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mlislington
133B Upper St, The Angel, London N1 1QP

Since they opened, MEAT liquor have grown their burger and cocktail empire across London, but all of their locations are places where you can get some of the very best burgers in town. Not to mention some killer cocktails.

zialuuia
157 Holloway Rd, London N7 8LX
Critic reviews - total score 8 out of 10

A top Holloway Road pizzeria which prides itself on its dough. The standard is 48-hour fermented and there are also vegetable charcoal, wholemeal and gluten-free options. Combine this with some unique toppings and combinations (including truffle honey) and you've a winning combo.

llerena
167 Upper St, Islington, London N1 1US

This Spanish restaurant on Upper Street comes from expert jamón producers Jamon y Salud, so you'd be expecting their jamon to be of a particularly high standard (it is). But it's not all about ham as the restaurant does a great line in authentic Spanish tapas, as well as serving up excellent Spanish wines. It's also worth popping in and grabbing a seat on the bar if you just need a snack.

topcuvee
177b Blackstock Road, London N5 2LL
Critic reviews - total score 7 out of 10

Top Cuvee in Highbury sees an ex Dinner by Heston in Melbourne alumni return to London, backed up by a chef from Naughty Piglets. Expect a neighbourhood wine bar with a regularly changing list of both food and wine, as well as cocktails from the people behind Three Sheets.

happyface
14 Handyside St, King’s Cross, London N1C 4DN
Critic reviews - total score 8.5 out of 10

This restaurant comes from the team behind Spiritland - and this is their second King's Cross venue. For food, there's a ground level pizza restaurant and downstairs is the basement late-night licence cocktail bar.

moio
188 Stoke Newington High Street, London N16 7JD
Critic reviews - total score 6 out of 10

Moio restaurant on Stoke Newington High Street is a collaboration between a chef and sommelier who previously worked together at Portland restaurant as chef and sommelier. There's a modern European menu with a big focus on matching wines with it.

hicceopen
Coal Drops Yard, Stable Street, King’s Cross, London N1C 4AB
Critic reviews - total score 6.5 out of 10

Pip Lacey, the former head chef at Murano (and who you may also know from 2017’s Great British Menu) is the brains behind Hicce, a restaurant with wood-fired food that's brimming with British flavours via Norway and Japan. You'll find this all-day restaurant on the top floor of Wolf + Badger at Coal Drops Yard in King's Cross with a pretty handy bar too.

shiok
171 Holloway Rd, London N7 8LX
Critic reviews - total score 8 out of 10

Malaysian laksa specialists Sambal Shiok, headed up by Mandy Yin, have finally found a permanent spot for their critically-acclaimed dishes. The laksa is great, but so are all the other dishes. Look out for regular events there and enjoy the wine list with a focus on Riesling.

drop
Unit 22-24, Bagley Walk Arches, Coal Drops Yard, London, N1C 4DH

Part of the Hart Bros empire in Coal Drops Yard, this is the group's first wine bar. It really makes good use of the old coal storage area to evoke the feeling of a wine cellar and the wine list is, obviously, one of the best in the area (and there's plenty of help on hand if you're struggling with your choice). The food comes via two induction hobs, and the team in the tiny kitchen are working wonders from them.

tish
196 Haverstock Hill, London NW3 2AG
Critic reviews - total score 5 out of 10

Featuring the former Head Chef of Bob Bob Ricard in the kitchen, North London's new Kosher restaurant is aiming for a European grand cafe style of dining in leafy Belsize Park.

jolene
21 Newington Green, London N16 9PU
Critic reviews - total score 7 out of 10

It's third time lucky for the team behind Westerns Laundry and Primeur as they have opened Jolene, a rare grain bakery and restaurant, on Newington Green. Expect a similar approach to their previous restaurants - ever changing menus, organic wines - with a big focus on the bread too.

rotiking
40 Doric Way, London NW1 1LH
Critic reviews - total score 6.5 out of 10

Roti King has established a huge reputation from a small restaurant in Euston. It's oft lauded as one of the best Malaysian restaurants in town and has attracted many to its subterranean location. Certainly expect some of the best rotis in town as well as great lentil curries and spicy noodles.

flatironkx
47–51 Caledonian Road, Kings Cross London N1 9BU

Flat Iron have an avid following amongst Londoners, with their signature flat iron steaks being one of the best deals in town. This is their King's Cross location where they serve up the usual flat-iron steaks as well as some special cuts. And all for a much cheaper price than you'd normally pay at a steakhouse.

coalofficeint2
2 Bagley Walk, London N1C 4PQ
Critic reviews - total score 7.5 out of 10

With eyepopping interiors by Tom Dixon and food by Palomar chef and restaurateur Assaf Granit, this was the first restaurant to open at Coal Drops Yard. If you're up at the counter, it's a scene quite familiar from The Palomar - Jerusalem-inspired food served up by a lively kitchen. They also have a handy bar - and outside space - on the first floor.

