The Castle

Rooftop bar in Islignton The Castle is a great rooftop bar in Islington offering a little haven from busy Pentonville Street and Angel. If the weather is not on your side the pub itself has a cosy and homely feel. We had a glass of the Petite Odette Mediterranee Rose (French) which was a dry…

Latteria Restaurant

Italian restaurant in Islington Latteria is a new Italian restaurant in Islington, just down the road from Angel Station. They serve up authentic Milanese food and drinks with their inspiration drawn from the pasticceria, panino shops and pizzeria’s in Milan. Everything is made freshly in house with ingredients sourced directly from Italy. We visited on…

Compton Arms

Pub in Highbury and Islington Four Legs are serving up a storm of sharing plates at the charming Compton Arms pub in Highbury and Islington. Arriving in the Compton Arms, you are immediately welcomed by the lovely bar staff. No matter what day of the week, this quaint pub is always busy. We took a…

Kanada-Ya

Japanese Ramen Bar in London Kanada-Ya is a relaxed, Japanese ramen bar in London with three locations. Its simplistic interior gives off a canteen feel, and the hanging lanterns add a touch of the oriental origins. Service is friendly, quick and efficient – they don’t hang around much, as you’d expect from a casual dining…

1251 Restaurant

Head Chef James Cochran 1251 is a great restaurant on Upper Street run by Chef James Cochran who draws on his mixed heritage from the Caribbean, Scotland and his birth town Whitstable through his food. James grew up working at the famous Wheelers Oyster Bar (look out for the picture in 1251), and has since…

Coin Laundry

Restaurant in Exmouth Market Coin Laundry is a cool, relaxed restaurant in Exmouth market. With its high ceilings and open plan, it has an empty warehouse feel, almost like it’s been moved from the heart of Shoreditch or Hackney. It’s light and bright and the interior is filled with blues, greens and woods. The flowers on…

Hot Stone

Hot Stone Steak and Sushi Japanese Restaurant in Islington Hot Stone is a cute little Japanese restaurant is Islington and a fine gem of North London. On arrival you walk through the door and the open plan kitchen is immediately to the left. That means the second you step inside you are greeted by the…

Death and Victory Bar

Death and Victory Bar in Farringdon Smiths of Smithfields has been through a revamp since Youngs took over in November. The overall design concept has stayed true to the roots of the Grade II-listed building right by Smithfield Market. Spread over three levels, each floor offers something a little different for its guests, ranging from the…

Little Bat Bar

Bar in Islington Little Bat is the sister bar to London favourite, Callooh Callay.  We headed North to this lovely bar in Islington and found a thoughtfully designed interior and friendly staff to welcome us.  Comfortable seating, dark tones and shelves full of books, bottles and vintage mirrors make up the space.  We stayed to try…

Brother Marcus

Brother Marcus Brunch in Angel Brother Marcus has recently opened a new branch and we visited to try their wonderful brunch in Angel. Located in the lovely Camden Passage, Brother Marcus serves up a great family themed menu in gorgeous settings. The restaurant has plenty of space, a delicious counter of cakes and a comfortable homely…

Tootoomoo

Pan Asian Restaurant in London Tootoomoo is an Pan Asian restaurant in London with locations in Islington, Crouch End and Whetstone. We visited the Islington branch to try out their new bottomless brunch. The deal is three courses and unlimited beer or prosecco for an hour and a half (£29.95pp) or two hours (£34.95pp) available…

The Great Chase

The Great Chase Restaurant in Clerkenwell The Great Chase restaurant in Clerkenwell serves modern British fine food and wonderful teas, coffees and alcohol free cocktails. All of the meat is carefully sourced halal and all other ingredients are also sourced with passion and care. We were really impressed by the quality of the food and…

The Old Queen’s Head

Pub in Angel The Old Queens Head pub in Angel offers club nights and pub quizzes on a regular basis as well as tasty food. The décor is country pub meets cool club with neon signs and animal heads mounted on the walls. It is a very attractive and ornate pub with lots of comfy…

Hoxley and Porter

Bar on Upper Street Hoxley & Porter is a stylish bar on Upper Street in Angel. It has a cool entrance resembling a train carriage and a gorgeous interior, perfect for a date night. Cocktails We started with some cocktails (obviously…) and opted for the Mediterranean Gimlet – Portobello Road gin, Roots Mastiha, lime and sparkling mint cordial…

La Farola

La Farola Tapas in Islington La Farola offers fantastic tapas in Islington with excellent food, service and atmosphere. Ideally situated on Upper Street, it has a very welcoming and quaint feel. It seems as if other customers agree as it was pretty packed on a Tuesday evening! The Tapas La Farola is proud of its…