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No.5 Dining

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I checked out No.5 a lovely Turkish-inspired restaurant and lounge in North London.

The decor is very Instagram-friendly and has a great vibe – I’m not a fan of all that jazz so decided to go on a quiet Monday evening and took my bestie out for his birthday.

What We ordered

TRUFFLE CROQUETTES £10.50
SCALLOPS £13.50
OCTOPUS £11.50
FILLET STEAK 270G £42
LAMB SHOULDER £25.50
MAC ‘N’ CHEESE £6.50
Virgin PINA COLADA
Virgin MOJITO
CHOCOLATE BOWL £12

The starters I had were all excellent.

My favourite dish was the Crispy truffle croquettes – filled with truffle, mushrooms, onions and bechamel sauce, coated in a crispy and light bread crumb roll – this was so good i ordered it twice – A MUST ORDER

The scallops were very good as to the octopus which had a delicious charred taste. (note octopus might not be permissible under certain schools of Islamic thought)

I got the fillet steak, it was cooked more towards medium than the requested medium rare, it didn’t have a deep flavour profile, I’ve definitely had better. I think the Kitchen rested it for too long, by the time it got to me the temperature wasn’t hot. It was also served with Macadamia paste, beetroot purée and quinoa which really was a strange combination that didn’t work, but it did come with chips.

My mate got the lamb shoulder, 14 hour of slow-cooked lamb moulded in 2 discs on the plate served on carrot puree, I found it just okay, I expected a richer level of flavours.

For desserts, we moved to the stylish lounge area, where we shared a Chocolate bowl a fun dessert that’s dropped onto the table; inside the bowl, you’ll find loads of sweet treats like brownies, ice cream, macaroons, strawberries and toffee cake served with warm white chocolate poured on top. I found it too sweet for me, 2 of us couldn’t finish it.

This spot would be ideal for a special occasion, girl’s night out or date night with live entertainment from Friday to Sunday. The starters were fantastic but the mains I had were a little average. The drinks were very balanced and well made.

My meal was complimentary. Thoughts my own

No.5 Dining
7.6 / 10 Halal Food Guy
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Food7.5
Value6.5
Service7.5
Atmosphere9

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