Just when you thought London’s quota of wine and sharing plates spots was full, Linden Stores comes along. It’s a wine shop-cum-bar a few minutes walk away from Highbury Corner serving some really tasty small plates. The sizeable menu is guaranteed to have something for everyone on it, from the delicate pork scratchings (which might be a disappointment if you’re expecting pub-style tooth-breakers) to the hearty oxtail pie with bone marrow mash. And don’t let the size of the plates deceive you, dishes like the roasted beets with prune puree and hung yoghurt make for a rich and satisfying accompaniment to the wine. Upstairs is clean and bright, perfect for catching up with mates, while the candle lit room downstairs makes for a casual date-night. This is one you’ll want to come back to again and again.