Newington Green is a part of Highbury (kind of) that’s changed a lot in recent years. By changed we mean it’s gone from quite grotty to quite great. Trattoria N16 is part of a little line of excellent restaurants and cafes looking out onto the green. It’s an all-day cafe situation that serves pretty decent wood fire pizzas amongst other smaller Italian plates and salad. There’s a very easy-going vibe which makes it an ideal spot to set up in for the day, or to use for a casual dinner in the evening.
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Where To Eat Around Highbury
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.
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Black Axe Mangal
Black Axe Mangal on Highbury Corner isn’t a typical restaurant. It’s loud, it’s fun, and it’s a little bit weird. And the delicious food is the same.
Perilla is a very nice looking restaurant on Newington Green serving dishes that hit, and dishes that miss, in a casually refined room.
Linden Stores is a wine bar and small plates spot near Highbury Corner, and it’s really quite nice.
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Padella serves brilliant, freshly made pasta at very good prices. If you’re in London Bridge or Borough Market, make this a part of your plan.
Radici is a big restaurant serving Italian classics, and while it might not be the most exciting spot in Islington, it’s one of the most useful.
Verdi's is a proper neighbourhood Italian restaurant in Stepney Green with homemade pasta and bread that delivers every single time.
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