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Park’s Rub Diner re-opened its doors this week after refurbishing into a relaxed, inviting high street eatery, with a newly installed bar, soft furnishings and a punky vibe. Specialising in simple Southern-style cuisine and shakes, Rub is certainly on trend.

Since opening last Summer, Rub has been drawing in the crowds with a small, well-crafted menu offering spicy wings, pulled pork, towering burgers, and a host of sides and sundaes to complement, and it certainly didn’t disappoint. We tucked in to some perfectly-prepped sweet potato fries, cooked in a magic dust of paprika, mustard powder and cumin to set off their soft/crunchy texture with a satisfying kick, alongside our hefty burgers.



We went for a Piggy back burger and a Chili burger, both of which disappeared pretty quickly given their impressive size. The presence of Rub’s newly imported American smoker machine is really felt in the depth of flavour they worked into our patties, grounding the burger variants in a classic, hearty essence.

Rub will continue to develop their menu through a passion for honest, humble food done well. The extremely popular platters are steadily becoming more of a feature, and an evolving array of cocktails and shakes will be sure to tempt you back. Keep an eye out for the range of events, small clubs and film nights which are in the pipeline!

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Rub Diner, 121 Stroud Green Road, London, N4 3PX,