Best deals in town: Greenberry Cafe, Primrose Hill


Proving that you can still get a bargain in NW1 is this £13.95 two-course set menu



So what’s the deal? Two courses for a decent price (£13.95) at Morfudd Richards’ longish standing brasserie which, as we said half a decade ago, personifies the great aunt/hipster look. There’s a cute branded fixie outside, bare-brick interior and counter dining; it really is charming, although at weekends rather packed with buggies.

What’s the usual price? Starters £7+, mains £15 and rising swiftly. But that’s no different from any other neighbourhood restaurant in London.

Talk us through things. Let’s start with the main, chosen from a small selection of changing specials: our monkfish was nicely cooked, its flesh just opaque, the accompanying pink fir potatoes pleasingly nutty. A drizzle of salsa verde added a needed grassy hit.

And the starter? A heap of quinoa and roasted veg: a little dull, to be honest. Yes, it was healthy, but ultimately more filling than flavourful. Still, all in all it’s a good offer for this pricey part of town.

To drink? We were being mindful, so a gin-less Fever Tree did the job, with a few lime pieces chucked in for good measure. But there’s a substantial wine list – and popular cocktail menu too.

Busy? Chugging along. There was designer Matthew Williamson waiting for a pal on one table, and a couple on a blind date next to us (obviously we didn’t eavesdrop, but you’ll be pleased to hear it seemed to be going great guns).

What other deals are worth investigating? Nothing here – although we did rave about the market menu (£15 for two courses) over the road at La Ferme. And if you like seeing the Greenberry in full P-Hill flow, go for Saturday brunch, which is ludicrously over-subscribed. Us, we prefer the sleepy midweek feel of the place, when it exudes a laidback elegance.

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Greenberry Cafe is open daily, with the two-course £13.95 chalked-up set menu (changes daily) running till 8pm. 101 Regent’s Park Rd NW1

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