• Ogam Korean tapas bar has opened in Islington

    Ogam Korean tapas bar has opened in Islington  

    While wandering through Angel over the Christmas break, we spotted this restaurant that opened somewhat under the radar in December. Owner Tae Yeol Kim was apparently International Korean cup Championship 2015 Winner Bartender and is also a Korea traditional alcohol Ambassador. Ogam will serve up a Korean tapas menu (obviously) in a small restaurant that's primarily counter seating. At the time of writing, there's a choice

  • Skal Nordic Dining opens in Islington

    Skal Nordic Dining opens in Islington

    Rok may be gone, but Nordic dining in Islington is back with the opening of Skal. They've quietly taken over the space left by Rok on Islington's Upper Street promising traditional Nordic recipes but with a modern, seasonal twist from head chef Lauri Hilli (formerly Sanctum Soho). The space looks much the same as it was with Rok - it still has a stripped-back Scandi vibe, so fits the new restaurant well. 

    As for the menu - here's

  • Islington gets dinner and a movie with Odeon Luxe & Dine

    Islington gets dinner and a movie with Odeon Luxe & Dine.

    Updated with full launch info

    We've slowly been hearing what's planned for N1's Islington Square (taking over the old post office site off Upper Street) and now we've confirmation of at least one restaurant - but it's not a standalone one. 

    Odeon Luxe & Dine is Odeon's latest attempt to bring dining and a movie together. So if the very idea of people eating away while you try to enjoy

  • Four Legs at the Compton Arms launch their Sunday roast menu

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    They've already secured a place in the London burger hall of fame, so it'll be interesting to see what Four Legs - the residency at Islington's Compton Arms - do with Sunday Roasts.

    Kicking off this weekend, the mains will be:

    • Roast beef with potatoes and Yorkshire pudding
    • Whole/half
  • Little Bat in Islington has gained a restaurant with Little Bat Kitchen

    Little Bat in Islington is gaining a restaurant with Little Bat Kitchen

    Change has come to Islington's LIttle Bat, the cocktail bar run by the same people behind Calooh Callay - it's been divided into two. The front part of the building will remain the Little Bat Bar, where the cocktails will continue to flow as before - but there's a change at the back. That's become the Little Bat Kitchen. 

  • The best restaurants to eat near Arsenal's Emirates Stadium

    emirateseLooking for decent places to meet and eat before a game at The Emirates? Here are our suggestions

  • Eat Like a Girl Niamh Shields takes over the kitchen at Islington's Homeboy

    Eat Like a Girl takes over the menu at Islington's Homeboy

    A Hot Dinners exclusive

    Regular readers of Hot Dinners will know that we're keen supporters of the Irish in London. As second-generation Irish ourselves we're always delighted to be able to bring Londoners a taste of Ireland here in this city.

    But we couldn't be more thrilled to break the news that one of our favourite food bloggers and authors Niamh Shields - better known to some of you as

  • Berto is a fresh pasta restaurant from Zia Lucia in Holloway

    Berto is a fresh pasta restaurant from Zia Lucia in HollowayRight next door to their pizza restaurant, Zia Lucia are opening Berto, a fresh pasta restaurant in Holloway. There will be affordable fresh pasta, Italian wines and more.

  • Corbin and King are closing Bellanger in Islington

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    London has been no stranger to big restaurant closures over the past few months, but one of the biggest was announced last night. In an email, Jeremy King of Corbin & King, revealed that they'd be closing Bellanger in Islington this summer.

    "It is with great sadness I must inform you that, after over three years trading, we have decided to cease trading Bellanger on Sunday 11th August.

    "It is a great shame but, although we loved being in

  • Test Driving Four Legs at The Compton Arms and its gold-standard cheeseburger


    It isn't that often that a new London burger blows us away - but this Islington pub has a major contender for the city's best cheeseburger.

  • MEATliquor Islington

    Burgers and cocktails in Islington

  • Sichuan House opens in Islington

    Sichuan House opens in IslingtonIf you've been up and down Islington's Upper Street recently, you'll have seen a new addition (taking over the space only recently vacated by Porchetta). Called Sichuan House, that's exactly what it is - Sichuan cuisine in Islington. 

  • Zia Lucia

    Top pizza on Holloway Road

  • A three course dessert-only restaurant is popping up at the Angel Islington


    A Hot Dinners exclusive

    If you prefer dessert over any other course - then a pop-up coming to Islington will be right up your street. The Whisk Dessert Bar features a three-course dessert tasting menu, swapping out all the savoury dishes for sweet. Chef Simon Jenkins was Executive Pastry Chef at Marcus Wareing and before that worked at both the Waterside Inn and Le Manoir. Oh, and he was also named Craft Guild of Chefs Pastry Chef of the Year for

  • Four Legs take over the menu at Islington's Compton Arms

    Four Legs take over the menu at Islington's Compton Arms 

    One of Islington's longest running (and recently refurbed) pubs is getting a new crew in the kitchen. This time it's the turn of Four Legs, made up of Jamie Allan (formerly Hill & Szrok) and Ed McIlroy (formerly Bao Fitzrovia and who also oversees the menu at sister pub The Gun). They're bringing a menu of


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