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From cheffing duo Four Legs - the team behind cult boozer The Plimsoll and Four Legs at the Compton Arms, co-owners Ed McIlroy and Jamie Allan will open “Tollington’s” a fish bar in north London this spring, celebrating regional Spanish coastline dining.

Opening on Tollington Park, just off the high street on Stroud Green Road, the relaxed fish bar will preserve the site's namesake; paying homage to the original and iconic neighbourhood fish and chip restaurant, but taking on a more European twist.

Inspired by Spanish dining culture, guests will be encouraged to drop in to eat, drink and socialise in the respectfully refurbished space. The light touch refurbishment will protect original details including tiling, formica and most importantly the original chip fryers will remain. Ed and Jamie themselves have worked together with a small team to refresh the space with a small nod to Spain in tiling and colour scheme.

Dishes will be seafood-focused including plates of cured, fresh, and fried options with a small selection of larger dishes including some cuts of meat on a regularly changing menu. The drinks menu will be simple and concise with everything available by the glass including beer, wine, port, cider and Spanish vermouth.

On the opening, co-owner Ed says ‘Jamie and I have spent a lot of time in Spain with family based there and we just love the no-nonsense way of doing things. We want people to come in, have a drink, lean on a ledge and have a quick bite or stay for a while and enjoy some big plates around a table. There won’t be any frills, just good food and a place we want locals and visitors to eat, drink and have a good time. It’s as simple as that.’

Tollington’s will be open Tuesday – Friday, 6pm – 11pm, Saturday 1pm – 11pm and Sunday 12pm – 6pm. The space will be split in two with the front bar available for walk-ins and standing guests and at the back will be a seated restaurant space. There will also be some outdoor seating.

Guests will be able to visit Tollington’s from the start of June at 172 Tollington Park, Finsbury Park, London N4 3AJ.

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