PERILLA

What? Classical European flavours 

Where? 1-3 Green Lanes, Newington Green, N16 9BS

When? Thursday night; start the weekend in style.

Why? Local has gone luxe. Still a low-key candle-lit setting but you'll leave feeling you've had a high-end finish. 

I would have? Cuttlefish bolognese. £8 Steamed English asparagus with a goat's butter sauce. £9

40 day aged pork chop with sea kale £17

Inside track? Weekend tasting menu £25 Thursday to Saturday. Why wouldn't you?