Sunday, 4 January 2015

Local Hero: The Step, Bowes Park

In the extremely diverse neighbourhood where I live, you're never far from something good to eat. The huge Turkish, Greek and Cypriot populations of Haringey and Enfield have built a paradise for food lovers - I dare you to order a lamb Iskender from a Turkish restaurant and not fall in love immediately.

A fairly recent addition to the arsenal of eateries in the area is The Step, a little cafe bar which opened up a little couple of years ago on sleepy Myddleton Road in Bowes Park. In recent years the road has been going through a bit of a revival - there's a lovely community garden and a fantastic quarterly market.

Inside The Step

First impressions would suggest it's just a coffee shop, but take a look at the menu and you'll soon realise they've got really good pub fare. On the brunch menu you can choose from their phenomenal breakfasts, hearty sandwiches or a proper burger - no frozen rubbish in sight - or, later in the evening, it's a proper dinner menu with burgers, steaks, fish and salads. There's an ever-changing range of cakes on offer, a cracking Sunday roast, and the glorious Meantime Pale Ale on tap. Well worth a visit.

The best picture I could get without making it obvious that I was one of those tossers who takes pictures of their food at restaurants
Don't miss: The pastrami & emmenthal sandwich. Less of a sandwich, more of an experience. (£5.50)

The Step: 101 Myddleton Road, London, N22 8NE. Open evenings Mon - Thu and all day Fri - Sun.

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