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Meet me on the Towpath in Dalston

A few weeks ago I arranged a lunch with @MathildeCuisine for today – how lucky were we with the weather! Myself and @foodiestgeorge went along to meet Mathilde at Towpath, a new venture from writer Lori De Mori and photographer Jason Lowe on a less glamerous stretch of Regents Canal.

Upon arrival, I was unsurprised to see mismached furniture and crowd of ‘cool’ punters that looked like artists – most probably residents or workers in a nearby art gallery. I was also unsurprised to see that the bank was full to the brim on what seemed like the hottest day of the year so far.

It didn’t take us too long to get a seat and we were lucky to bag one by the water facing into the sun. The menu isn’t huge and they had sold out of an asaparagus dish (a shame as I am rather partial to a bit of asparagus) but we ordered three dishes to share:

Pork Rillett

Pork Rillette, originally uploaded by Food For Think.


Tabouleh, originally uploaded by Food For Think.

Cheese and Spring Onon Toastie

After wolfing the three dishes with not a morsel to spare, we couldn’t go without dessert. A few cakes were on show including one that I believe will become their trademark – Olive Oil cake. I love olive oil but wasn’t convinced enough to opt for it despite being told that it is very moist! Instead, we shared

Rhubarb and Almond Tart

Rhubarb and almond tart, originally uploaded by Food For Think.

Chocolate Pot with Cream

Chocolate pot with cream, originally uploaded by Food For Think.

I am a real sucker for pastry at the moment and this one was was springy, chewy, buttery and creamy – everything I want from a pastry based dessert. I’ve recently started baking with pastry and I’m quite far away from those standards. A little more practice though…

One last bit of fun before we left – young children canooing along the canal and fighting to overtake each other right infront of us (hello – why wasn’t that on my sports syllabus at school?) and lazy barges chugging past. On our departure, we spied the waitress carrying the sandwiches from a house around the corner – I’m guessing it is the house of Lori and Jason – looked like a very nice one too.


Towpath Cafe
42 De Beauvoir Crescent
N1 5SB
0207 254 7606

Tow Path on Urbanspoon


    • Food for Think says

      You’re very welcome – will have to do it again soon. But first we’ll plan the next afternoon tea…

    • Food for Think says

      Thank you very much 🙂 I know – don’t think we could have been any more lucky with the weather.

    • Food for Think says

      It’s worth the visit if only for the chocolate pot with cream. We had a hot chocolate afterward and it didn’t cut it because the chocolate pot was so nice and rich.

      Lovely location for a sunny day too.

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