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Food & Drink

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.

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Tel: Book Online or by Email 107 Upper Street,London,N1 1QN.

Bringing a brand new addition to Islington’s ever-evolving food scene, Chef James Cochran has now opened the doors to his much-anticipated new restaurant 1251. Having just won the London & South East category of the popular BBC TV programme ‘Great British Menu’, the talented...

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Bababoom Restaurant

Tel: 07388053885 Bababoom ,London ,N1 1RQ.

Modern restaurant specialises in charcoal grill cooking - kebab restaurant.Five minutes walk from BDC. Kebabs worth sitting down for!

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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...

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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...

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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.

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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...

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Brother Marcus

Tel: 02072263535 37-39 Camden Passage ,London,N1 8EA.

Brother Marcus is run by three friends. They started with a cafe in Balham and have now expanded to their new restaurant in Angel. Serving an all day brunch menu and an evening menu of eastern mediterranean sharing plates, the new site is an awesome addition to the Angel food scene!

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Byron Hamburgers

Tel: 0207 359 7717 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...

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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...

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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.

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Côte Brasserie

Tel: 02073544666 4-6 Islington Green,London,N1 2XA.

Côte Restaurants - French Brasseries & Bistros Côte is inspired by the brasseries of Paris, championing relaxed all-day dining and serving authentic French classics made from great quality, fresh ingredients. "Côte is what eating out should be about" Evening Standard "We...

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Tel: 02072265055 67 Upper Street,London,N1 0NY.

Desperados is the home of authentic Mexican food in Islington. We have been awarded the best Mexican Restaurant award 2016. We serve delicious slow-cooked Mexican Street Food. Our menu is available to take away, or you can relax and enjoy the full Desperados experience in our famous restaurant. O...

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Flight Club Darts

Tel: 0203 019 3093 Flight Club Islington,London,N1 0NY.

We’ve taken the traditional game of darts and supercharged it. We call the result Social Darts; a social experience like no other. We’ve developed a range of instant scoring, multi-player games which bring unexpected, ridiculous, joy to each and every one of our guests! Our intimate ...

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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...

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Gata Oliva

Tel: 02077049558 41 Cross Street,London,N1 2BB.

Gata Oliva Coffee Shop is a Spanish delicatessen in the heart of London’s Islington borough. We import and sell authentic Spanish produces, and we make daily fresh sandwiches & salads on site as well as the very best coffee. We have an unrivalled selection of cured meats, cheeses and Sp...

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Halo Bar and Restaurant at the Hilton London Angel Islington

Tel: 0207 354 7700 53 Upper Street,London,N1 0UY.

Adjacent to the Business Design Centre, Halo Bar and Restaurant based within Hilton London Angel Islington cannot be beaten for proximity and convenience for both organisers and attendees alike.If you show a valid visitor ticket or exhibitor badge for the day or a BDC security badge you will rece...

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Hot Stone

Tel: 02033028226 9 Chapel Market,,Angel Islington ,N1 9EZ.

100% fresh Japanese wasabi is served with high quality sushi made right in front of you in the open kitchen by masterful chefs. Or you can enjoy Japanese delicacies like Wagyu steak on a hot stone. Head chef Padam Raj Rai was the former head sushi chef at Tsukiji restaurant in the 5-star Westbury...

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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...

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Humble Grape

Tel: 020 3904 4480 11-13 Theberton Street ,London ,N1 0QY.

Tucked between the elegant brickwork and greenery of islington is a wine bar like no other. Combining an emerald tiled bar with a light spacious dining area, Humble Grape offers over 400 artisan wines, hand picked and imported direct from vineyards around the world. Perfect for the ultimate relax...

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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...

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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.

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Llerena. Ibérico Tapas Bar

Tel: 02077049977 167 Upper Street ,London,N1 1US.

We are a family business called Jamón y Salud, which has been running more than four generations in southwest Spain, we are specialized in the production of Iberian pork products, especially in acorn-fed pork products. Finally we have decided to bring our first and only store to the city o...

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Love Brownies Angel

Tel: +447396201297 34 Islington Green,London,N1 8DU.

Love Brownies Angel brings you Great Taste Award winning brownies in 7 different flavours, each baked individually by hand. Crisp and crumbly round the edges with a gooey, melty, chocolatety middle. Come treat yourself or get more to share with friends and loved ones. Gluten free and Vegan option...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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!...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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.

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Slaw Food

Tel: 07515160033 149 Upper Street,LONDON,N1 1RA.

Slaw is a plant-based restaurant on Upper Street. Serving delicious, healthy and satisfying plant-based lunches and dinners, along with coffees, teas, wines and beers.

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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...

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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.

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The Hummingbird Bakery

Tel: 020785117795 The Angel Building,London,EC1V 4AB.

Famous for our Red Velvet, The Hummingbird Bakery has been bringing the finest authentic American cakes and baked goods to London since 2004. Serving traditional American cupcakes, layer cakes, brownies, pies, tray bakes, whoopie pies and more in our range of irresistible desserts!

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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.

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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...

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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...

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The Narrowboat Pub

Tel: 0207 400 6003 119 St Peters Road,London,N1 8PZ.

The Narrowboat is a hidden gem and the only pub situated directly on Regent's Canal in Islington.  A lovely 10 minute stroll from Angel station along the canal. Beautifully tucked away from the hustle and bustle, perfect for gatherings and dining. 

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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.

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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...

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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...

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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.