It’s not every day that one encounters a superior Italian restaurant and a fantastic hookah lounge in one place. In fact, we can only think of one. Regents Park Road’s Skyler combines the brilliant, fresh flavours of Italian cooking with a standalone shisha bar for an experience like no other in London’s Finchley. Great food, great drinks, fantastic shisha and excellent service, there’s good reason that Skyler is so popular in north London and beyond.
There are a couple of things which indicate that your Italian restaurant is a good one. The first is a menu laid out in the traditional way, starting with antipasti plates, before moving onto classic primi plates of pasta and creamy risotto and then the secondi plates of hearty meat and fish. And while that is likely to be rather too much food for guests that didn’t grow up in an Italian household, guests are invited to break the tradition at Regents Park Road’s Skyler and tuck into what they fancy. The second indicator is high quality, classic ingredients, and here Skyler in London’s Finchley has you covered too, with excellent, light mozzarella, fresh prawns and grilled sea bass flying the flag for il bel paese.
Once diners have satisfied their hunger, it’s time to indulge in that other Skyler speciality: hookah. Like their Italian dining options, Finchley’s premier hookah lounge takes its shisha very seriously. Those looking to relax with a pipe are presented with a menu of shisha favourites and fun cocktail-style house specialties like Skyler Joon (changes daily) and Anguria Fresca which mixes berry and sweetness. For diners and smokers on Regents Park Road, Skyler is a place like no other.