This is a vegetarian restaurant, but non-vegetarians love eating here, too. Flavours from all over the world pop up on the menu – everything from quinoa salad through Thai green curry to grilled halloumi. If the thought of all that healthy eating bums you out, grab the cocktail list. The Gate is a five-minute walk from the Angel and right near Sadler’s Wells Theatre, so come in for a light dinner or drinks before the show. Booking’s advisable.
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For one of the best breakfasts/brunches in Islington, head to Sunday. The eggs benedict is worth the long queue.
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.
Alpino is an old-school caff in Islington that serves enormous breakfasts and lunchtime pastas. And all at crazy low prices.
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Indian Veg is a no-frills, all-you-can-eat buffet spot in Islington. It’s pretty good, and very cheap.
Mildred’s is a classic vegetarian restaurant in Soho, with an excellent atmosphere and an even better mushroom pie.
Mother is a cafe along the River Lea close to Hackney Wick, that serves tasty vegan food. Come for the juices, and stay for the relaxed ambience.
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