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The Best Restaurants In North London

Last updated: 10th of February 2020 | Image: Dishoom King’s Cross

A super stylish Middle Eastern joint decked out by renowned British designer Tom Dixon; a Moorish-inspired neighbourhood hot spot that’s been running for over 18 years and a warehouse turned Bombay-inspired Irani cafe are just a few of the best restaurants North London has to offer…

…you’ll find the rest of them below.

Happy browsing.

 

CRITICALLY LAVISHED THAI FOOD: FARANG

Farang started out life as a purely temporary venture by former Begging Bowl and Smoking Goat chef Seb Holmes. The fact that it’s still going four years later isn’t the worst sign. Well, that and the Bib Gourmand it won. READ MORE.

Details: San Daniele, 72 Highbury Park, N5 2XE ££

 

A RAUCOUS DEN OF SMOKEY DELICIOUSNESS: BLACK AXE MANGAL

Black Axe Mangal

Ex St John Chef Lee Tierman takes his nose-to-tail teachings and applies it to Turkish-inspired flatbreads loaded with sizeable helpings of grilled & smoked meats.

Details: 156 Canonbury Road, Highbury, N1 2UP | ££

 

MODERN-DAY ROMANCE: JOLENE

Brought to us by the same folks behind North London stalwarts Western’s Laundry and Primeur, Jolene is a flawlessly romantic all-day restaurant and bakery, best enjoyed at brunch, or for a candle-lit dinner of seasonal small plates and low-intervention wines.

Details: 21 Newington Green, Stoke Newington, North London, N16 9PU | £££

 

THRILLINGLY AUTHENTIC XI’AN STREET FOOD: XI’AN IMPRESSION

Xi'an Impression

Sitting quietly in the shadow of the Emirates Stadium is this small canteen-style eatery serving traditional Xi’an street food in the form of spicy hand-pulled noodles; pork-stuffed ‘burgers’; and potsticker dumplings. READ MORE.

Details: 117 Benwell Road, London, Highbury , N7 7BW | ££

 

18 YEARS AND STILL GOING STRONG: MORO

Inspired by a three month journey through Spain, Morocco and the Sahara, husband and wife team Samuel and Samantha Clark decided to open Moro, a relaxed neighbourhood restaurant showcasing all of the exciting Moorish flavours they discovered along the way. It didn’t take long for the queues to start. And they’re still there, 18 years, and two young sister later. Which says it all really. READ MORE.

Details: 34-36 Exmouth Market, Farringdon, EC1R 4QE | £££

 

MODERN EUROPEAN MADE WITH LOVE: OLDROYD

OldRoyd

After stints at Bocca di Lupo and Polpo, Tom Oldroyd saved up, and – with some help from his family – opened his first restaurant. The result is a true labour of love, and chocolate mousse.

Details: 344 Upper Street, Angel Islington, N1 0PD | £££

 

AN ITALIAN ICON: TRULLO

Trullo - best restaurants in North London

Trullo offers a simple, seasonally focused Italian-inspired menu of homemade pasta and charcoal grilled meats. It’s that place you want to accidentally stumble across in Venice, in London. Oh, and it’s from the same team that brought us PadellaREAD MORE.

Details: 300-302 Saint Paul’s Road, N1 2LH £££

 

AN ANTEDOTE TO WEEKNIGHTS IN WINTER: SAMBAL SHIOK

After a string of successful pop-ups, Malaysian-born Mandy Lin took the leap and went permanent. The result is a relaxed, cafe-style space in Highbury, where you can enjoy big bowls of warming laksa, and a small selection of alternative Malaysian plates, five days a week. READ MORE.

Details: 171 Holloway Road, Highbury & Islington, N7 8LX | £

 

MIDDLE-EASTERN SURE TO IMPRESS: COAL OFFICE

Coal Office

It’s a super-stylish Middle Eastern joint courtesy of interior designer Tom Dixon and world-renowned chef Assaf Granit (The Palomar, and The Barbary). READ MORE.

Details: 2 Bagley Walk, King’s Cross, N1C 4PQ | ££££

 

BRUNCH DISHES OF YOUR DREAMS: SUNDAY

Tucked away on a residential road in Islington is this sweet little shoe-box of a brunch spot, serving without a doubt one of the most delicious French toast dishes in town. READ MORE.

Details: 169 Hemingford Road, Islington, N1 1DA | ££

 

AN RELIABLE, AFFORDABLE CLASSIC: DISHOOM

Dishoom best Indian restaurants London

Feast on an array of traditional Indian street food – spicy lamb chops; paneer rolls; and keema pau – in this former railway transit shed turned Bombay-inspired Irani cafe. READ MORE.

Details: 5 Stable Street, King’s Cross, North London, N1C 4AB | ££

 

AN ODE TO CHEESE: THE CHEESE BAR

The Cheese Bar - best restaurants in North London

Opening a restaurant dedicated solely to cheese Gouda been a risky move. Until you remember that cheese is delicious, and this place is basically the best thing that’s every happened. READ MORE.

Details: Camden Stable Market, NW1 8AH ££

 


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