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Food & Drink

Whether you need to run a post event party or you’re just looking for to take a client out for lunch there are almost too many options to choose from. Our listings below cover a wide variety of bars, pubs, restaurants and cafés. Keep up to date with our recommendations in our monthly blog.

ASK Italian

Tel: 020 7226 8728 52 Upper Street,London,N1 0QH.

ASK Italian is one of the UK’s leading casual dining restaurant brands, with over 110 restaurants throughout the country, driven by a passion for authentic Italian food and culture. With the help of expert friends, Theo Randall, Carla Capalbo and Adrian Garforth MW, ASK Italian has been dis...

Barrio North

Tel: 02077493944 45 Essex Road,London,N1 2SF.

Barrio' - meaning district or neighbourhood in Spanish, it's also used in North America to refer to the Hispanic ghettos such as El Barrio in East Harlem, New York City. Taking in these 'Barrios' along with those in places such as Miami, Rio, Havana, Lisbon, Barcelona and London itself - one thi...

Be At One Cocktail Bars

Tel: 02077382119 145 Upper Street ,London,N1 1QY.

Be At One Cocktail Bars was founded in 1998 by three well-seasoned bar tenders who were determined to bring back fantastic customer service and consistency to the cocktail bar trade, particularly after the arrival of design rather than customer-led style bars. Be At One understood the need for s...

Bella Italia

Tel: 0207 226 5675 Angel Centre,London,N1 0PS.

We’ve just opened the doors to a beautiful new Bella at Angel Central – a short walk from Angel tube station and next to the Islington O2 Academy and the Vue cinema. Whether visiting before or after a gig or a film, why not come and see us – you’re very welcome! We have a...


Tel: 020 7226 2555 9 Islington Green,London,N12XH.

A relaxed, all-day, traditional French restaurant on Islington Green from the team behind The Wolseley and Brasserie Zédel. Open seven days a week, from 8am until late, whether for a simple cup of coffee with cake to a 'grand repas'.

Bill's Restaurant

Tel: 020 7713 7272 9 White Lion Street,London,N1 1PD.

Just off Upper Street, pretty much opposite Angel tube, Bill’s Islington restaurant has a welcoming feel from the moment you step inside. A popular restaurant, it has a great buzz during the day and a more intimate feel at night.


Tel: 0207 837 9421 Torrens Street,London,EC1V 1NQ.

Snuggled behind Angel Tube station, where Torrens Street meets City Road, Brewhouse & Kitchen - Islington pub/restaurant is a great place to meet. Whether you are popping in for an after-work drink, a relaxed lunch or meeting up with a group of friends for a celebratory dinner you will be war...

Byron Hamburgers

Tel: 07773 050 536 341 Upper Street,London,N1 0PB.

At Byron Islington, we serve proper hamburgers. That means freshly ground British beef, cooked medium so it’s pink and juicy, in a squishy bun. Wash yours down with a cold craft beer from our carefully-chosen list, or a thick and creamy milkshake blended fresh to order. Children are proper...


Tel: 020 3227 0460 56 Upper Street ,London,N1 0NY.

London’s hottest Brasilian barbecue is bringing its signature brand of skewers, street food and cocktails to the heart of Upper Street. Expect funky interiors, freshly grilled chicken, beef and pork on giant barbecue skewers and an array of vibrant cocktails.


Tel: 0207 580 3050 305 - 307 Upper St,London, N1 2TU.

Carluccio’s Italian caffè, restaurant and food shop offers friendly and affordable Italian eating, drinking and shopping in a relaxed environment. We serve regional Italian food and our doors are always open - whether you fancy a coffee, an elongated three-course meal with wine, or s...


Tel: 0207 704 2123 27 Upper Street,London,N1 0PN.

A stampede of Mexican flavours! Chilango serves gourmet burritos and more to eat in or take away - and has been voted the best burrito in London!BDC Recommends:"They offer a great food option if you are trying to be healthy but still want to feel full up, plus you can grab your lunch quickly if n...

Comedor Grill and Bar

Tel: 02073542843 176 Upper st,London,N1 1RG.

Comedor Grill and Bar is a warm and welcoming venue serving a range both exciting and flavourful dishes. The South American inspired menu includes dishes such as Argentinian steaks, meat and fish, as well as a wide choice of chicken, prawn, seafood and vegetarian lighter options.

Elk In the Woods

Tel: 0207 266 3535 39 Camden Passage,London,N1 8EA.

Down the cobbled street of Camden Passage in Angel, behind the hustle and bustle of Upper Street, lies an inviting restaurant, a British gem that is The Elk In The Woods, what’s great about the place (aside from the food) is that their menu is fit for all meal times and purse-strings. Wheth...

