Category Archives: Restaurants

Banana Tree Restaurant, Angel

Banana Tree in Upper Street has a nice buzzy vibe to it, a mixture of out-of-office workers, solo diners and groups of friends. The thai-style menu has veggie options aplenty with noodles, curries and soup options. Turning down the novel if not slightly curious option of ‘mock duck’ in various combinations, I went for a […]

Ottolenghi Restaurant, Islington

In my view, the key to Yotam Ottolenghi’s success – from his restaurants to cook books – is his utter skill in putting together flavours that you would never have thought of, but come together like they were made for each other. You’ll know if you follow his columns in the Observer that his ingredients […]

Trullo restaurant, Islington

I’ve tried to get a table at Trullo at short notice a few times, to no avail, which is always a good sign in a place with so much competition as Islington. The restaurant has a nice cosy bistro feel, with attentive, knowledgable service and the food is both original and perfectly executed. No surprise […]

Shibuya Restaurant, Kings Cross

This Japanese restaurant popped up quite recently on Kings Cross Road. A group of us from the office ventured there to try it out and, despite it being fairly deserted when we got there, we were treated to a great value lunch. You can see everything being prepared by two chefs in the open kitchen space, and the service […]