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The Tamil Prince
A lovely southern Indian restaurant in a former pub, The Tamil Prince is a local that everyone, not just Islington residents, should be seeking out.
A cool and casual food hall opposite Islington Green, Sessions has a rotating line-up of great independent food vendors from morning to night.
Where To Eat Around Highbury
Highbury is more than a stadium, a station, or a corner. It’s a thriving residential neighbourhood and home to some great places to eat.
The restaurant Formerly Known As Black Axe Mangal (F.K.A.B.A.M) is still on Highbury Corner and is still doing its loud and proud thing.
Tierra Peru is a fun Peruvian restaurant on Essex Road making delicious ceviche and dangerously good pisco sours.
The Best Restaurants In Islington
From handmade pasta, Peruvian skewers, and pisco sours to vegan Chinese and top-tier gastro-pubs, here are Islington's best eating options.
Noci is a handmade pasta restaurant on Islington Green that excels in just that. Skip the nibbles and focus on the carbs and you'll be very happy.
Known for it's array of doughs and committed clientele, Zia Lucia is the go-to spot for high quality Neapolitan pizzas on Holloway Road for very good reason.
An old-school Italian deli and restaurant of the best kind, Saponara makes some of London's most delicious Romana-style pizzas and is somewhere you can very easily get comfortable.
Trampoline is an Angel café that is perfect for great coffee, epic sandwiches, and anyone who just really stans the colour orange.
Kipferl is an Austrian cafe in Islington that’s perfect for a weekday lunch or quick coffee run. And when you can’t pronounce the dishes, just point.
Oldroyd is a mix of French, Italian, and Spanish, and the best restaurant in Islington. It’s also very small, so plan accordingly.
For one of the best breakfasts/brunches in Islington, head to Sunday. The eggs benedict is worth the long queue.
The Gate is a vegetarian spot in Islington that meat-eaters won’t complain about. And if you don’t feel like going healthy, have some cocktails.
Alpino is an old-school caff in Islington that serves enormous breakfasts and lunchtime pastas. And all at crazy low prices.
The Compton Arms
The Compton Arms is a little pub in Islington serving some tasty small plates and one of the best burgers in town.
An Exmouth Market original, New Zealand cafe and restaurant Caravan does great coffee and an excellent brunch.
Little Bat is our go-to cocktail bar for cool, casual, or late-night drinks in Islington.
Tofu Vegan is a big and bustling Chinese vegan restaurant on Upper Street making excellent homemade tofu alongside mock meats, dim sum, and more.