From handmade pasta and Peruvian skewers, to vegan Chinese and top-tier gastropubs, here are the 24 best restaurants in Islington.
July 21, 2023
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.
August 9, 2022
The Drapers Arms is a residential pub in Islington with a bar downstairs, a dining room upstairs, and a garden you should take advantage of.
August 22, 2023
Long-delayed get-togethers, date nights, or a burning desire for butter chicken—Delhi Grill suits all of these because the Indian spot in Islington is one of the best neighbourhood restaurants around.
July 7, 2023
Get Baked is an OTT, pop-up dessert spot inside an Islington restaurant that serves the kind of puddings that'll stress your dentist out.
July 6, 2023
If messy, saucy, crispy schnitzel sandwiches are your thing then Johnny Schnitzel, a little deli in Islington, is going to tick all the boxes.
June 13, 2023
Zen Mondo is a quiet, pleasant, reasonably priced sushi spot on Upper Street that's a great shout midweek.
May 12, 2023
Plaquemine Lock is a Creole restaurant in Islington, specialising in Southern food in a converted pub.
April 12, 2023
Jam Delish, a vibrant vegan Caribbean spot in Islington, has a Good Times energy that will enable a round of colourful cocktails, even on a Tuesday night.
January 27, 2023
Bruno's is a charming Islington bar with great cocktails, plush velvet chairs, and moody lighting—and it's on a barge.
January 12, 2023
The Baring is a polished pub-cum-restaurant in Islington, that makes excellent food in a room that's more sit-down than somewhere you can have a few pints.
December 5, 2022
A day-to-night coffee shop on picturesque Camden Passage, Frequency is perfect for freelancers that are desperately in need of a flat white after 3pm.
November 23, 2022
A relaxed restaurant on Upper Street, Hong Kong Restaurant serves expert dim sum.
November 22, 2022
A lovely Indian restaurant in a former pub, The Tamil Prince is a local that everyone, not just Islington residents, should be seeking out.
September 16, 2022
A cool and casual food hall opposite Islington Green, Sessions has a rotating line-up of great independent food vendors from morning to night.
September 6, 2022
Tanakatsu is a small, inexpensive, and simple diner near Angel that serves teriyaki and sushi, but specialises in katsu.
August 22, 2022
Trullo in Highbury is the kind of neighbourhood Italian restaurant you’d find in an actual Italian neighbourhood, and the food is simply fantastic.
Yipin is an upscale Chinese spot in Islington. The menu has a lot of options, but you should focus on the Sichuan and Hunan dishes.
Smokehouse in Islington serves some of the best meats in London in an old converted pub featuring open fires. Hello cosy.
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.
July 21, 2022
Tierra Peru is a fun Peruvian restaurant on Essex Road making delicious ceviche and dangerously good pisco sours.
July 7, 2022
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.
June 1, 2022
Known for its 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.
May 5, 2022
Caravel is a dreamy, intimate restaurant on a converted barge making simple and delicious bistro-style food that everyone can enjoy.
April 26, 2022
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.
April 25, 2022