Common Ground – Finsbury Park

Small plates in a little secret garden 🪴🌸 {press meal}

Hidden amongst the hustle and bustle of Finsbury Park is an adorable little veggie cafe with a huge garden for al fresco dining: @commongroundlondon 🪴 They also serve brunch but I popped down to try the evening menu as it sounded fab 🥰

Here’s what I ate:

🥬 Confit hispi cabbage, cashew nut ricotta, leek flower, pumpernickel crumb & dill oil
🤷🏼‍♀️ Order again? Yes. Wasn’t expecting to like this the most but thought it was really creative & flavoursome
🏆 Fave dish
🍄 King oyster scallops, cauliflower purée, monks beard, hazelnut, caper & lemon dressing, tempeh crumb
🤷🏼‍♀️ Order again? Yes. I love a shroom scallop and these were done well – meaty, juicy & tasty

🌱Japanese sesame arancini, shiso leaf emulsion & wasabi
🤷🏼‍♀️ Order again? Yes. Arancini should be on every small plates menu ever imo. These were delish
🥒 Romane courgette tempura w/ vegan nduja aioli, crispy borage & charred lemon
🤷🏼‍♀️ Order again? Yes. Quite a small portion for the price but it was nice
🌱 Crisp Indian puri w/ a chickpea, potato & fresh herb filling, lime mint coconut dressing & tamarind chutney
🤷🏼‍♀️ Order again? Yes. Tangy, sweet, zesty, fresh, crunchy – just love puri
🍨 They offer a vegan panna cotta which I’d like to try next time💭 Summary: I enjoyed every dish I tried here to be honest. I wish I’d seen the kimchi hummus on the menu too because that sounds ace. I left feeling comfortable but not super full so maybe one more option would be good as a sharer for two but I’d deffo come back here. The atmosphere in the garden was so nice too!

🍽Name: @commongroundlondon
📍Location: Finsbury Park
🌾Gluten Free Options? Yes
🌱100% Vegan Business? No
🍽 Cuisine: Varied – small plates
📦Leftovers: None
🌍Sustainability:⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣Yes, they take this very seriously – buying ingredients locally, using to sell unsold items, donating food to food banks and using recyclable or compostable packaging
👨‍🍳 Owners are British
♿️ Wheelchair friendly: Yes
🐶 Dog friendly: Yes
🖤 Common Ground invites a diverse range of bloggers to try their food

Common Ground is featured on my list of Best Vegan-Friendly Date Night Restaurants. To see the rest of the list, click here.

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