WALNUT café and dining

4.2
16 reviews
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£25 and under
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British
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  • Fit for Foodies
  • Pre/post Theatre
  • Casual

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About

WALNUT café and dining room has been created with passion by local chef Emma Duggan and offers a variety of delicious drinks and dishes with British and European influence. Find WALNUT in the corner of John Jones’ The Arts Building on Stroud Green Road, N4 – the great new place in Finsbury Park to pop in to munch brunch or lunch, grab coffee and a cheeky cake or linger over dinner. Fans of food, wine and dining out, Emma and her experienced team aim to create a welcoming place where they would enjoy spending time with friends and you are all invited!
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
British, Bistro, Contemporary British
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Hours of Operation
Monday: 7.30am-5.00pm
Tuesday - Friday: 7.30am - 11.00pm
Saturday: 9.00am - 11.00pm
Sunday: 10.00am - 5.00pm
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Phone number
020 7263 5289
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Payment Options
MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Casual Dress
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Additional
Cafe, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Weekend Brunch, Wine
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GS
London
31 reviews
Dined on 28 June 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Super friendly efficient service. Lovely fresh salads and good coffee.

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AB
London
1 review
Dined on 12 May 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 2

We were impressed with the quality of the food. Seasonal ingredients well- prepared and tasty. We liked the setting and it was convenient for the theatre. The service was friendly and accurate. Would go there again.

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m
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on 12 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely food, could do with more range in the evening but we really enjoyed it and would go back

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F
London
1 review
Dined on 15 March 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

Very friendly staff but forgot the sparkling water we’d ordered.
The steak we ordered medium-rare arrived closer to well done but they changed it without a fuss and gave us a free glass of wine to say sorry.
The aubergine parmigiana and the risotto were very nice, as was the pistachio cake for pudding.

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LM
London
2 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really delicious food (crab risotto and truffle chips get a special mention), Bloody Mary was really super, great fun maitre d’, sleek Hoxtony design, loved it.

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c
London
24 reviews
Dined on 27 January 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Relaxed atmosphere and delicious well sized potions. And tables far enough apart to not be bothered by noisy clients. Some dishes had run out early which is not ideal given the small menu.
All in all a good experience.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 4 December 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We had a lovely time at Walnut. The food was delicious and there was plenty of it. Lots of lovely tasting salads. I was a bit disappointed that my first choice (haddock chowder) had been eaten up by previous lunchtime customers but my second choice was delicious t.oo

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and well prepared fresh food. Really helpful in recommending wine. Most enjoyable.

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BA
Oxford
8 reviews
Dined on 17 October 2017
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The food was superbly cooked. A brilliant chef.

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B
London
7 reviews
Dined on 16 September 2017
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Perhaps a bit more expensive than other places in the neighbourhood but food is excellent and very generous - we didn't have room for dessert.

It's def worth trying if you live nearby - just a shame it wasn't a bit busier on a Saturday night.

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Kent
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Friendly service, option of sitting at the counter watching your food being made and an excellent varied menu. Decor on point, modern, clean and fresh as well as spacious. No hesitation in recommending other people to eat here.

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V
London
5 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2017
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 2

Really disappointing, sadly. Food was actually ok, if rather overpriced and un-finessed (shouldn't need a spoon to eat a pie...?) but massively overshadowed by shoddy service. Be warned, on paper it looks like an ideal pre theatre for the excellent Park Theatre round the corner but it's too slow and the pre fixe menu on the website wasn't available (or was it, although the server seemed to say no, she inexplicably charged us for it afterwards though we only had 1 course!???). On looking closer at the menu, it's not good value anyway, so don't go through the pain of asking for it. All and all a depressing experience in an empty, if nice room - gutted as was a birthday treat and rare meal without our daughter :(

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m
London
103 reviews
Dined on 9 September 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good to be back at the Walnut Cafe - still good food and service, all at a reasonable price.

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OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 11 August 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous new restaurant in Finsbury Park. My second visit in a month. The food is excellent and freshly cooked. Very friendly service. Paced perfectly. Support and pay a visit!

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AD
London
1 review
Dined on 14 July 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Excellent for a light meal when visiting the Park Theatre.

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m
London
103 reviews
Dined on 13 July 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great to have a good place to eat in this area - just round the corner from the Park Theatre. A warm welcome and excellent food & service, reasonably priced. We'll be back!

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