Four Legs duo to open Tollington’s fish bar

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Image: Greg Holland
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Related tags Ed McIlroy Jamie Allan Tollington’s Restaurant London Seafood Spanish cuisine Four Legs

The duo behind The Plimsoll pub in Finsbury Park and Four Legs at the Compton Arms in Canonbury will open a Spanish-focused fish restaurant this spring.

Ed McIlroy and Jamie Allan will open Tollington’s, a fish bar in Finsbury Park, north London, celebrating regional Spanish coastline dining.

Opening on Tollington Park, the fish bar will preserve the site's namesake as being home to a neighbourhood fish and chip restaurant, but with a more European twist.

Dishes will be seafood-focused including plates of cured, fresh, and fried options with a small selection of larger dishes including some cuts of meat on a regularly changing menu. The drinks menu will be simple and concise with everything available by the glass including beer, wine, port, cider and Spanish vermouth.

The building's original interior details, including tiling, formica and the chip fryers, have been retained but the space has been refreshed with a design that gives a small nod to Spain in tiling and colour scheme. 

The space will be split in two with the front bar available for walk-ins and standing guests and a seated restaurant space at the back. There will also be some outdoor seating.

"Jamie and I have spent a lot of time in Spain with family based there and we just love the no-nonsense way of doing things," says McIlroy.

"We want people to come in, have a drink, lean on a ledge and have a quick bite or stay for a while and enjoy some big plates around a table. There won’t be any frills, just good food and a place we want locals and visitors to eat, drink and have a good time.

"It’s as simple as that."

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