This London pub boasts a unique approach to its food offer. It has a history of strong and varied kitchen residencies with Tiella now in the kitchen.
Tiella, run by Dara Klein, formerly of Rubedo, Brawn, Trullo, Sager & Wildeis, now the much-coveted kitchen residency at The Compton Arms. Traditional rustic Italian food is the focus at Tiella, featuring hearty hand rolled pastas and unctuous braised meats. Tiella is an ode to Klein’s mother, a renowned chef in Italy and New Zealand, known for her skill and tenacity. The residency is held at The Compton Arms indefinitely.
The regularly changing menu has previously included dishes such as Tagliatelle alle vongole and Smoked Ricotta, Calabrian chilli & honey.
A previous kitchen residency at the pub was run by Four Legs & Belly.
The front of the pub remains a place where people can eat or just drink in a relaxed pub environment. A back room ‘snug’ area and outdoor garden are available for quieter dining.
The Compton Arms is one of three Canonbury pubs frequented by George Orwell, who lived nearby in Canonbury Square. The pub was the inspiration for his perfect watering hole in The Moon Under Water.