La Muse

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French
La Muse is a little gem right on Holloway Rd, close to Highbury & Islington station. A lovely little independent, shabby chic, arty and very relaxed restaurant serving food cooked with passion. The menu changes often, but continually with French cooking at its heart. From beef bourguignon to camembert fondue and onion soup, you’ll find all the classics here (depending on the season). There is also an extensive wine list to suit every taste. We use locally sourced products and only the best ingredients. At the back, there is a fantastic walled garden, perfect all year round. There is a relaxed, breezy atmosphere and we think that there is nothing better than sitting in our garden, enjoying a glass of Picpoul and a platter of French cheeses. But we also organise regular food and wine events and can accommodate birthday parties and large groups (in our fantastic garden)
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London
46 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Lovely gem and excellend food. Really loved the atmosphere of this tiny place, must be great in the summer, lovely service. Just one thing, you need to mention the date for wine on your wine list. A 2018 bottle is not the same as a 2005 bottle of the same wine ;-)

BP
London
4 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great little find for very good food, at excellent prices, just off the beaten track from the station. Will be going regularly.

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Just an absolute hidden gem. Fully loved in and the staff, everything tasted beautiful and fresh, value for money all the way!

SH
London
4 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

A good place for a quiet birthday meal with a friend. Food well presented and served .

RL
London
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Really good place for a pre-Union Chapel gig: a little walk but worth it. Lovely freshly cooked food. Excellent tarte tain! We were probably the ones making the noise for other diners as there were 6 of us. Service was very friendly and helpful.

S
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent, attentive and friendly service! A local hidden gem with delicious food. Fantastic value for money too. Will definitely be returning! Great ambiance (although the lighting could have been a bit dimmer to add to the already warm and welcoming atmosphere).

AW
London
2 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

The food here never disappoints. In winter its a bit cosy inside so you will be very close to the next table...but the food is great the atmosphere is relaxed and you know you are supporting an independent enterprise.

s
London
6 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Really nice food at a very reasonable price. Friendly, relaxed service too.

G
London
5 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I'm so glad to have discovered this hidden gem in my new neighbourhood. Very good value, friendly service and excellent food.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

This is a great little place.? Very yummy burger... Lovely place to sit outside

D
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

From the moment we arrived at this gem of a restaurant we were looked after impeccably. A corner table in the courtyard garden was prepared and awaiting. The food is very reasonably priced for cooking of this calibre and I cannot recommend it highly enough.... excellent all round!

EK
London
8 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Superb local bistro. Steak tartar was spot on. Excellent creme brule

j
London
24 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

What a great find. Local gem, with really friendly and helpful staff with food that tastes good and is exceptional value for money.

PC
London
2 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Lovely staff, ambiance, great value for money. Highly recommended

OT
London
8 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, friendly staff and happy atmosphere.

PT
Bath
9 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Smashing little restaurant on the Holloway Road - limited menu but good quality food at a reasonable price.
Nice garden for us on good weather days.
A bit bizarre that we booked a table for 2 and ending up sharing even though there were quite a few spare tables - still we enjoyed the company of our sharers!
Lovely staff made the whole event a pleasure.

M
London
2 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

I would like to have something more french in the menu, the decoration of the garden needs to be improved, it has so much potential!
The lamb with tartiflette and the creme brulee were lovely, the steak not that great but still good.
Halloumi fries were nice but very non-french.
Overall service and price very good.

E
London
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing value for lovely food

J
London
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely chef. Very hospitable. He visited our table to take our order and popped by later to check if all was well.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

First visit and a wonderful experience. Excellent food, lovely outdoor garden area, good wine selection and great value. Will be returning.

C
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent- good prices , great garden and lovely ambience

LH
London
2 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Highly recommend, found this place whilst looking for a cute lunch spot with garden. Absolute hidden gem with incredible food & lovely service. Will definitely be back. 10/10

M
London
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good food and excellent service, all very nice!

A
London
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I dined with a vegetarian friend who didn't really enjoy her 'squash' main but my croquettes & steak tartare were lovely. The drinks are limited but delicious. I had a glass of rose which I thoroughly enjoyed.
It wasn't busy but we dined on Monday so I am sure that later on in the week it will be full as it is a small place.

OT
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Lovely covered outdoor garden, delicious food and very friendly staff

CC
London
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Well thought-out menu, cooked beautifully and served by friendly, knowledgeable staff. The space is a little lacking in atmosphere but on a fine day I imagine the garden in the back would be a really lovely place to spend a couple of hours.

P
London
8 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Beautifully cooked food, great value, lovely staff. Nothing more needed.

c
London
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A lovely cosy but vibrant place. Food was absolutely excellent. Good friendly service. Highly recommend.

OT
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food at a great price.

JD
London
11 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A wonderful surprise find on Holloway Road. The secret garden at the rear is bliss and the food is outstanding both in quality and value. We wanted to try ALL the starters! Such welcoming and friendly service too. No hesitation in recommending La Muse.

KA
London
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

It was very good - the veggie option was Jack Fruit on Butternut Squash. Personally I find French food a little hard to give the best reviews as I prefer anything with spice. Would still recommend it though. My friend had a meat dish and really enjoyed it. Garden is nice and there was no overbearing music etc

D
London
14 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The chef and staff were all aware of our special requests and delivered an exceptional birthday dinner. It was our 2nd visit and we like the high standard of consistency. We will be back again very soon!

JM
London
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely little restaurant with friendly staff and a relaxed vibe. Food is really good and also excellent value. Highly recommend.

JR
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Lovely, peaceful outdoor area at the back. Very friendly staff. Delicious food and very reasonable prices. Will definitely be back.

CO
London
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Service was great. Steak beautifully cooked and chips superb. Good wine. French onion soup not as good as expected. Overall great experience and would recommend!

MH
London
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great restaurant, great food , good value and a delightful terrace in the back garden

H
London
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best easygoing brasserie in Islington. Very tasty menu from starters to desert at very reasonable prices

JR
London
2 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

It was perfect for adults and babies. I like the unpretentious food and the atmosphere. it was great to be able to be outside

ND
London
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good food and wine for a far price. I recommend it

OT
Berlin
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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