- Top Cuvee
Blackstock Road’s beloved neighbourhood restaurant and wine bar, launched in February 2019 to wide acclaim with Evening Standard magazine resident critic, Jimi Farmuwera predicting that ’The future looks bright for hip Highbury newcomer’.
Recent events continue to prove him right with the latest project of hospitality veteran, Brodie Meah and award-winning bartender, Max Venning quickly becoming an integral part of the local community, revered for its friendly buzzing atmosphere, changing seasonal menu and respect for natural wine without pretension.
Dishes at Top Cuvée rely on seasonality and simplicity, going back to basics of quality produce, suppliers and their locality.
Menus are devised considering market availability and even from London’s bounty with their staff foraging the hedgerows of Highbury for blackberries destined to end up in that evening’s dessert.
Changing menus feature snacks such as Bull’s heart tomatoes, curds and marjoram and bread by bike’. Small sharing plates include Charcuterie from the London producer Cobble Lane, Farm salad with Berkswell cheese, Cod’s roe and crudites, and Pig’s head terrine.