About us & chef

About Us

La Muse is a little gem right on Holloway road, close to Highbury & Islington station. A lovely little independent, shabby chic, arty and very relaxed restaurant serving food cooked with passion. The menu changes often, but continually with French cooking at its heart. From beef bourguignon and camembert fondue to onion soup and fillet steak, you’ll find all the classics at La Muse (depending on the season), but you’ll also be delighted by our new special French style tapas plates, perfect for sharing. There is also an extensive, all French, wine list to suit every taste. We use locally sourced products and only the best ingredients. At the back, there is a fantastic walled garden, perfect all year round. There is a relaxed, breezy atmosphere at La Muse and we think that there is nothing better than sitting in our garden, enjoying a glass of Picpoul and a platter of charcuterie and cheese. But we also organise regular food and wine events and can accommodate birthday parties and large groups (in our fantastic garden).


Profile of Chef

Our chef and owner, Akif, is trained in classical French cuisine at The Ivy, the Savoy Grill and the Wolseley. His passion is tapas cooked in the French style. He brings his expertise to La Muse, where he has been welcoming customers for many years. Akif is present at the restaurant almost every day, where you can see him prepare all the lovely dishes in our open kitchen.