Hardens Guide to the Best Restaurants in London Islington
Hardens guides have spent 25 years compiling reviews of the best Islington restaurants. On Hardens.com you'll find details and reviews of 65 restaurants in Islington and our unique survey based approach to rating and reviewing Islington restaurants gives you the best insight into the top restaurants in every area and of every type of cuisine.
Featured Islington Restaurants
1. Masala Zone Indian restaurant in Islington 80 Upper St - N1
Masala Zone, comprising of 6 Indian brasserie restaurants are located in Central London. They offer a wide range of real Indian food, friendly service, in popular Indian art settings – each one different.
Masala Zone Islington is one of London’s leading Indian
2. Salut International restaurant in Islington 412 Essex Rd - N1
Salut! in Islington offers a relaxed take on modern-European food. Watch the dishes being prepared in the open kitchen, from the warm and comfortable dining room with wooden tables and v...
3. Isarn Thai restaurant in Islington 119 Upper St - N1
Isarn is a contemporary Thai restaurant specialising in the unique and distinctive cuisine of the region.
Krish hails from Isarn, the North East region of Thailand. His career has spanned more than 20 years. A protégé, along with David Thompson, of the revered chef, Srisamon....
4. Vintage Salt Fish & chips restaurant in Islington 189 Upper St - N1
British Land, Sea & Foraging just for you
Vintage Salt Restaurant, Bar & Terraces serve the best of seasonal British seafood and meats with a Cornish village look and atmosphere. Think blue skies, grilled fish & meat, light salads & grains, crisp English sparkling, rose & light ...
5. Pig & Butcher British, Modern restaurant in Islington 80 Liverpool Rd - N1
“Beautiful meats cooked to perfection” are the highlight of the daily changing menu of this “very decent” Islington gastropub – “it’s very busy, and rightly so”.
6. Gem Turkish restaurant in Islington 265 Upper St - N1
“Nothing flashy, but always reliable” – that’s the approach at this “satisfying” Turkish/Kurdish spot near Angel, serving “very good mezze and kebabs”; “though it can be hard to hold an audible conversation, it’s terrific value”.
7. Trullo Italian restaurant in Islington 300-302 St Paul’s Rd - N1
“A taste of Italy off Highbury Corner” – this “lovely” looking Italian continues to inspire north Londoners with its “simple”, “dreamily authentic” cooking and “an amazing wine list that’s both clever and good value”; some reports tip the ground floor over the basement.
8. Pizzeria Oregano Italian restaurant in Islington 18-19 St Albans Pl - N1
“Shhh don’t tell anyone!” – fans of this “tucked-away Italian, hidden off Upper Street”, say “its pizzas can’t be beat”; “one of the best places hereabouts for a family meal”.
9. Delhi Grill Indian restaurant in Islington 21 Chapel Mkt - N1
Styling itself an Indian ‘dhabas’ (an informal canteen), this “delightful” curry shop on Chapel Market provides “terrific”, “fresh” street food “that’s much more interesting than usual”, all at “very cheap prices”.
10. Prawn On The Lawn Fish & seafood restaurant in Islington 220 St Paul's Rd - N1
A short hop from Highbury & Islington tube, this fishmonger-cum-restaurant is well worth tracking down for its “amazingly fresh fish, simply prepared”, and “knowledgeable owner and staff” – but you may have to squeeze in like the proverbial sardine!
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