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La Muse

#933 of 17,850 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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119 Holloway Road, London N7 8LT, England
+44 20 7609 5397
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Mon - Fri 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Very casual, relaxed French bistro cafe. Dinner was exceptional. Boef bourguignon and grilled lamb. We sat in the front area where cooks were working - saw other food going out- really interesting and nice atmosphere. Service unpretentious but knowledgeable and friendly. Thoroughly recommend it to anyone wanting good quality, relaxed and French food/drink.

Thank Casualgardener
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29 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to eat here as a family of four adults after visiting Enigma Games. It was chosen for its location and interesting menu which included steak as our son is sometimes unadventurous. We were not disappointed. The decor whilst rustic is more than made up for by the warm welcome of the owner and his staff. There are very... More 

Thank Diane_Robin
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Awesome dishes, awesome service, will definitely come again. Great find. Great wine list too. Really loved the Lamb Parmentier.

Thank Anthony C
London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our plans fell through for a Valentines dinner else where and so we found ourselves on Holloway Rd in search of a romantic and tasty plan B. The menu on the window and atmospheric interior drew me into La MUSE. Although mostly pre booked we were welcomed and accommodated by a friendly and caring Turkish man who explained the various... More 

Thank dawnfreeborn
London, United Kingdom
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67 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I have been to La Muse a number of times and have recommended it to a lot of friends. Always have an excellent meal here and the service is very friendly

Thank Mizyka
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Not my first time at la muse and not the last. Visited last Wednesday night and the lamb rump was amazing and manager baris able to offer great wine pairings. Always great ambience and friendly service. Kind of forgot about this little gem but never more. Friend was over from Spain on Saturday and went for brunch, again clean plates... More 

Thank philip c
Watford, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited La Muse with a group of friends... we all wanted something different from the usual pizza/pasta etc. and decided on this bistro. Looks small from the outside but the space feels really cosy and intimate. Three of us had the fillet steak, which we all asked for cooked differently, and all were perfect. The wine list is great too,... More 

Thank clairep3003
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

La Muse is some way up Holloway Road from the bright lights of Upper Street, lacks visual glamour. and was disappointingly quiet on a cold Saturday evening, but what they haven't spent on décor is more than made up for by the quality of the cooking. Stone bass with leeks, artichokes in mustard & wine sauce specially recommended, also quince... More 

Thank ChrisD23456
London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 20, 2017 via mobile

This is a charming little cafe/restaurant on the very un-charming Holloway Road. A little haven of authentic gallic hospitality, perfect for a bite and a drink before the game. Good (Italian) coffee and food that has French quality and simplicity. Thoroughly recommended if you want something way better than a greasy spoon.

Thank jumblemo
London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 2, 2017

I came back here with my boyfriend after having had fantastic night in the summer when the garden was open. This time we dined inside, it was small but really cosy, the waiter was so friendly and the food excellent - I was tempted to have the fillet steak again, but went for the beef bourguignon with mash instead, so... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$10 - $51
Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget, Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 119 Holloway Road, London N7 8LT, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7609 5397
A little gem right on the Holloway road close to Highbury and Islington station. A lovely little independent, shabby chic, arty and very relaxed restaurant serving food cooked with passion for food. The menu changes frequently following the seasons but continually with French cooking as the heart of the menu. With the addition of daily specials there is always more to explore as the charcuterie which provides you with imported French gourmet products such as cheeses, saucissons and cured hams (Also available to buy to take out). There is also an extensive all French wine list with 16 wines served by the glass to suit every taste. We use locally sourced products and only the best ingredients (local butchers etc) At the back is a fantastic walled garden ideal for spring and summer times.

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