Bintang is a Kentish Town institution, yet is still not as consistent as it should be. Oozing vibes and atmosphere, with its Malaysian shack-like interior, candle-lit tables in close proximity, and BYO wine policy (hooray!) our advice remains to stick with vegetarian and fish dishes and avoid anything meaty (chicken knuckles have been known to turn up in the curries).
So yes, hens avoided, it’s a fantastic hidden find that literally will set you back less than a tenner a person. 93 Kentish Town Road. You’ll probably need to book, or turn up before 7pm as it’s that popular with students and other spendthrift locals.