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Stingray

Kentish Town Gluten-free ££ +100
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About Stingray

Stingray is where London’s Tufnell Park goes to get a bite of modern European cuisine with an emphasis on the Italian and Mediterranean ends of the dining spectrum. And, once bit, there’s no going back to lesser restaurants of this type in north London. Stingray has the balance right, gliding into diners’ little black books as a default destination for Italian pasta and traditional pizza (both available in gluten-free form too). A warm and inviting restaurant along Fortress Road, close to the station, this is a top spot for family gatherings or a casually romantic rendezvous.

Opening Hours

  • Monday Closed
  • Tuesday 17:00 - 23:00
  • Wednesday 17:00 - 23:00
  • Thursday 17:00 - 23:00
  • Friday 12:00 - 23:00
  • Saturday 12:00 - 23:00
  • Sunday 12:00 - 23:00
Stingray, 135 Fortress Road, NW5 2HR London

Further Information

Stingray sticks out like a sore thumb among the other eateries down Fortress Road, within earshot of Tufnell Park station and very much shouted about among the north London community. Easily spotted for its pillar-box red frontage, Stingray is also ostentatiously busy most nights. Affordable yet premium, this is one modern European and Italian restaurant that eschews snootiness in favour of a family-friendly, casual dining experience that in turn doesn’t skimp on quality. It’s for these reasons that Stingray has become a local fixture in the Tufnell Park community.

Stingray offers everything you’d expect from a classic Italian restaurant, but with a far more down-home, trattoria-style vibe than most other London Italian restaurants with such a comprehensive offering. The menu covers starters, mains, pasta, risotto and salads, but perhaps the most popular covered base is Stingray’s selection of pizza – always a Tufnell Park favourite. Real gems are to be found in this Italian restaurant’s special main menu, where Italian ravioli and homemade gnocchi meet Spanish-Basque-style cod and hefty burgers and steaks. There’s also a kids’ menu and an incredible selection of homemade desserts and gelati on offer. Book now and catch the Stingray bug!

CHEF'S CHOICE

44 Reviews

5.0 /6 Excellent 44 Reviews
Noise: quiet
Food: heavenly
Quality/Price: great value
Atmosphere: entertaining
Waiting Time: short
Service: extraordinary
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1 review so far 6
26.04.2017 15:46

What a find, delicious gluten free pizza and calamari, without crowds. Staff were very accommodating and knowledgeable, I'll definitely be back next time I'm in this neck of the woods

1 review so far 6
13.03.2017 08:50

My second visit to Stingray's in a month and I can say the 'four seasons' pizza I had was probably the best I've ever tasted. Wonderful staff, friendly atmosphere and already looking forward to my third visit soon...

2 reviews so far 6
18.02.2017 09:22

The food was fantastic, the portions were enormous. They had set it up really nicely for Valentine's day. Will definitely be going back. I had the Hawaiian pizza with a gluten free base and the base tasted just like a regular one.

1 review so far 6
07.12.2016 05:45

Fantastic gluten free food and very friendly and nice staff. I have celiac disease and really appreciate a nice warm pizza made by someone else. We will be back!

2 reviews so far 6
25.10.2016 09:39

As always, my meal at Stingray was amazing. Truly the best pizza in London. The gluten-free bases are handmade to order and taste just as good -- if not better -- as the standard bases. The garlic pizza bread with cheese is phenomenal, and the pizza toppings are always fresh and plentiful. The atmosphere inside the restaurant is cosy, and the staff are always very friendly and helpful.

1 review so far 3
10.11.2015 14:05

This restaurant was listed as a very good option for anyone who is Gluten intolerant. Yet when we turned up for our reservation we found out that other than gluten free fusilli or a gluten free pizza base they did nothing else. Out of all the starters listed on the menu only one is gluten free (the olives) which was not exactly a wide choice. The mains were more widely available but actually cost more for the gluten free option by £1-2 extra, which seems highly inappropriate when you have a disease that forces you to eat the gluten free option. As for pudding, there was a banoffee pie marked as gluten free and then nothing else except scoops of ice cream.. Overall I found the experience quite difficult as the waitress didn't know what was gluten free and wouldn't just inform us of what did not contain gluten but rather let us keep asking "Can I have..?" before saying no. I would recommend this restaurant only because if you are not gluten intolerant then you will very much enjoy the food, if you have any sort of dietary requirements I'd suggest looking else where.

