Sourcing their food direct from their own farms in Extremadura, the family behind new Islington tapas spot Llerena can be quietly confident their food is worth crossing town for.
They already have a kebab restaurant in Battersea, and now they're coming to Islington's Upper Street. BabaBoom will be serving up all their favourite kebabs with meat and vegetables cooked over coal and some cracking Middle Easter sides too.
With five years of success in Dalston under their belt, it's now time for Jones & Sons to expand. They're coming to Angel - you can expect a damned good Sunday lunch and more...
Having built up a loyal following in Balham for their combo of top brunches, Brother Marcus are hoping that formula together with a new menu of Mediterranean small plates and cocktails does equally well in North London.
Top Islington seafood restaurant and Fishmonger Prawn on the Lawn moved down the road to a much bigger spot. We head along to see what's new.
Ex-Mahiki bar manager Georgi Radev is bringing his love of rum and all thing tropical to Islington with a tiki bar where you can mix your own rums and enjoy crazy cocktails.
If you enjoy an interactive dining experience this new steak and sushi spot delivers main courses to you ready to cook over a hot stone.
All the news that was fit to print (but we just didn't get around to covering this week)...
Malaysian laksa specialists Sambal Shiok have finally found a permanent spot for their critically-acclaimed dishes. Opening up on Holloway Road they're planning some epic weekend brunches and the Riesling wine list sounds good too.
Fans of Kanada-Ya will already know the deal: big, soupy bowls of rich broth, served with springy noodles cooked to your preferred level of firmness, likely preceded by a lengthy, but worthwhile session spent queueing outside.
Looking for a new burger spot in Holloway/Highbury Corner? They LeyLeys may be exactly what you need. They've already appeared as a Marylebone pub residency, and now they've have found a new home in Holloway for six months.
It's been set up by William Leighton, who told us:
"LeyLey's was an idea born out of time I had spent living on the west coast of the US, I fell in love with the
Updated 8/2/18 with auction details
Has it really been eight years since the Scotch Egg Challenge first pitted London's chefs against each other in a battle to come up with the best deep-fried egg combo? Apparently so as the eighth bout of this annual contest is about to come round again.
Taking place at The Canonbury pub in Highbury & Islington on 21 February, the challenge will be hosted by author and writer Joe Warwick. The judges
Delicacies from western Spain, ingredients from expert jamón producers Jamon y Salud and a *very* summery drinks menu mean that Llerena a fantastic little addition to Islington’s ever-growing collection of restaurants.
Ever since it opened early last year, the praise has flooded in for Seb Holmes's Farang in Highbury. With a background of Smoking Goat and The Begging Bowl, as well as a lot of street food under his belt Holmes brought some properly authentic Thai food to the area.
However - there was always the worry that it wouldn't be a permanent venture. Farang was set up on the
Replacing Nanna's in Islington is St Paul, a new all-day cafe. Expect cakes, pastries, small plates and more.
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