North London neighbourhood favourite Beam to double up this summer

By Georgia Bronte contact

- Last updated on GMT

Image source: Beam's Instagram page (@cafebeam)
Image source: Beam's Instagram page (@cafebeam)
Crouch End’s Mediterranean-inspired restaurant Beam is opening a second site this summer, with an extended menu and longer trading hours.

Also called Beam, the restaurant will open in Blackstock Road this summer, and alongside its older sister's trademark brunch menu it will serve an evening offering drawing on the “flavours, tastes and ingredients of the Middle East, North Africa and the Mediterranean.”

The Crouch End brunch and lunch restaurant, run by a mother and son duo, has operated from its current location for 12 years, and is a three-times winner of Time Out’s ‘neighbourhood café of the year’ award.

The restaurant has amassed a following for its Instagram-friendly brunch and lunch menus, which include the likes of a ‘Mediterranean breakfast’ of grilled halloumi cheese, egg, filo pastry with parsley and feta cheese, spicy sausage, sautéed potatoes, feta, olives, harissa, and tahini , served with bread and jam; kofta wrap with peppers, onions and yoghurt; and salmon steak with asparagus, hollandaise sauce and bulgar wheat.

Beam’s owners have lived in Crouch End for over 25 years, running a bistro for 12 before opening Beam. The duo say that the new opening is “due to the success of our existing Beam in Crouch End.”

“We adore our community and are passionate about local produce and trade,” says the restaurant.

“We aim to feed our lovely customers well and encourage customer reviews, suggestions and feedback, so we can meet your desire for the perfect eatery.”

The new outpost of Beam takes the place of now-closed Italian restaurant Il Bacio, at 178 Blackstock Road.

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