Frederick's Restaurant

Tel: 0207 359 1118 106 Islington High Street,London,N1 8EG.

Frederick's restaurant opened in 1969 and is situated at the heart of the antique's market in Islington, London, just a short walk away from the Business Design Centre. It was one of London's first fine-dining restaurants and has been run personally by the Segal family for three generations. Fred...

Galley London Restaurant & Bar

Tel: 020 3670 0740 105-106 Upper Street,London,N1 1QN.

Founded by brother and sister team Marcel Grzyb and Oriona Robb, Galley was born out of a love of food and cooking, fused with a natural affinity for style. The founders wanted to create a place where exciting food, design-led interiors and a warm atmosphere come together. Contemporary in nature,...

Hoxley and Porter

Tel: 02072261375 153 Upper Street,London,N1 1RA.

The Venue Hiding its colonial cool behind a fun facade of mahogany, Hoxley and Porter may be easy enough a destination to miss. But for the the love of all things elegant - just don't. Walking through a train carriage corridor, leather handles and the like, and landing inside the venue is nothin...


Tel: 020 7288 6844 Business Design Centre,Islington,N1 0QH.

The number one choice for speed has got to be Jack’s based on site here at the BDC. Located on the top floor and with fresh food cooked daily you can grab a bite and relax in the comfort with views of the venue. Their daily menu is available online.BDC Recommends:"It doesn't get closer than...

Jamón Jamón

Tel: 020 7704 5253 88 Upper Street,London,N1 0NP.

Jamón Jamón Islington is one of four restaurant venues in London. This tapas bar offers a good range of traditional Spanish dishes with a modern touch; the paella is one of the specialities.Enjoy fine wines, cocktails or fresh sangría served by welcoming staff in a warm frien...


Tel: 02077041555 20 Camden Passage,London,N1 8ED.

Welcome to our Austrian/Viennese Coffeehouse and Kitchen – or Servus as we say in Austria. Let us take you on a culinary journey to Central Europe with our authentic hearty dishes, homemade cakes and Viennese coffee creations.

Marco Pierre White Islington

Tel: 0207 282 5500 DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel,Islington,N19LA.

Marco Pierre White Steakhouse Bar & Grill Islington is located at the DoubleTree by Hilton Islington, which is just a short walk from Angel tube station. Marco’s restaurant concept is all about offering good, quality food at affordable prices in a glamorous setting. As you would expec...

Masala Zone

Tel: 020 7724 2525 80 Upper Street,London,N1 0NU.

The Zagat 2014 London Restaurants Survey has rated us as the Most Popular Restaurant Group, as well as one of the Best-Buy Indian Restaurants, Best-Buy Child-Friendly Restaurants & Best for Group Birthdays Restaurants. Each Masala Zone restaurant combines different forms of exciting Indian F...

Meat People

Tel: 020 73595361 4-6 Essex Road, London ,London,N1 8LN.

20% discount if dining with us on our a la carte menu before 7pm Monday to Friday. Just show your event badge on arrival! Meat People is neighborhood restaurant in the heart of Islington, serving the best of meat, fish and poultry. Enjoy a speedy brunch or lunch from the Brunch menu, or linger...


Tel: 0203 711 0104 133B Upper Street ,London,N1 1QP.

Restaurant & Bar, Burgers & Beer, Meaty & Veggie, Cocktails & Shakes.BDC Recommends:"This is a great new addition to N1 – the décor is awesome and nothing like what other restaurants offer but the thing that makes it stand out is the team plus the CHILLI CHEESE FRIES!...


Tel: 02072881454 287 Upper Street,London ,N12TZ .

This is both a deli and restaurant, seating about 50 people. Tables are mostly long and communal but there are a handful of tables for two. Open for breakfast, lunch and supper, the restaurant, located opposite the Almeida, is a pre-theatre favourite. Reservations are taken for dinner but not dur...


Tel: 0207 566 9950 39 Upper Street,London,N1 0PN.

Pho opened in Clerkenwell in June 2005 as London's first Vietnamese street food restaurant. We're family run, small, informal and serve great value, deliciously healthy and authentically prepared Vietnamese food in an environment we hope you will enjoy. We specialise in the Vietnamese national d...

Pizza Express

Tel: 020 7226 9542 335 Upper Street,London,N1 0PB.

Since 1965, PizzaExpress has been crafting your favourite pizza, freshly made exactly the way you want it by expert Pizzaiolos. Whether it is something new like their Superfood Salads or seasonal specials, or an iconic favourite like Sloppy Giuseppe, Doughballs & American Hot, there's somethi...

Plum + Spilt Milk

Tel: 020 3388 0818 Great Northern Hotel,London,N1C 4TB.

