Bellanger | Islington Restaurant
In 1683 a Polish soldier called Jerzy Franciszek Kulczycki was helping to liberate Vienna from the second Turkish siege when he was given a bag of coffee beans, which he later used to open one of the very first European cafés.
It was clearly a good idea. Because, just over three hundred years later, there are now lots of them around. However none are as highly regarded – within London, at least – as Corbin & King’s. Which makes the happy news that they’ve just opened a new one in Islington particularly welcome.
It’s a grand café and French brasserie called Bellanger and it serves anything that you might like to eat or drink at any time of the day or night. Specifically – and it’s important to be specific at times like this – we’re talking about breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner… all of which is dished up in a gigantic, Belle Époque-styled, French-inspired, high-ceilinged, light-filled eating house located just two minutes from Angel tube.
Ultimately this is the place to visit when you want to sit on woven blue banquettes enveloped by glossy wood panelling, huge curved windows, antique chandeliers and authentic Spindler marquetry paintings. And it’s the place to visit when you’d like to use a beautiful toilet. But mainly it’s the place to visit when you’re in the mood for entrecôte steaks, Riesling-braised poulet Landaise, champagne cocktails, garlic snails or Ice Cream Gugelhupf…
And you’re always in the mood for Ice Cream Gugelhupf.
NOTE: Bellanger is open now. You can make a reservation either by visiting their website HERE, emailing firstname.lastname@example.org, or calling 020 7226 2555. For all additional information please email email@example.com.
Bellanger | 9 Islington Green, Angel, N1 2XH
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