1251
107 Upper Street, London, N1 1QN
Critic reviews - total score 8 out of 10

Michelin-starred James Cochran has gone back to his roots with 1251, his Islington restaurant which is a much more personal affair for him. Here he's serving up modern British food, made with Kentish produce (and several nods to his West Indian heritage). The restaurant is pitched as a place to try Michelin-level dining in a more relaxed environment.

kaki
125 Caledonian Rd, London N1 9RG
Critic reviews - total score 7.5 out of 10

This canalside restaurant on Caledonian Road has a menu full of authentic Chinese dishes that you don't see all that much of outside of Chinatown. Particularly good for groups.

plazainside
Coal Drops Yard, Stable Street, London N1C 4AB

Casa & Plaza Pastor is the Mexican restaurant of two parts from the Harts Group - the people behind El Pastor in Borough and the Barrafina restaurants. Casa Pastor - the part that's most like El Pastor before it - serves up Mexican classics done well. Outside is Plasa Pastor, which has a line in sandwiches and rotisserie chicken (and is, obviously, heated in the winter).

barrafinacounter
Coal Drops Yard, Stable Street, King’s Cross, London N1C 4AB
Critic reviews - total score 8 out of 10

They're viewed as being some of the best Spanish restaurants in London and this Barrafina is no exception. All of the Barrafinas have a unique menu and the King's Cross outpost has a unique menu with a particular focus on Catalan cooking. Otherwise, expect a no-reservation counter-dining-only restaurant with excellent Spanish small plates.

vermuteria
Coal Drops Yard, Stable Street, King’s Cross, London N1C 4AB
Critic reviews - total score 6 out of 10

Respected restaurateur and chef Anthony Demetre (of Wild Honey) has brought his vision of a Spanish/Italian vermuteria to the Coal Drops Yard part of King's Cross. Expect plenty of vermouth and negronis aplenty alongside a tapas-style menu focusing on seasonal produce.

neptune
8 Russell Square, London WC1B 5BE
Critic reviews - total score 6 out of 10

Described as "a neighbourhood restaurant created in partnership with three-time Bib Gourmand winner Brett Redman, and stylist-turned-restaurateur Margaret Crow" they're aiming for a Bloomsbury salon for the 21st century vibe.

bababoom
189 Upper St, London N1 1RQ

They already have a kebab restaurant in Battersea, and now they've arrived on Islington's Upper Street. BabaBoom are serving up all their favourite kebabs with meat and vegetables cooked over coal and some cracking Middle Eastern sides too.

hotstone
9 Chapel Market, London N1 9EZ

Chapel Market might not be the first place you'd think of for top quality sushi, but Head chef Padam Raj Rai was the former head sushi chef at Tsukiji restaurant in Mayfair and he knows his stuff. Plus, you'll get to throw an A5 Japanese Wagyu steak on the stone here and cook it exactly how you like it.

chicksoursislington
62 Upper St, London N1 0NY

Chick n Sours comes from the team of Carl Clarke and David Wolanski, whose mission is to serve up some of the best fried chicken in London. And they're doing a pretty good job of it so far, with their wings, tenders and huge chicken burgers all some of the best in town. All that plus an excellent selection of sour cocktails.

yipin
70-72 Liverpool Rd, The Angel, London N1 0QD
Critic reviews - total score 8 out of 10

Set on Liverpool Road, this critically-acclaimed restaurant specialises in Hunanese and Sichuan cuisine, so while the menu is huge it's best to concentrate on those sections.

ximpression
117 Benwell Rd, London N7 7BW
Critic reviews - total score 8.5 out of 10

This Holloway restaurant (it's just across the road from the Emirates stadium) has won a deserved reputation for cooking up some of the best Shang Xi-inspired street food in London. Yes, that means there's a bit of heat involved here, but their hand-pulled noodles are among the best in town. Their pork/beef "burgers" are not to be missed.

pophams
19 Prebend St, Islington, London N1 8PF

This artisan bakery in Islington is best known for its pastries - chief among them the maple bacon croissant, but its bread is up there too. Head along here for some great coffee in the minimalist setting and work your way through some excellent pastries.

vins
93 Grosvenor Ave, Canonbury, London N5 2NL

Slightly off the beaten track in Canonbury is this small neighbourhood wine bar, serving up a changing seasonal European menu. The owners are Hugo Thurston and Vinny Burke, who were also behind Shoreditch's Jago.

sunday
169 Hemingford Rd, London N1 1DA
Critic reviews - total score 9.5 out of 10

This bright, friendly neighbourhood cafe really comes into its own at the weekends when it serves up one of London's best brunches. You'll have to fight off every other Islington to get a seat, but it's worth it for dishes like Crispy Pork belly with spring onion pancake, kimchi and scrambled eggs.

Purezza
43 Parkway, London NW1 7PN

Brighton vegan pizza restaurant Purezza has expanded to London, opening its second restaurant in Camden.

Sapling
378 Kingsland Road, London E8 4AA
Critic reviews - total score 8 out of 10

Driven by a regularly-changing wine list and with a wonderful sounding menu, this Kingsland Road wine bar meets restaurant and larder is right on the money.

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