1 Hampstead Ln, Highgate, London N6 4RS
Having begun its life in Queen's Park, Ostuni has recently opened a new branch in Highgate Village – and critics agree the north London neighbourhood is all the richer for its presence. Replicating the beautiful and inspired setting of the heel of Italy, Puglia, with stone from Locorotondo adorning the walls, bar and floor, you will find the rustic elegance that reminds us of the most common elements of the area. A selection of fish and meat dishes reflecting the recipes of Puglia fill the menu, including a roast lamb rump, seasoned lightly and served with garlic, chicory and slightly al dente lentils. It is worth sticking around for dessert, if you have room, to match the delicious Caprino mantecato, a honey-drizzled whipped goats curd.