1 review so far 6
29.05.2016 19:33

Second time for me eating at Melange. Yet again the food and service was amazing and will now be on my list of places to go and eat.

1 review so far 5
14.05.2017 08:56

Went for brunch. The food was good although not amazing, but the space was not as busy as other local cafés, which was very nice. Service was good and fast, and they provided a high chair for our baby. All in all we had a nice time and would come back, especially given that we can book ahead (almost impossible for brunch in Crouch End).

1 review so far 6
27.03.2016 22:00

Because of the Daylight Savings Time, the staff called me to double check my booking time and ensured we had a table saved correctly. The service was impeccable and the food was equally so. Really wonderful night, the atmosphere was excellent with 20's style swing music in the background. Will definitely be going back.

1 review so far 6
10.03.2016 10:40

Beautiful food and cosy,welcoming atmosphere. There staff are very friendly and helpful. This was my second time at Melange and I will definitely be returning very soon.

1 review so far 6
05.05.2016 18:38

As solid in terms of food and service as always. Melange has become one of my favourite restaurants around. Thank you for another lovely, delicious, fun evening!

1 review so far 6
18.10.2016 22:56

One of the best atmospheres with an enjoyable time Great service from start to finish Some of the best tasting food that Ive ever eaten You can taste the quality of the products and I would highly recommend melange to any body who wants to have quality food and also enjoy the atmosphere

1 review so far 5
08.08.2016 13:15

We loved the restaurant, great ambience, food good although as we ate rather late some dishes were off, but the staff were attentive and service very good. The starters and mains are all very nice, the wine choices excellent, but we thought the dessert choices rather unexciting. If they had been a bit more interesting, we would definitely have ordered desserts as well.

2 reviews so far 5
29.10.2016 17:55

The service was impeccable, loved this Charlie Chaplin movie being played on the project. Great spot for people watching too. Calamari was immense as was flat bread and chicken caesar. My mistake was overindulging on starters. Still managed a lovely sirloin and the creme caramel with a macchiato. Me and my girlfriend loved every mouthful. Plus the waitress is from Burnley. Winner.

1 review so far 6
18.12.2016 09:30

Excellent service, and a very good steak. It does have the slight feel of a chain but that didn't bother me as the food more than made it up for it. It's good to see a business thriving there as it was always as difficult space to fill. Would go back

1 review so far 6
18.02.2017 13:19

From the food and atmosphere to the service we couldn't fault Melange. Absolutely beautiful Valentines dinner, looking forward to visiting again in the near future.

1 review so far 6
28.04.2016 12:55

Ate at Melange for the second time in a fortnight. Extremely impressed - with the food, and especially the service. Incredibly friendly yet efficient staff.

1 review so far 6
01.03.2016 09:40

Melange is a great value neighbourhood restaurant, Mon to Wed there is a good set menu with a reasonable range of dishes. Calimari are recommended!

1 review so far 4
19.02.2016 08:20

We went to Melange for the first time and really enjoyed it. It's a great neighbourhood restaurant with a warm, buzzy atmosphere. Starters were good and steak was tasty with great chips. I would definitely go back.

1 review so far 5
11.08.2017 12:46

Good food and good value, would certainly eat at melange again in the future. My only minor gripe was that they showed my guest to the wrong table in a part of the restaurant not visible to me when he arrived. I only found out he was there when I texted to find out why he was late!

2 reviews so far 5
25.02.2016 11:40

Mid week set menu is a real treat! we upgraded to t he Sirloin steak but it was so worth it. Always have a great time at Melange.

6 reviews so far 5
16.09.2016 09:02

Have been to Melange many times and the service is always very good the quality and value always outstanding I do hope they keep it up

1 review so far 5
10.06.2016 08:39

Very friendly waitress who picked up on the fact it was a birthday and added a candle to the appropriate dessert. Enjoyable food, we had the set menu. Unfortunately had run out of the steak at 8pm but the trout was excellent. We did feel the wine prices were a bit steep.

1 review so far 5
24.08.2016 16:28

This is a greet place with excellent value for money. The maintenance of high standards day in day out is exemplary. The staff are friendly and diligent. This is our place to go whenever we visit Crouch End. I love it. Maybe the best steaks this side of the Scottish border.

1 review so far 5
20.05.2016 09:16

Melange is a Welcoming local restaurant with consistently good food and a great atmosphere. The fish stew was excellent. Service was friendly, helpful and efficient.

4 reviews so far 5
04.12.2016 10:44

There were 4 of us for the early evening set menu and the food was delicious. The leather seating against the far wall was comfortable with enough space between other diners. The restaurant got quite busy around 8 pm. The staff are friendly and hard working. Lovely evening, thank you

1 review so far 5
10.03.2016 12:07

Really good local restaurant. Great steaks and excellent service. The only gripe I have is the metal chairs are rather uncomfortable so don't really want to make you stay longer than you need to! Not sure if that was their intention...Change the chairs and I'd definitely go more often.

3 reviews so far 5
16.02.2016 09:33

Very nice atmosphere. We visited on a busy Saturday night but service was fast and efficient. I ordered the 10oz sirloin steak which was cooked as I had requested and my wife thoroughly enjoyed the sea bream. Would recommend for a comfortable and relaxing evening meal out.

1 review so far 6
04.04.2016 11:54

Excellent food and service, very child friendly. Excellent for lunch when guests are visiting Crouch End. The lunch set menu is very good value, we shared three starters and had the sirloin and duck for lunch, everything was fantastic.

1 review so far 6
08.11.2016 09:38

Food was excellent - especially the calamari & scallop starters. Duck main was incredible as was the Malbec we had with it. Nice atmos in the restaurant and staff v attentive. Second time visiting and will happily go again

3 reviews so far 5
15.02.2017 08:57

Enjoyed a very nice meal from set Valentine's Day menu. Unfortunately my side dish was forgotten but as a gesture of good will we were given a complimentary side and coffees. Plus service charge was waived. So we left very happy and will return again soon.

1 review so far 6
30.12.2016 07:01

Very tasty food and very pleasant service, good location and relaxing decor inside. Comfortable seating arrangement. I would recommend this restaurant to my friends because one can always choose something tasteful in such well arranged and interesting menu.