Having lived at Highbury corner for the last 18months we’ve had Trullo on our list for far too long. I have been once before years ago but it was becoming a distant memory. The lovely Lawrence had some good news so offered to treat yours truly to an impromptu late night feast at Trullo (I would recommend you book in advance).
It opened in Summer 2010 and offers a beautiful selection of Italian dishes from a menu that changes daily. All the pasta is rolled minutes before it’s served up on your plate, which just adds to the quality in every mouthful.
An interesting fact for you is ‘Trullo’ is actually a traditional Apulian dry stone hut with a conical roof, they make for a rather pretty picture against a bright blue sky.
While we waited for our table to be ready we popped into Brewhouse Highbury which has just opened up recently. It offers a huge selection of beers and even has a micro-brewery on site. Great for a catch up with friends and a few drinks post-work!
Anyway onto the main event and our table was ready. We were seated downstairs in the packed out restaurant (it’s never quiet in Trullo). The menu is typical Italian with antipasti, primi and secondi courses on offer.
We decided to share a few dishes starting with a beautiful crab and potato salad, refreshing with just enough crab that comes through in it’s rich, tasty flavour.
Next up was a traditional pappardelle with italian sausage ragu, always a winner in my eyes. Rich, meaty sauce with perfectly cooked al dente pasta.
The mains were wonderful a filling sea bream with cannellini beans and a citrusy sauce.
Our final dish of the evening was a simple lamp chop with a creamy bean salad, how meat should be. Perfectly cooked and simple with the juices flowing out.
We remembered there was cheesecake back in the fridge so unfortunately gave the puddings a miss and headed home.
Trullo is lovely and well worth a visit if you’re in the area or even further a field but want an excuse to see Highbury. It feels casual enough to be a mid-week dinner but at the same time special enough for a treat or date night.