Street N4 is located on Clifton Terrace and is a stone’s throw from Finsbury Park station, just look for the big neon sign. Inside, the décor is simple, with graffiti on one wall and a space for local artists’ work to be displayed. Perhaps this is to cater for the UAL students that will soon move in to the newly built halls of residence just opposite. At the far end of Street N4 (street is a nod to the street food themed menu) is a brightly lit open kitchen, so you can watch your food being cooked as you wait and build your appetite.
The menu comprises of a variety of burgers, burritos and hot dogs and a selection of craft beer from local breweries (I would recommend the Smog Rocket Smoked Porter – a light stout, not too heavy or bitter). We ordered a chilli burger, traditional hot dog, cheesy fries, onion rings and coleslaw. The chilli burger is served in an open brioche bun with a well-seasoned medium rare patty and a generous helping of chilli on top. It was a bit like an American ‘Sloppy Joe’, and was full of flavour but the chilli could have done with a bit more heat. The hot dog was also in a brioche bun which worked well with the mustard, sweet onions and good quality sausage.
The shoestring fries were oozing with gooey cheese, not the healthiest choice, but delicious nonetheless. The batter for the onions rings was rather dense but with a nice touch of chilli flakes, and we used them to scoop up the rich and tangy coleslaw. We didn’t order a burrito, but they were really popular with the other diners. Street N4 is the owner’s first personal venture, and I can see it succeeding for a number of reasons: the food is good value, tastes great and the atmosphere is relaxed and unpretentious.
If you have any questions you are able to tweet them @N4Street