Linden Stores is the brainchild of Laura Christie, who opened Turkish restaurant Oklava with Selin Kiazim in 2015, and former Opera Tavern and Ten Bells chef Chris Boustead.
The Highbury Corner site, which was previously home to Prawn on the Lawn, will relaunch as an upstairs wine shop with a ‘well-priced and very glugable’ wine list with bottles to buy or drink-in.
The downstairs restaurant opens this weekend and is named after the road Boustead grew up on in Scarborough.
Its menu is inspired by the chef's childhood in Yorkshire, with dishes set to include potted rabbit with clementine jelly; smoked beef stew with thyme dumplings; and a British cheese board.
Linden Stores will open Wednesday - Friday 5-11pm and Saturdays 12 noon – 11pm from this weekend.