March 28, 2023
La Lluna in London – famed for it’s Spanish wine and food culture
Muswell Hill, north London is nestled between Hampstead and Wood Green and is an area full of an eclectic mix of fabulous restaurants, cafés, bars, and boutiques, it’s buzzy and lively.
We were invited to dine at La Lluna in Muswell Hill Broadway, an authentic extremely busy Spanish restaurant, with a great atmosphere, but with a laid-back vibe. La Lluna serves delicious traditional and modern tapas, all the dishes are freshly prepared using either locally sourced products, or specialties from Spain, such as cheeses, jamon, charcuterie and Padron peppers.
We began with a gorgeous selection of gambas al ajillo – king prawns sauteed with garlic, olive oil and very spicy chili peppers, we also chose tartare de cangrejo which is avocado stuffed with crab, black caviar served on ribbons of cucumber, this was delicious and light. Our final starter choice to share was pan con tomate, a classic sourdough bread toasted and piled high with fresh tomato and drizzled with olive oil.
We had a little break before our main course; we decided to share a couple of paella dishes, one with meat and one with fish and shellfish, they were packed full of mussels, prawns, clams, chicken and chorizo, and the rice was soft and juicy. They were both absolutely divine and transported us back to those fabulous little dining spots in rural Spain; so to go with this to further enhance that Spanish experience we had a jug of Sangria, a perfect pairing with paella.
We were quite full by now, but who can resist Churros with a rich choccie dipping sauce, not us, it was the perfect end to a truly delightful evening.
The chef is a creative genius, the cuisine is memorable and tasty and La Lluna is a superb restaurant for a romantic date night, a birthday or an anniversary, or a girlie get-together, the team will ensure your evening is perfect.
The décor is totally Spanish with colorful artwork adorning the walls featuring Flamenco dancers and food, the La Lluna team is helpful and friendly and the front of house staff warm and welcoming, nothing was too much trouble, and we enjoyed every minute, as well as every mouthful.
W: La Lluna
A: 462 Muswell Hill Broadway, London N10 1BS
T: 0208 442 2662 1264
A: High Road, Whetstone N20 9HH
T: 020 8446 830
Written by Debbie Stone Global Editor of the Luxuria Group