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What: Paella Shack

In a nutshell: Valencian streetfood in Highbury

Summing it all up: The streetfood arm of the London Paella School has landed on Highbury's Blackstock Road where they'll be serving up ALL the paellas plus other great tapas.

The low-down

Good news for any homesick Spaniards or North London lovers of Spanish food - a new restaurant and takeaway devoted to Valencian dishes opened yesterday in Highbury.

Paella Shack is run by the team at the London Paella School. The shack is their street food takeaway arm which, up till now, you may have come across at markets at Elephant & Castle or Walthamstow. Now they've taken over the space on Blackstock Road previously occupied by Bill The Butcher.

The shack's founder Xavier MeroƱo gave Hot Dinners a rundown of the dishes you can expect at their new place. As the name suggests, the focus is around Valencian paellas - the range there includes rabbit and chicken, lobster and cod, cauliflower and garlic sprouts among other iterations.

They also do a nice line in tapas dishes including:

  • Patatas Bravas with brava and allioli sauces
  • Trio of croquettes - prawn, spinach and cheese and serrano ham
  • Padron peppers with spicy marinated halloumi cheese and crispy onion
  • Calamares a la andaluza
  • Glazed spicy Rocario chorizo in cider and garlic with butternut squash
  • Churros con chocolate

For now, it's takeaway only, but you'll be able to dine in from next week. 

Thanks to Hot Dinners reader Paula Tucker for the spot!

 

More about Paella Shack

Where is it? 138 Blackstock Road London N4 2DX

When does it open? Opened 26 November 2020. Hours are Thursdays to Sundays 11:30am to 9:30pm

Soft launch: 50% off food until Sunday when you show them the soft launch post from their Instagram or Twitter feed.

Find out more: Visit their website or follow them on Instagram @paellashack

 

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