Qui Restaurant 14 Middle Lane, Crouch End London, N8 8PL
The simple, elegant surrounding of the Qui (pronounced Kwee) Restaurant in Crouch End is a perfect foil to the menu which is bursting with classic Mediterranean flavours. At the family run Qui you will sample Italian culinary tradition in the classic recipes and then find your taste buds taken to another level as other Mediterranean dishes are given innovative twists. For example, “Calamaretti fritti con pak choi allo zenzero , peperoncino e aioli” zings in your mouth through the addition of ginger, chilli and aioli or “Involtino di vitello alla salvia e speck con fonduta al parmigiano e spinaci” brings together classic veal, sage and speck on a bed of spinach complementing it with a parmesan fondue.
Qui’s sublime antipasti selection includes perfect sharing options ranging from a wood-platter of Italian meats to a vegetarian combination of buffalo mozzarella and oven-roasted peppers. Its homemade pasta is combined with sword fish or crab and the range of mains will take you to the north or the south of Italy depending on your choice.
Puddings – from ice-creams and sorbets to cheeses and Tiramisù there is something for everyone to enjoy.
Lunchtime dining gives you a choice of 2 or 3 beautiful courses for a modest £10.95 or £14.95 respectively. Perfect for business lunches or treating yourself and a friend to something more than a wrapped sandwich and a bottled drink!
The wine list boasts carefully chosen Italian wines as well as premium champagnes like Dom Perignon 2002. There is also a range of spirits, including fine cognacs and of course the ubiquitous Grappa.
Qui offers you an experience that is much more than Trattoria eating but without the price tag that usually accompanies fine dining. As it celebrates its first birthday why not head to the Qui Restaurant – an elegant yet unpretentious Italian restaurant in Crouch End perfect for every occasion.
Open every day 12noon to 3pm and 6.30-11pm
Menu changes seasonally.
To book a table call 020 8341 0527
“A thoroughly relaxed and enjoyable dining experience. The food was cooked and seasoned perfectly, the dishes interesting and sufficient and the staff most pleasant and friendly. We would recommend Qui to all lovers of fine food.” Ed
“We booked Qui to celebrate my daughter’s Christening and were so pleased with every aspect of our meal. The staff were extremely friendly and helpful and the food for a large group was exceptionally good. I would thoroughly recommend it for celebratory lunches for larger groups.” Kate
“Met a friend for a quick bite and only had time for a starter. Literally every mouth full was delicious and the care and attention in the service was five star. So much so that we made a reservation for the weekend so we can have a three course meal.” Jay