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The supper club is held in my home in London Fields, Hackney. It is like a dinner party in the tradition of a Vietnamese feast with homemade Vietnamese food.

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Vietnamese food is about the balance of flavours, of sweet, salty and sour – there is no measuring device that can ever match your own taste buds.

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Cinquecento – 500

I love a bit of fine dinning every now and again but when I discover a restaurant that is all about serving great and delicious food – I am happier than ever and I would choose this over any posh nosh.

We couldn’t get tickets to see Lana Del Rey when she was playing at The Scala, so The Boy From Alassio booked us a table for two at ‘Cinquecento‘ – meaning, 500, inspired by the beautiful classic Fiat 500.

Fiat 500 spotted in Wandsworth
Tucked behind one of the very few trees on Holloway Road by Archway station, is this quite uninspiring place. It doesn’t look terrible but it doesn’t look great, kinda like being in Italy’s restaurants. However, it is filled with people and that is usually the best sign, especially for being in such a location.

My favourite dish was the tagliatelle with white truffle – it was one of the most amazing things I have ever eaten for around £19. Then we had venison and the veal scallopini – both topped with black truffle for an extra £5.50 – it was packed with truffle- amazing value.

Everything we had was made very well, like it was made with love, understanding and generousity.

One of the best Italian meals I have ever had is here.
Highly recommended. The Boy From Alassio will kill me for not being able to keep a secret.

Venision With Black Truffle

500 Restaurant
782 Holloway Road
London
N19 3JH

www.500restaurant.co.uk

  • We have friends who live locally… we met them to have dinner here but hadn’t thought to make a booking so were turned away… we hadn’t realised how busy it was would be early evening on a weeknight!

    Been meaning to give them another try… must do so!

  • Uh-oh, the secret is out! I, for one, will be wanting to head up this way before long. It’s alway a pleasure to find a good neighbourhood place, i think it’s something the Italians excel at.

    It’s funny, but the best Italian food I’ve eaten has always been a wee out-of-the-way joint, not in a plush starry starched-white-linen or uber-cool-underground city centre Italian restaurant. Italian food just kind of suits these smaller places better.