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North London is a vibrant area known for its diverse and exciting food scene. Beyond the well-trodden paths and popular dining spots, numerous hidden gems offer unique and delightful meals. Whether you’re a local looking to discover a new favourite or a visitor at The Pillar Hotel eager to explore North London’s hotels and culinary landscape, these five restaurants are worth adding to your must-visit list. 

Each offers a distinct atmosphere, delicious dishes, and a welcoming vibe, making them perfect for everything from casual family dinners to special nights out.

1. Jacobs Kitchen - Edgware

Located in Edgware, Jacobs Kitchen offers a mix of classic British and modern cuisine. This charming restaurant is known for its warm atmosphere and friendly service, making it a perfect spot for family dinners or casual meals with friends. The menu features a variety of dishes, from hearty breakfasts to generous dinners, all made with fresh, locally sourced ingredients.

Why You’ll Love It:

  • Family-Friendly Atmosphere
  • Diverse Menu
  • Locally-Sourced Ingredients

2. Habiba's Smokehouse

For a hearty meal, Habiba’s Smokehouse is a must-visit. This hidden gem specialises in slow-cooked, smoked meats with a Middle Eastern twist, all kosher of course. The rustic decor and relaxed atmosphere add to the charm, making it an excellent choice for a laid-back meal. The menu includes mouth-watering options like smoked lamb, beef brisket, and chicken shawarma, all seasoned with aromatic spices.

Why You’ll Love It:

  • Unique Flavours
  • Relaxed Atmosphere:
  • Impressive Meat Menu

3. One Ashbourne

One Ashbourne is a stylish restaurant that combines modern British cuisine with a comfortable setting. This hidden gem offers a dining experience focused on seasonal, locally sourced ingredients, all prepared to kosher standards. Whether you’re enjoying a leisurely brunch or an intimate dinner, One Ashbourne’s creative dishes and attentive service will leave a lasting impression.

Why You’ll Love It:

  • Seasonal Ingredients
  • Comfortable Setting
  • Creative Brisith-Inspired Menu

4. Portoberry

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Portoberry Hendon is a great find for those who appreciate good food in a cosy setting. Known for its hearty meals and friendly service, this kosher restaurant offers a menu that suits all tastes. From delicious vegetarian options to mouth-watering meat dishes, Portoberry is a great place to relax and enjoy a satisfying meal.

Why You’ll Love It:

  • Cosy Atmosphere
  • Hearty Meals:
  • Friendly Service

5. The Canteen

Located in a busy part of North London’s design district in Greenwich, The Canteen is a vibrant dining hall. The eclectic menu features a mix of international cuisines, making sure there’s something for everyone, all within kosher guidelines. With its lively atmosphere and stylish decor, The Canteen is a fantastic spot for a fun night out.

Why You’ll Love It:

  • Eclectic Menu
  • Lively Atmosphere
  • Stylish Decor

North London is full of hidden gem restaurants waiting to be discovered. Whether you’re in the mood for hearty British fare, unique Middle Eastern flavours, or an eclectic mix of international dishes, these five kosher restaurants offer something special. Be sure to visit these spots for an unforgettable meal in North London.