Another week, another adventure with foodie partner Chanelle.
This week – Spaghetti House in Tufnell Park. “NOT THE CHAIN!” I yell in unison each time I tell someone about this restaurant.
Spaghetti House is actually a small Italian run café that has been around since the late 1970’s. Walking past, you’d be forgiven for thinking it’s a greasy spoon, set on a cross junction facing a fruit and veg cum off licence, Boston Arms Irish pub (beautiful building) and The Hideaway bar which let’s face it – should be hidden.
If you were to walk past Spaghetti House and have thoughts of “caff” greasy spoon – more fool you.
My aunt first took me to Spaghetti House about three years ago. I distinctly remember being completely in love from first sight and insanely jealous that I lived nowhere near this fantastic place – I would have been in there at least once a week. In my head remembering how great it was I had visions of lobster, caprese salads and lugs of wine and walking away with a heavy stomach AND pocket.
When speaking to Chanelle to decide on our latest conquest I felt a bit guilty as our dinner club is supposed to be a joint contribution where we BOTH suggest where we would like to eat – I feel like I’ve been dominating a lot of the choices – but – I know Miss Parisienne LOVES seafood, it had been a long time since I had been to Spaghetti House and so I felt it would be completely selfish for me to not share.
Carefully planned to a T, I instructed Chanelle to make use of her oyster card, for Spaghetti House is a BYO restaurant and I wanted us to fully enjoy our evening. That we did… The food speaks for itself…
Spaghetti House 169 Fortess Road London NW5 2HR 020 7485 7984