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107 Upper Street

London N1 1QN , United Kingdom

1251 have started a new delivery service called Around The Cluck, and they’re delivering their jerk chicken, cauliflower, and more. You can order online, or call 07934202269 for free delivery and 15% off if you’re elderly, self-isolating, or work in the public sector.

What It Is:A modern British small plates restaurant on Upper Street

Perfect For: Small Plates, Drinks And A Light Bite

The first thing we thought when sat down in 1251 is how much we like natural light, windows, and not being in a cupboard. C’est la vie. This fine dining-ish restaurant is a funny old place. We got involved with the three plates for £15 lunch menu. Brilliant value, but with mixed results. Some things were really quite tasty and of a decent size. Other things were forgettable, and appeared to be props from Honey I Shrunk Your Lunch. The ground floor room is, as mentioned, lacking in windows, which doesn’t quite work when the decor is more canteen than cosy. But the upstairs looks like it could be more comfortable.

Verdict: One to revisit.

1251 on Upper Street is usually a small plates, casual fine dining situation. Now they’re delivering. Welcome to 2020. Their menu is changing all the time, but buttermilk jerk chicken with scotch bonnet jam and other options are all available here.

1251 is a new modern British spot on Upper Street, with some Scottish and West Indies influences thrown in. Think pork, but with blood pudding and turnip kimchi. The menu has everything from a huge goat sharing board to mid-afternoon snacks, like confit cauliflower or a smoked kipper toastie. There’s also a small terrace and a very tidy five course tasting menu for £40.

We checked out 1251 and wrote about it in our Ride-Along Report

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