1 review so far 5
04.04.2017 16:55

We were in the UK for 10 days and the Stingray had by far the best and friendliest service we experienced. The gluten free food was great. We couldn't finish our main courses and when we took it back to our hotel to share with others they couldn't even tell it was gluten free and enjoyed it.

6 reviews so far 5
29.02.2016 09:38

Stingray was laidback, friendly, inviting and had the best gluten free pizza I've ever eaten! They also had a gluten free lager - Crop Circle. So for someone like me who struggles to find tasty gluten free options. I'll definitely be making the journey from SW again

2 reviews so far 6
06.04.2016 10:00

I love, love, love Stingray. Hands down the best gluten-free pizza in London! Top tip -- order the garlic pizza bread with cheese, it is just heaven. Make sure you try it with their home-made chilli oil, too.

4 reviews so far 6
11.09.2016 11:49

we went with 2 friends who are gluten free as the menu has extensive GF offerings! we had great pizzas with a lovely thin base and the potato skins starter was lovely! nice vibe upstairs where we sat, a little noisy at first as we were seated next to a large party of 10 but once they left the noise levels were fine. we would definitely go there again and would recommend a visit.

6 reviews so far 5
13.01.2016 12:39

Second visit to this restaurant, we were five persons, the staff was attentive. The food took a little bit too long to arrive, I don't know if it was to try to serve all os us at the same time. Food was tasty, including the gluten free base. I recommend making your own pizza, is 8.45 with up to 4 toppings. I also saw one salad on another table and the portion is huge.

1 review so far 5
22.06.2017 19:22

Hurrah for air conditioning on a hot day. We shared a charcuterie board which was full of wonderful ham, salami, cheese, etc, and we were brought more bread too. The pizzas were thin and truly fresh with a good choice of toppings. Too full for a pudding but did sneak a bit of waffle and ice cream. Yum. Not the most atmospheric of restaurants but the service was cheery and helpful.

1 review so far 6
28.07.2016 10:13

Very good service and the pizzas came within minutes. There was a private party upstairs so we couldn't dine there, but luckily we booked the last table. The gf pizzas were cool and I liked the styles of the other pizza. There was a plethora of pizza to choose from. 100% returning here because of cheap, great service.

4 reviews so far 5
29.11.2015 10:09

Staff very friendly and helpful. I had a pizza mexicana and it was amazing as well as the starter and desert. Very affordable prices with a 3 set course for £15. I went with a friend that as a gluten intolerance and they have almost everything gluten free. Although I live 1h away from the restaurant, I'll definitely return even without my friend :p

1 review so far 5
10.09.2016 11:23

Great food, one of the best gluten free pizzas I've ever had, extra points for availability of gluten free beer. Service was quite slow, but i think this was down to some new starters on the waiting team. Really convenient for the Tufnell Dome just down the road, so will definitely be back next time I'm at a gig there!

1 review so far 5
05.11.2015 10:13

Great gluten free and regular pizzas - weekdays deals for beer and pizza and also three course deals, very well priced for a fresh, tasty and generous serving of food. Wonderful service and friendly atmosphere - i'll definitely be going back or ordering a takeaway from them in the future.

1 review so far 5
27.03.2017 07:22

Good food and great service, will definitely be going to Stingray again in the future. Would recommend to anyone who enjoys authentic Italian style pizza.

4 reviews so far 5
12.03.2017 22:14

Took my 7yr old for a pizza and were efficiently looked after and empty plates all round. My kids always ask to come here for a meal out so it's nice to have it on out door step

1 review so far 6
17.04.2016 12:00

it was great, cocktails were tasty, food was amazing, I had pasta with halloumi cheese and it was best ever! My friend had a steak and was very much pleased too.

4 reviews so far 5
07.09.2016 10:26

Had a family meal last night to celebrate sons first day back at school. All food was really good and house wine perfectly good. The largest tiramisu in the world which beat us all sharing 2 portions..

4 reviews so far 5
26.06.2016 19:22

Food was lovely. It was a bit busier than usual so had to wait for our mains but waitress was very appologetic. Had the seafood tagliatelle which was a huge portion with loads of calamari. Yum.

