A family run wine shop and small plates in Highbury, North London
Opening at 5:30 PM on Thursday
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5 months ago
Went there for dinner on a Friday evening. Really nice and cozy place, great atmosphere, and wonderful service. To begin with, they go beyond to accommodate food requirements and allergies (e.g., gluten free). The food was delicious and goes well with the wines they have on offer. The format is small plates to share. We got six dishes between the two of us, and all tasted good. Some highlights were the beetroot dish, as well as the meat pie (which could have benefitted from a bit more salt though). Moreover, as I mentioned, they did go out of their way to make certain dishes gluten free. Will definitely go there again.
- Fuad T
2 years ago
Very, very delicious! As a northerner I love the food, northern at heart but with a very stylish and professional twist. The tatty scones and oxtail pie were a highlight, but in truth I could have spent an hour just eating the bread and butter. The wine was tasty and the staff very knowledgeable. A great place, enjoy your visit!
- Gemma H
4 months ago
This is a real treat and local hidden gem in Islington. Went for dinner yesterday evening as a group of 4. We had almost everything on the menu, including both desserts and a fair few from the wine selection! Absolutely delicious food, we could have had it all twice over and fantastic wine and service to match. Definitely go, you won't be disappointed. We'll be back!
- Victoria H
Linden Stores is a family run wine shop and small restaurant just off Highbury Corner owned by Laura Christie (co-founder of Oklava, Shoreditch) and partner Chris Boustead (Opera Tavern, Ten Bells, James Cochran)

It is a relaxed neighbourhood spot with a well priced and very glugable wine list selected by Laura all available to take away or drink in, accompanied by seasonal British dishes that are inspired by Chris’ childhood in Yorkshire.   

The shop stocks a selection of wines designed to have bottles for a rainy Monday as well as something special for a big celebration; with friendly, knowledgeable staff  on hand and the opportunity to try before you buy.    

The basement restaurant is available for private hire or makes a cosy spot to settle into for the evening by the fire and enjoy a British Cheese Board or Potted Rabbit with Clementine Jelly or try something more indulgent along the lines of Smoked Beef Stew with Thyme Dumplings. The blackboard menu will change frequently with market availability.    

Linden Stores is named after the road Chris grew up on in Scarborough and is open Wednesday - Friday 5-11pm and Saturday 12noon - 11pm   Bookings via phone,, or Instagram (@lindenstores)

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220 St Pauls Road
N1 2LL
United Kingdom

Business Hours

Thu:5:30 – 11:00 PM
Fri:5:30 – 11:00 PM
Sat:5:30 – 11:00 PM
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