loti eats | st paul
St Paul’s Road in Highbury is turning into a very nice little dining destination. Not only is there the long-established Trullo and the new, bigger location for Prawn on the Lawn but now we have a brand new wine bar, St Paul, which has taken over what was Nanna’s coffee shop. It’s a lovely space with big windows and the new owners have given it a very nice little spruce up. During the day it’s a great place to sit and have a coffee or lunch from the menu of sandwiches, eggs, toasties, and pastries but at night it turns into a proper wine bar.
We went by one evening and fell in love with the place pretty quickly. The owners are very friendly and welcoming and talk you through the wines and food with great enthusiasm – this is something they are clearly very passionate about. St Paul is a place to spend a few hours trying different wines and grazing on small plates of charcuterie and cheese. We loved the selection of salamis served with cornichons and chutney, and the creamy rabbit rillettes especially. Then there was the epic whole baked Camembert, the ‘nduja on toast and the tomato salad which added a nice bit of freshness to proceedings.
The area has been crying out for something like this and with Weino BIB in Dalston having recently opened too we are loving all the new wine bars popping up in the neighbourhood.
274b St Pauls Road, London, N1 2LJ