Savour outstanding food amongst elegant surroundings at Plum & Spilt Milk, housed within the Great Northern Hotel. Our menu of modern British classics with a twist, created by highly acclaimed chef Mark Sargeant, perfect for any occasion, from an inspiring business lunch to an indulgent leisu...


Tel: 020 7354 4777 Radici, 30 Almeida Street,London,N1 1AD.

Francesco Mazzei has now opened Radici, an authentic Italian trattoria in Islington, the area of London he has made his home. Radici translates as ‘roots’, and reflects the Calabrian and southern Italian cuisine of Francesco’s heritage, all served in a relaxed environment alongs...

Rosa's Thai Cafe

Tel: 020 3393 2482 6 Theberton Street,London,N1 0QX.

Rosa’s Thai Café - Rosa’s is a celebration of home & homeland mouth-watering Thai food inspired by locally sourced ingredients & traditional hospitality.

The Fox on the Green

Tel: 07719328842 1 Islington Green,London,N1 2XH.

Fox on the Green is one of Islington’s oldest pubs, A grade II listed public house, we have been delivering hospitality within the heart of the community since 1872. By day we are a family friendly pub boasting a traditional quality menu that caters for every taste with a lovely view overl...

The Gate Restaurant

Tel: 0207 278 5483 370 St. John Street,London,EC1V 4NN.

One of London's best vegetarian restaurants, The Gate Islington is open Monday to Sunday with a selection of à la carte, set menus, mezze platters and weekend brunch.

The Islington Townhouse

Tel: 02036376424 13 liverpool road,London,N10RW.

The Townhouse is a charming maze of cozy nooks, secret cocktail bar and a sumptuous upstairs lounge. The Townhouse prides itself on its eclectic range of beers and ales which pair perfectly with our fresh British food. Private hire available for meetings, celebrations and more.

The Ladybird Bar & The BSMT

Tel: 07812390482 70 Upper Street,London,N1 0NY.

The Ladybird Bar & The BSMT have been a feature of Upper Street's Nightlife for the past decade, providing the people of Angel with Cocktails and Late Night Tales. Open until 2am from Sunday - Thursday and 4am on Friday and Saturday, The Ladybird Bar has cocktails made to anyone's likings. W...

The London Cocktail Club

Tel: 0207 5801 960 108 Essex Road ,London,N1 8LX.

On Essex Road, just five minute's walk from the Business Design Centre, you'll discover a mischievous cocktail bar, full of excitement, energy and expertly-crafted drinks. Don’t be fooled by the shop front's apothecary disguise; behind the doors is LCC Islington, a serious drinker's bar sta...

The Old Queen's Head

Tel: 0207 354 9993 The Old Queens Head,London,N1 8LN.

The Old Queen’s Head is a traditional English pub on Essex Road in Islington serving up food and drinks seven days a week alongside a carefully selected calendar of entertainment from quizzes, comedy, theatre, live music and more.

Tinto - Wine Bar & Kitchen

Tel: 0207 354 2341 11-13 Theberton Street,London,N1 0QY.

Tinto - Wine Bar & Kitchen. We believe that variety is the spice of life. All our dishes are starter size and designed with sharing in mind. We use ingredients that are fresh and lovingly prepared. Remember, sharing is caring. Our wine menu is neither small nor too over-whelming. We believe t...


Tel: 07725 843 574 57/58 Upper St,London,N1 0NY.

Vibrant Italian casual all day dining, specialising in pizza, salads, hot specialities, desserts, coffee, wine & cocktails in stylish, atmospheric surroundings. Ideal for breakfast, lunch or dinner; or evening drinks at the bar. Heated roof terrace for all year round enjoyment and private hire.


Tel: 0207 226 2664 the N1 centre,london,N1 0PS.

Wagamama offers fresh, lively food (with soul). From hearty bowls of ramen to fresh curries, salads, donburi and traditionally inspired desserts there’s something for everyone. wagamama also caters to the little ones with a kids menu and colouring activity sheets so the whole family can sip...


Tel: 020 3697 7990 68-69 Upper Street,London,N1 0NY.

Wahaca is a Mexican restaurant serving authentic food and drinks typical of the Oaxacan street markets in Mexico. Founded by Master Chef winner Thomasina Meirs Wahaca has won numerous awards for its food as well as stance on sustainability. With a focus on fresh food served quickly in a vibrantly...

Zen Mondo Japanese Dining

Tel: 020 7502 2078 326 Upper Street,London,N1 2XQ.

Japanese Restaurant and Take Away with Fixed-Price Lunch and Pre-Theatre (Early Evening) Menus. Head to for deliveries.

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