Beam -

4.3
20 reviews
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£26 to £40
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Mediterranean
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  • Brunch
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasions

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About

As a mother and son team we have lived in Crouch End for over 25 years, run a bistro for 12 years and now have opened Beam. We adore our community and are passionate about local produce and trade. We aim to feed our lovely customers well and encourage customer reviews, suggestions and feedback, so we can meet your desire for the perfect eatery.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Mediterranean, Middle Eastern
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020 7704 8899
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AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Casual Dress
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Beer, Cafe, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 24 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another fab meal at Beam, second time we have visited with different sets of friends equally impressive and a lovely evening. We’ll definitely be back probably for brunch before too long (that’s also worth a rave about the food!).

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A
London
1 review
Dined on 10 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very tasty, great atmosphere and friendly service, would definitively recommend and great value for money

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KM
London
1 review
Dined on 8 November 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

A great, versatile new local with friendly staff and inventive and generously proportioned food. We've enjoyed lunch here with the kids and candle lit dinner with cocktails to kick off. The evening menu is like a cross between Moro and Ottolenghi - not a bad hybrid! Great venue to consider for a girls night out.

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EA
1 review
Dined on 8 November 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Lovely food, friendly staff, only complaint is the size of a glass of wine is not listed on the menu and I got much less wine than my friend in a glass of wine! Please make the serving size clear on the menu and on the glasses so you know what you are getting.

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AA
London
1 review
Dined on 7 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We needed a great restaurant in our area and this one delivers. Amazing brunches, dinners didn't disappoint esp. if you did the sharing small plate thing, and the service was very attentive. The decor is also very well done.

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T
Las Vegas
8 reviews
Dined on 7 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

I’ve eaten breakfast here several times since it’s opening -it’s always been great: food, service, ambience etc. So decided to go for dinner.

It was lovely! The food was spectacularly good. Middle Eastern vibe and plenty of it. Flavours were superb. Staff were attentive and friendly. We were there on a Wednesday evening and it wasn’t busy. Once folk realise how good it is they’ll be queuing outside!

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YY
London
3 reviews
Dined on 26 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Had some excellent food and the wine was great too. Their Lamb dishes are out of this world.

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G
London
3 reviews
Dined on 20 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great new addition to Highbury. Beautiful new decor. Friendly professional staff. Delicious food and great value. Highly recommend

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JB
London
1 review
Dined on 20 October 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Lamb Schwarma absolutely delicious.
Beer selection is very limited. Would be good to include some IPA.
Wines good.

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LH
London
1 review
Dined on 18 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really tasty food, great service and vibrant atmosphere! Would definitely return and recommend to friends.

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W
New York Area
83 reviews
Dined on 6 October 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

First time here at this newly opened local restaurant. The evening food is meze / Middle Eastern based and very tasty, although we ordered way too much on the recommendation of the waiter. Thankfully the food was half price. Overall a lovely setting and good food.

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CO
London
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

New neighbourhood restaurant is a lovely spot for a dinner date, catching up with friends and family. Friendly service, great location (on Blackstock Road), delicious dishes and fab cocktails. What's not to love! A new favourite spot to eat in Highbury.

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OT
London
4 reviews
Dined on 4 October 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

I'm a huge fan of Beam, have been for a while but I have to say I definitely prefer it as a Cafe than a restaurant, this is in regards to the menu. The after 6 dinner menu is ok, the lamb chops are nice so is the Adana but you can get Adana at many Turkish Restaurant and it would be better value for money. In typical Beam style, the service is fantastic, the staff are great. The decor is lovely. Would I go here again? Definitely, but before 6pm.

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SJ
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 30 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We went during the soft opening and this was a fantastic birthday dinner. We started with cocktails, which were fantastic. All our food had well balanced flavours with a great depth. The food was well presented and the portion sizes were perfect. The service was slightly over eager at times, but always friendly and attentive. The food was half price due to the soft opening, but easily worth full price.
This has instantly become my favourite reataurant, I'm heading back to try the brunch this week. I'd highly recommend it.

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Toronto
1 review
Dined on 30 September 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

A little slow in service - had to wait a while before anyone came over to take our order (the restaurant was not busy) but given that it is still in its opening period, I would give it another try. Food was delicious, especially the halloumi dish.

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SI
London
1 review
Dined on 30 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Me and my friends have been addicts of Beam's brunch at their cafe in Crouch End for years so we were very keen to try out their dinner offer at Highbury. We ordered some cocktails, mezze, a meat dish each and the chargrilled cauliflower. All of it was amazing! The cocktails were interesting and not just the same old ones you usually get. The halloumi and baba ganoush were particularly good from the mezze and the sea bass tasted so fresh! The decor and atmosphere is also great and my friend was already planning her birthday meal there for February within a few minutes of sitting down!

The staff were all very friendly and helpful. As it was a soft launch I would suggest it would be helpful to have one member of staff tend to the table instead of each one having a different role (e.g. drinks, taking food order etc) - it just was an issue when we wanted to get the bill and felt like everyone was just doing their own job for the other guests. Very very minor thing though and I'm sure something that will sort itself out over time.

Thank you so much for a lovely dinner, we will be back soon!

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JM
London
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

The food itself was very good although the menu could have had more choice especially meat and deserts. Rice would have been nice as a side dish instead of only sautee potatoes. Dishes were.being cleared from table whilst others were eating of which was rather off putting

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NM
London
1 review
Dined on 27 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went to Beam as a group of 10 for dinner. Food was absolutely fantastic, and service was brilliant. Would highly recommend to anyone!

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c
London
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2018
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 3

Some teething problems with waiting staff, but based on the food and cocktails we'll be back to try again in a few weeks.

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O
London
2 reviews
Dined on 26 September 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

We were there on the very first night, and - after a slight confusion over where we were to sit - everything went remarkably smoothly for that. It was a good experience (if a little too noisy, because of all the hard surfaces).

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