Head to Archway for a wide range of dishes that will leave you both completely satisfied and wanting more at the same time. The N19 postcode isn’t as well-known as its neighbour Islington when it comes to culinary delights. Yet, Archway food more than matches surrounding areas and is often more affordable too.

In honour of the best grub in the N19 postcode, we’ve put together a list of places that you need to try ASAP!

Get the knives and forks at the ready and see which eateries you should visit in this popular North London neighbourhood.

Archway Town Café & Restaurant

There are no bells and whistles at Archway Town Café & Restaurant. Instead, it’s just a humble café where you can enjoy a good-old-fashioned fry-up.

And what a fry-up it is! This is a proper little local café with a community vibe and some smashing bacon and eggs. Don’t forget to have a hot cuppa, too.

Address: 69 Junction Road, Archway, London N19 5QU
Phone: 020 7263 4600

Che Cosa

One of the best things about Archway food is the wide range of cuisines available.

If you’re a lover of pizzas, you’ll be spoilt for choice with all the options available. And one of those options is Che Cosa, a wood-fired pizza delivery on Holloway Road.

Choose from a range of pizzas, as well as scrumptious desserts like tiramisu and white profiteroles. Delish!

Address: 653 Holloway Road, Upper Holloway, London N19 5SE
Phone: 020 7018 7077
Email: [email protected]
Follow @PizzeriaCheCosa

The Spoke

Bikes and burgers are on the agenda at this stylish cycle-friendly joint.

Go for a ride around North London and finish up at Spoke, where burgers and traditional English dishes are waiting for you.

The Spoke is locally owned, too, so there’s a genuine sense of community at this popular eatery.

Address: 710 Holloway Road, Archway, London N19 3NH
Phone: 020 7263 4445
Email: [email protected]
Follow @thespoke710

Food Room

Another hotspot in Archway, the Food Room is a small and cosy café with a welcoming atmosphere where you can enjoy freshly prepared food and handmade cakes.

We recommend the banana bread French toast, the chicken Schnitzel sandwich or the buttermilk pancakes. Our mouths are watering just thinking about them!

Address: 305 Archway Road, Highgate, London N6 5AA
Phone: 020 8340 4092


You really are spoilt for choice when it comes to pizza places in Archway.

If you fancy dining in rather than taking out, head to Crudough. This Italian restaurant has everything from starters and light bites to sourdough pizzas.

Go for the Tonno with tuna and red onions.

Address: Archway Close, 10, London N19 3TD
Phone: 020 7272 1672
Follow @crudoughn19 

Mosaic Restaurant

Mosaic Restaurant has some of the best Archway food and is an informal eatery with a patterned brickwork interior.

When it comes to the food at Mosaic Restaurant, it’s all about the Italian dishes.

There are pizzas, pasta and salads to choose from, not to mention a quaint garden area to enjoy your food during the warmer months.

Address: 24 Junction Road, Upper Holloway, London N19 5RE
Phone: 020 7272 3509
Follow @mio.mosaic


With a reputation that spans far wider than Archway, 500 has become a favourite with the N19 locals.

Another Italian gem in Archway, stop by 500 for great food and drinks.

Try the a la carte menu with favourites like Carpaccio tiepido di Manzo con nocciole, which is warm beef carpaccio, served with hazelnuts, grana Padano cheese and celery.

Address: 782 Holloway Road, Upper Holloway, London N19 3JH
Phone: 020 7272 3406
Follow @500restaurant

Lord Palmerston

If you’re looking for a gastropub to while away the hours in, then look no further than Lord Palmerston.

Located on Dartmouth Park Hill, Lord Palmerston is an elegant Victorian-era gastropub with a fireplace, leather armchairs and a weekly film club. Oh, and it serves up some great grub too.

Address: 33 Dartmouth Park Hill, Highgate, London NW5 1HU
Phone: 020 7485 1578
Email: [email protected]
Follow @palmerstonpub

Hot Wok Kitchen

One of the best places for Archway food with an Asian influence, Hot Wok Kitchen serves up some real treats.

Relax in the modern and cosy settings while you tuck into dishes like tofu surprise, stir fry pak choi with garlic and much more.

And it all comes with a super-friendly service.

Address: 663 Holloway Road, Upper Holloway, London N19 5SE
Phone: 020 3441 1030
Email: [email protected]
Follow @hotwokarchway

The Red Lion & Sun

Ok, so the Red Lion & Sun isn’t technically in Archway, but it’s only a hop and skip away in Highgate.

This award-winning gastropub is a favourite with many and has a nice garden for summer dining, where you can tuck into a menu with everything from crepes to hog roasts.

The Red Lion & Sun often referred to as rustic modern British pub food, and we couldn’t agree more.

Address: 25 North Road, Highgate, London N6 4BE
Phone: 020 8340 1780
Email: [email protected]
Follow @theredlionandsun


Sample delicious Asian food at Tootoomoo, a restaurant with bright funky space and excellent dishes to savour.

There’s bottomless brunch on offer and a range of dishes that include vegan options. Enjoy the perfect fusion of food with Malaysian, Chinese, Japanese, Thai and Vietnamese influences.

Address: 230 Archway Road, Highgate, London N6 5AX
Phone: 020 4512 7779
Email: [email protected]
Follow @IamTootoomoo

The best Archway food

You’re spoilt for choice when it comes to Archway food.

So if you live in the N19 postcode, you can take comfort in the fact that you’ll never be short of dining options. Whether you love a wood-fire pizza or some Asian fusion, Archway food more than has you covered with some of the best bites in North London.

Mark Flint


Mark is a regular contributor to the Essential Living blog and shares all the latest news and sourcing the very best content for our customers.