I, more than anyone, should be rooting against Tabac Bar. When I moved into a flat in Kentish Town this fall, my landlord promised the restaurant space on the ground floor would be near silent. Three weeks ago, the opening night proved this to be an empty promise.

I can hear the thumps of songs and the laughs . . .



In need of post-festive pick me up or a treat to kick the January Blues, Kentish Town's newest drinking nook - the charming and French bar Tabac - provides as the perfect winter hideaway . . .

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7 places to enjoy a taste of France in the UK this winter. A cosy new French-inspired drinking den is bringing a taste of Paris to London. Tabac has been created on the site of an old tobacconist shop and has kept the original sign along with a glowing new neon sign from France. It will serve wine, aperitifs and spirits along with a snack menu of cheese and charcuterie boards,pâté, olives, nuts and saucisson. . .



Tabac: the new bar from Patron is open

A quirky neighbourhood café-bar has opened on Fortess Road. “Amazingly the site at 16 Fortess Road used to be a tobacconist, and of course we’re keeping the original sign. We’ll have our own reclaimed illuminated Tabac light outside highlighting the way.” . . .

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Le Bar Tabac de Kentish Town, Estelle Nilsson-Julien le 07.01.19

C’est il y a seulement quelques mois que Tanzi et Jean-François décident de lancer Tabac, un bar-tabac situé à Kentish Town. C’est un univers familier pour le duo : ils sont à seulement quelques portes de Patron, leur bistro français à succès, inauguré en 2015 par ce même couple franco-britannique. Il y a 14 ans, Tanzi, une Londonienne et Jean-François, un Breton se sont rencontrés dans une école de chefs à Londres . . .



Tabac opened in London’s Kentish Town last month, inspired by the wine and cigarette-festooned ‘tabacs’ that are spread across France. 

Tabac has opened in the site of an old tobacconist shop and has kept the original sign. The London bar will serve wine, apéritifs and spirits along with a snack menu that includes cheese and charcuterie boards, paté, olives, nuts and saucisson . . .

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Jean-François Pioc et sa compagne Tanzi Ellison sont devenus en quelques années les “Patrons” de Fortess Road à Kentish Town. Lui est breton, elle est anglaise. Ensemble, ils ont monté plusieurs restaurants depuis 2010 à Londres et bouillonnent sans cesse de projets, dont le dernier né, le bar Tabac, qui vient apporter une nouvelle touche 100% française dans ce quartier du nord de la capitale anglaise . . .

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