“Are you sure you have the right address?” my partner asked as we drove slowly into an industrial estate in Tottenham in search for a new bar, club and brewery.

Co-Founded by Deano Jo (Rita’s, Pamela, The Alibi, Real Gold), Five Miles London promises a new, world class sound-system, an extensive and innovative tap room featuring Tottenham’s most talented brewers, as well as cocktails on tap.

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That wasn’t quite enough to lure me in, but the announcement of a new Middle Eastern inspired restaurant did the job.

Head chef of Torshi, Ed Jonesi has created an exciting menu of snacks, sharing plates and sides with “a nod to Pan-Middle Eastern cuisine”.

On arrival we both went for a gin and hop tonic to start while perusing the menu which offers “urban global flavours through a Levantine lens”.

To start we had olives with orange and fennel marinade and pickled radish (£3.50), with hummus, falafel and bread (£3). It was all delicious, I just wish the bread had been toasted a little and the serving was a bit bigger.

For the mains I was very excited to try a recent food phenomenon, halloumi fries (£6.50).

They were delicious, although a little oily, served with pomegranate ketchup and mint – the latter of which counteracted the grease well.

The stand out dish without a doubt was the grilled hispi cabbage (£10) with mint adjika and nam prik. Whatever I tell you now, you will not understand how spectacular a dish it was until you try it.

It was soft and so flavourful with a smoky essence from the grill that would even suit a meat lovers. It was innovative and ingenious.

On the side we had mojardara fried rice with fermented chilli and “crispy” egg (£9). It was lovely and well flavoured, but didn’t stand out alongside the two adjoining dishes.

After eating we stayed for another drink. The bar is headed up by Mark Hislop (Brewdog, The Redchurch Brewery) and features a bespoke tap wall running the full length of the bar, which displays 18 local and international beers plus a discerning selection of cocktails on draft.

It was a difficult choice but we received wonderful advice and helpful responses to our many questions until we both settled on a drink. My other half was definitely the winner with his mango beer.

The seating could certainly have been more comfortable, it didn’t feel like a place you could sit and relax in for the evening, but the staff were marvellous.

As we sat with our pints the group putting on the evening’s event began to set up and get into their eccentric outfits and I began to regret our decision to drive so I suggest you leave your cars at home.

Torshi in Five Miles, 39b Markfield Road, N15 4QA.