When beer lovers wonder what heaven is like, they probably imagine Earl of Essex. There are around twenty on the daily-changing list, mostly British, including their own brewed on the premises. Come here with a bunch of friends and try to taste everything on the list – for educational purposes. Or just come and relax with a pint and a basket of cheese fries. Either way, you’re in heaven.
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Llerena is a straightforward but excellent tapas spot in Islington, serving products direct from the family farm in Extremadura, southwest of Madrid.
Oldroyd is a mix of French, Italian, and Spanish, and the best restaurant in Islington. It’s also very small, so plan accordingly.
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.
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The Cross Keys
The Cross Keys is a nice Chelsea gastro-pub opposite the Thames serving up some decent and some not so decent food.
The Eagle is a popular Clerkenwell gastropub with a famous steak sandwich, and generally excellent food across the board.
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Afghan Kitchen opposite Islington Green serves hearty, tasty Afghan food in a minimalist setting.
69 Colebrooke Row
One of the best bars in London, and definitely in Islington, 69 Colebrooke (also known as The Bar With No Name) has excellent, unique cocktails.
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