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 […]
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To be honest, from the outside there is not much that distinguishes Jashan from the many other curry houses in this part of North London. The food they serve, however, is far superior – so much so in fact that they are too busy to do deliveries at all, and you’ll have to wait for a […]
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 […]
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 […]
Like lots of the trendy restaurants in Soho, you can’t book a table for Polpo. Great for impromptu dinners but not so good for big groups (if you’re more than a four, forget it! And even with a group of 4, expect upwards of an hour’s wait for a table on a Friday). As a […]
I’ve been to this spanish tapas restaurant quite a few times before to take advantage of their £5 lunch menu. Thanks to its disappearance during December we tried the vegetarian sharing platter – certainly not a bargain lunch at £17 but very nice indeed.
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 […]
Monmouth Coffee Company shops are the places of legend for coffee lovers, which the constant queues – regardless of which time of the day you visit – are testament to.
Petek is one of those restaurants that we know is a ‘safe bet’ whenever we have friends or family up to visit us in London. The food is always excellent, the service friendly and efficient, and it has a nice buzzy ambience every night of the week.
Years ago I went to California and came home in love with the burrito. It took England a few years to catch on, but since then burritos bars have been booming – and thank goodness for that. In Angel in North London your spoilt for choice – there is Chilangos and Tortilla on Upper Street, […]