Postcard of a once extremely vibrant Fortess Road viewed from Kentish Town.

[dropcap]I[/dropcap]t would seem the unstoppable march of the connecting thoroughfare linking Kentish Town and Tufnell Park continues.

Seemingly five minutes after the really-very-good vegetarian restaurant and bar Ceremony flung open its doors, garnering rave reviews all around, a new pit stop is about to open on the other side of the road.

Authentique follows hit new opening Ceremony NW5. Photo: PR

[dropcap]T[/dropcap]aking the spot of the former 24hr convenience store will be a new grocery, cafe and wine bar. Called Authentique, it follows the likes of Patron in its aim to cater for the now vibrant local French community.

So expect the kind of casual place you can drop by, pull up a stool and tuck into a glass of house red and a cheese or meat platter (on the way home, perhaps).

Authentique have currently applied to the council for an alcohol license (till 11pm daily) so we’ll fill you in with more detail when we have it. Opening date TBC, 114-116 Fortess Road NW5

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