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!
Good food and friendly service. The pizza is always consistently good. The courgette sticks and calamari were also very good starter dishes. Happy to have this in my neighborhood.
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.