With a rustic interior of exposed brick, industrial metal lampshades and a mismatched tiles, La Fabrica Stroud Green feels wonderfully cosy and unpretentious. The menu is packed with tapas treats, as well as carefully selected wines and authentic Spanish desserts.
A comprehensive taste of Spain is served on the La Fabrica Stroud Green menu, starting with all kinds of charcuterie, including Iberian ham and black pudding. There is a large cheese selection, perfect to enjoy with one of the carefully selected wines served. The tapas selection features a range of traditional croquettes, along with grilled sardines off the bone with garlic, olive oil, parsley and lemon juice. Classic paella dishes are perfect to share, and there is also an express menu for visitors of the local cinema.
Bold Spanish wines are served at La Fabrica in Stroud Green, while the dessert menu is packed with traditional desserts including churros with thick chocolate sauce, Catalan-style crème brûlée, and tangy sorbet.
Offering a warm Spanish ambience and authentic tapas, La Fabrica Stroud Green is a popular Spanish restaurant in London that is invitingly laid-back. Finsbury Park Tube Station is a 6-minute drive away.
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18 January 2020
Great find. Warm and welcoming atmosphere and superb food. Excellent
13 December 2019
Oh dear. Four old school friends turn up one of their regular get-togethers, in a place that I've been to before but on this occasion the food is very disappointing. In a 2.5 hour meal, we ordered about 16 tapas dishes and then a large paella and 2 bottles of wine. Unfortunately, nearly all dishes weren't up to standard - only 2 or 3 were of really good quality. La Fabrica exhibits a lot of the problems that restaurants in London now face - too many dishes / too big a menu / too much competition, with dishes that have to be prepared from a busy kitchen (perhaps understaffed) and an inability to recruit and retain good or experienced staff, particularly in the kitchen area. Customer service was reasonable if not outstanding, but it was more the food that was our concern. After our first tranche of tapas dishes were cleared, we gave feedback to the owner, who listened and smiled but then no further action or comment was taken or made. We gave them a chance to redeem themselves by ordering a large paella dish which at £52 for four was frankly rather expensive and not very good quality at all. These were some of the problems we had with the food: 1. inconsistent seasoning - tortilla with a complete lack of salt but chorizo in red wine intensely salty – too salty to eat, prawns under-seasoned; 2. Extraneous sauces – glazes and sauces a la 1980s added to everything; 3. non-authentic preparation of dishes – batata bravas were basically roasted potatoes (very salty) with a separate pot of tomato sauce – this dish should be cooked with the potatoes and the tomatoes together (laziness in the kitchen as they want to speed up prep), ditto batatas aioli – garlic sauce separate to the pre-cooked potatoes rather than integrated; meat balls a bit undercooked; secretos (pork tender strips) were overcooked; pork belly cooked-off and then seasoned, hence no flavour and probably cooked too quickly, etc, etc. 4. The paella – a real problem – rice undercooked, cheap sliced squid.
12 December 2019
Very delicious! Can recommend the Tuna with guacamole, pork belly, baby squid and the asparagus off the top of my head. 3 dishes each was more than enough and the Mojito was ????
14 September 2019
Just. Another Spanish restaurant in London which starts showing faults. I used to live this place as I miss Spanish food and they were doing very well. My last experience was disappointing as I found the food not being as nice. Why do they put pomegranate in every single side of dishes? Never seen that in Spain. What's the purpose? The spinach croquetas had so much dirt inside I thought I was eating soil, poquillo peppers with black pudding, so dull. The nest was the octopus and the scallops with chorizo paste. Even the presa ibaruca, supposed to be one of the best meat in Spain, it was overcooked and dry. I couldn't believe it. Perhaps they can trick some people, definitely not Spanish people who know how things are supposed to taste. Remove all that pomegranate please! Doesn't serve any purpose, not in all the dishes, come on. The service was good as we asked not to have all the dishes at the same time, and the white wine (Rueda) very good quality related to price. I might give them another chance but, not for a while. Thank you
11 September 2019
We had a lovely meal here.
7 September 2019
Really lovely place. Amazing food and lovely staff.
7 September 2019
Amazing food with a great atmosphere . The tuna with avocado and mango salad is divine and the tortilla and the croquettes - everything delicious and very carefully prepared. Really good value compared to other local tapas bars - the wine is a bit more expensive but there is a good range to choose from.
6 September 2019
A very disappointing meal. We live locally, and have been lots of times. Overall, the standard of food and service seems to have dropped across the board. The worst example was meatballs which were fridge cold in the middle. In the end, we paid £72 for an average to poor meal. This was expensive and not worth it. It is disappointing when a restaurant you like loses its quality in such a noticeable way.
17 August 2019
7 August 2019
Excellent tapas, good portion sizes, well priced. Sadly there were no raciones or embutidos pick-and-mix options on the menu this time. Nice wine list, but does extend into prices I'd not normally entertain. The decor is nice, the staff are friendly and professional, the food was lovely. Location quite convenient for transport too, but the neighbourhood is a touch grotty.