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.
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!
I had a wonderful experience! The dough balls were amazing and we especially enjoyed the desserts!! Lots of loyal customers and families, which is usually an indicator of quality.
The menu was broad and inventive, with good basic ingredients well prepared and cooked with flair. The service was polite and friendly and the restaurant was welcoming and pleasant.
Love it! They are friendly and warm and are able to cater to dietary needs. A great place for a casual evening out
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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...
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.