Restaurants

Hattie Lloyd 01/01/22


28 Church Row

28 Church Row | A Snug, Subterranean Restaurant Serving Spanish-Italian Dishes

There are 18 places of worship in Hampstead.

19 if you include this place, because at 28 Church Row they’re serving up Spanish and Italian inspired dishes that’ll genuinely give you something to thank The Big Man / Woman upstairs for.

Situated on the exclusive Church Row, number 28’s tucked away in the basement of one of the beautiful Georgian red brick buildings that are lined up like pedigree dogs at Crufts. Original wooden beams coupled with different shades of wooden furniture and a teal tongue and groove panelled bar make it feel a little like a farmhouse retreat that your mate found on AirBnB.  You know, one of the nice ones.

28 Church Row

The option to sit on bar stools or armchairs as well as tables give it a bit of a “yeah-we’re-eating-excellent-food-wherever-we-can-fit-because-we-don’t-care-it’s-not-about-that-anyway” approach adopted from the countries of its inspiration.

The proprietors’ attitude to the food appears to mirror their attitude to where you eat it. Spanish and Italian-inspired sharing dishes focus on the quality of the produce, and result in a combination of the expected – like croquetas, charcuterie and cheese – alongside some more elaborate plates such as tuna belly, guindilla, anchovy, olive & white onion; octopus, giant bean cream & smoked pork; and a specials board that always involves some kind of meat (on this occasion a ribeye) from their butcher in Hampstead.

28 Church Row

The drinks list has a short collection of Italian and Spanish aperitifs, but is mainly focused on wine (whaaaat?), with enough variety in both grape and price to satisfy everyone. And if you REALLY enjoyed your bottle, you can buy another one to take away at a discounted price.

Amen to that.

 

Details: 28 Church Row is open for dinner daily, plus lunch Friday – Sunday. To bag yourself a table, just drop in; 28 Chruch Row do not take reservations. You can find out more right here.

28 Church Row | 28 Church Row, Hampstead, NW3 6UP


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28 Church Row


28 Church Row, Hampstead, North London, North London, NW3 6UP
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020 7993 2062




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