In a city full of kebab-related choices, Bababoom is a pretty good option if you’re on Upper Street. Kebabs are served with flatbread or a freshly made fattoush salad, and range from 24-hour marinaded mutton, to coal fired cauliflower. It’s the kind of place where a bit of pomegranate is thrown on here and a drizzle of tahini there on a lot of the dishes. Generally, it’s fresh and good value, and somewhere you can easily imagine yourself relying on if you live or work nearby.
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Linden Stores is a wine bar and small plates spot near Highbury Corner, and it’s really quite nice.
Smokehouse in Islington serves some of the best meats in London. Make sure to go for the lamb shoulder. And wash it down with a beer.
Trullo is the kind of neighbourhood Italian restaurant you’d find in an actual Italian neighbourhood, and the food is simply fantastic.
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Want low-key cool in Highbury? Westerns Laundry is a modern wine bar & restaurant in a converted garage that does brilliant small plates.
Artusi is a modern take on a neighbourhood Italian restaurant. It’s a small, casual place perfect for catching up with friends.
Peckham Bazaar is a laid back restaurant in Peckham serving Mediterranean small plates. You’ll want to spend a lot of time here.
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