3 reviews so far 5
24.11.2016 17:53

This is a great little restaurant very close to Tuffnell Park station. The pizzas are very good and the portion sizes are just right. Great value for money and perfect for a relaxed night out.

2 reviews so far 6
30.04.2016 10:29

Very nice, friendly and speedy service. Very kind waiting staff, could probably fix the door a bit better on the bathroom though, all in all a very amiable experience!

1 review so far 6
07.03.2016 09:13

Great restaurant. Warm and relaxed atmosphere and a good selection of gluten free food. Pizza's were massive and proper Italian style and the pastas were really good as well.

1 review so far 6
10.10.2016 16:41

A++ Would def go there again :) Top customer service and food. It was great value and would recommend it to all of my friends and family

6 reviews so far 3
07.05.2016 08:07

The service is going down, new staff, we waited too long for our food to be served and other table that ordered about 10' later than us got the food first. Same issue with the desserts, waiting too long, we cancelled them, however they offered us a compensation and gave one dessert for free.

6 reviews so far 5
10.01.2016 17:58

The food and the prices were pretty good, a bit pricey the dessert only. I ordered a gluten free pizza and I must say that the taste surprised me, I'll visit again.

1 review so far 6
24.01.2016 11:52

As a regular customer there service is always top notch pizza, pasta, various starters are a great portion size and amazing value for money would recommend

1 review so far 6
28.08.2016 11:38

Great selection of GF food and drinks. Staff were polite and attentive. Great price also and good to have a choice of small or large pizza.

1 review so far 5
19.05.2017 10:31

Gluten free pizza was crispy and well cooked, they also offer vegan cheese upon request. The staff are lovely, the food is good and there's a nice selection of drinks

1 review so far 5
29.03.2017 17:09

Nice people and very good pizzas and pasta, at a reasonable price. It is a friendly cafe but not overly smart or busy but we were there quite early

2 reviews so far 5
01.06.2017 16:47

The food was delicious and a great choice for all gluten sufferers. The atmosphere was great with quick and responsive waiting staff. Would definitely recommend to a friend

6 reviews so far 5
09.02.2016 19:22

So far best gluten free pizza that I've had, it's a pity that the place doesn't have a better location. Need to try other things next time :)

6 reviews so far 5
01.02.2016 15:51

Another visit, another good value and tasty food, I still recommend the create your own pizza! We tried some gelatos this time and the scoops were really yummy!

1 review so far 5
22.11.2015 15:11

Really yummy, fresh, healthy food with a wide reange of chioices, including gluten free and vegetarian. Service was great, good selection of wine and nice setting.

1 review so far 5
15.05.2016 08:27

Very friendly staff, great food with huge portions, good value for money, and coeliac aware. Great atmosphere for a little restaurant. Will definitely go back.

1 review so far 4
06.03.2016 15:24

Huge portions but really good value. Good wholesome food. Service a weeny bit slow but otherwise nice experience! They were also very good with our small baby.

1 review so far 4
03.11.2016 13:13

Enjoyed the evening, food was good, service from staff very good. It would have been helpful if food available as GF was listed on a separate page.

1 review so far 4
15.05.2017 10:56

Always lovely food and friendly service - often takes a while for the food to come - but worth the wait. Good for all the family.

2 reviews so far 4
10.01.2016 11:33

Everything good but service a bit slow and a little cold. A little short of gluten free options on the starters but otherwise good meal.

1 review so far 2
23.03.2016 08:53

The service was very slow and when the food came it was very average - their "special" anitpasta which took 25 minutes to arrive was just some hams and olives with a piece of mozarella in the middle - and our pizza, when it arrived, wasn't hot!!

1 review so far 3
15.01.2016 09:39

Food was told to be half hour wait, actually 70 miinute wait, only one free pint as compensation. Food was good so a shame to be let down by this.

1 review so far 1
27.04.2016 23:03

Was rated as best gluten free pizza in town. Huge disappointment. Pizza's were dry, hardly any toppings, took over 60 minutes before they arrived and you get 2 pounds extra charged for that quality. My 11 your old daughter who needs to eat gluten free wanted to go to Pizza Hut. I wish we did. They also serve gluten free and what I can remember (and more important my daughter remembers) a lot better tast and quality. Never again.

1 review so far 6
03.01.2016 21:28

Great food and great atmosphere nice place to relax and catch up!!