My Cottage Cafe

Finsbury ParkLebanese, Middle Eastern££££
Excellent
5.2/6
102 Reviews
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About My Cottage Cafe

Just a short walk from London’s Finsbury Park station, My Cottage Cafe is flying its all-too-modest flag for home-style Lebanese cuisine from its quaint premises along Clifton Terrace, right next to the Finsbury Park Theatre. Owned and operated by a husband and wife team, it’s hard to find more a more authentic Lebanese menu and meze selection than that on offer here, all prepared from scratch using ingredients that the chef selects himself. As any fan of Lebanese food knows, delicious vegetarian options abound, but there’s also a bounty of fish and halal meat dishes available too.

Opening Times

Open now - Closes at 11:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Sunday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Monday
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:30 pm

Address

My Cottage Cafe
10A Clifton Terrace, Finsbury Park
London N4 3JP

Menu Highlights

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Starters

Moutabel

£4.95

Lamb Sambousek

Delicious deep fried pastry filled with juicy minced lamb, onions and tasty pine nuts.
£4.95

Kibbeh Maklieh

A Lebanese Speciality, minced lamb and pine kernels seasoned
£6.45
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More about My Cottage Cafe, London

Whether or not you are capable of feeling proper nostalgia for the Levant, dining at My Cottage Cafe makes you feel like you’re guests in the Middle Eastern home of the husband and wife team that run Finsbury Park’s favourite Lebanese eatery, far away from London. Hung with heirlooms and curios, and with seating on long communal cushioned benches at reclaimed tables (a couple outside as well), there’s a quaint eccentricity at work in this diminutive Clifton Terrace restaurant that makes the experience all the more memorable. All this is merely a prelude to the fabulous food, however. Every day, the chef heads out to market, bringing back fresh, hand-picked ingredients to weave into a tapestry of traditional vegetarian, maritime and meaty (halal) Lebanese dishes, accompanied by refreshing homemade mint lemonade and juices, plus fiery Lebanese arak, Champagne and cocktails.

Ideally located next to the Finsbury Park Theatre, My Cottage Cafe is a perfect spot to share a stack of inventive Lebanese meze platters before or after the show. The signature My Cottage Mezza is a good start, featuring the chef’s most popular dishes: falafel and hummus, cheese sambousek pastries, spicy aubergine moutabel, fresh tabbouleh and warak enab, stuffed vine leaves. Ask the friendly family of wait staff if you’d like to swap out a dish for, say, the punchy spiced sujuk or the seed-sprinkled halloumi. Heftier meals down Clifton Terrace are also possible, with all of the charcoal grilled mains served alongside My Cottage Cafe’s house Mediterranean salad and freshly baked flatbread. From kibbeh and freca to fried or grilled king prawns, these dishes are lovingly prepared representatives of Lebanese cuisine in north London.

102 My Cottage Cafe Reviews

Excellent
5.2/6
102 Reviews
Service:Great
Waiting time:Exceptionally good
Noise levels:Pleasant
Food:Outstanding
Atmosphere:Pleasant
Value for money:Great value
New"Excellent"
6/6
Anthony H.11 days ago · 1 review

Great flavours and excellent cooking . Stop here for pre theatre dinner . Friendly staff and very busy with take aways . Reasonable prices for quality food .

"Excellent"
6/6
Anita T.2 months ago · 1 review

Was really happy with the ambience. Decor. Quaint Friendly. Good food choice. Great food Loved it recommend it best to book a table as its a popular cafe. A great find

"Excellent"
6/6
Marcia S.3 months ago · 7 reviews

Lovely food and atmosphere , and cool despite London's enervating heat. Timing great for pre-theatre - delightful service, unobtrusive while very efficient. Will go again!