Best friends Dijonis Xhindoli & Faruk Shalaku opened The Clock N8 to bring their unique take on modern British cuisine to Crouch End. Taking over the much-loved Edith’s House, Faruk and Dijonis renovated their new premises themselves. The goal? To create a clean slate so their customers could give full attention to the flavours.
Sustainability is at the heart of their mission. The menu changes seasonally to ensure The Clock N8’s clientele can enjoy the freshest ingredients from local farmers and suppliers.
Executive Chef Faruk Shalaku previously steered the helm at The Avenue restaurant (D & D group), The Botanist (Sloane Square), The Montcalm 5 star Hotel (Liverpool street), The Well (Clerkenwell). He brings a passion for modern British cuisine and a skill that has ensured The Clock N8 a spot in the Hardens guide. Faruk’s unique style pays homage to the British classics while incorporating the ever-changing innovation of the international scene.
General Manager Dijonis has previously run many Italian restaurants. His unique knowledge of Mediterranean wines means he can perfectly match Faruk’s dishes with seductive drinking choices.
Dijonis and Faruk always knew Crouch End would be the home of their first restaurant. The village-like feel of the area and repeat clientele means they can build meaningful relationships with their customers. The pair have described the community in Crouch End as a lifeline during the pandemic.
The Clock N8 wants its customers to experience high-quality food and drink in an informal setting. Come say hi and enjoy fine dining without the fuss.