What’s The Deal?
The recently opened Highgate venue (following the original in Queens Park) that focuses on dishes from the Puglia region of Italy.
We started off with the Burrata (obviously!) which came with roasted aubergine, pepper & tomato which is pretty much a perfect combination for me. The roasted vegetables came out hot which was a nice contrast to the cool burrata and you can’t really go far wrong here.
Onto the mains, we had one meat, one fish dish and shared both. Arrosto Pugliese Bombette was a selection of pork mixed with different ingredients & provolone cheese that is skewered and then roasted. I’d never had anything like this before so it was good to try something different and this would be great for big meat fans! Our fish dish of Gamberi Aglio was classic king prawns with chilli, garlic & rocket in an amazing sauce which was perfect to mop up with a side of Italian focaccia.
Finally for dessert, we couldn’t resist the hot chocolate fondant which I can tell you, did not disappoint. The vanilla ice cream could have been better but the fondant was the star of the show so this didn’t really matter. We left Ostuni feeling super satisfied with the food and there was a nice buzz about the place.
The location in Highgate is a treat to visit as it’s generally a lovely area of town and the vibe in Ostuni matches perfectly. It feels like the sort of place where you could easily see a celeb or two having a casual dinner (we were on the look out!). Ostuni seemed to be particularly popular with Highgate locals, with the people on the table next to us who sounded like they had tried the entire menu from previous visits!
Budget or Bust?
££ – We spent around £75 for two with mains, a starter and dessert to share, sides & drinks. Definitely decent value for the quality of the food and I’ll definitely be back again soon!