Harden's survey result
“A much-needed alternative to the usual Upper Street fare” – James Cochran’s ambitious yearling is a ray of sunshine in N1, and even the less impressed minority who feel “it’s not quite up to the celebrity chef hype” generally feel “it’s nice to have something a bit different in the local area”. Quibbles also include the “cramped”, “corridor-like” space and service that can sometimes seem like “amateur’s hour”, but at its best this part-Scottish, part-Jamaican chef provides “exceptional dishes, with cleverly combined ingredients and subtle spicing”. Top Tip – “The £15 lunch deal is the gastronomic bargain of the year”: “extraordinary food, lovingly crafted, and at silly prices”.
James Cochran has launched again in Islington, on the site of Chinese Laundry (RIP), just months after his James Cochran N1 closed (it has been retrospectively called a pop-up). He is also no longer cooking at the EC1 restaurant that bears his name (see also). The food here is “modern British, taking inspiration from James’s Scottish and Vincentian roots” and will also feature “Asian influences”.
1251 Restaurant Diner Reviews
"Food is inventive and, when hitting the mark, really memorable. Nice staff but very narrow space and odd decor (like an old style tapas bar) almost a put off. A real pity given the quality of the food"
"James Cochran has serious skills on show at his new place, with one of the best value lunch deals in London right now (3 smaller versions of a la carts dishes for £15 is a snip). A few misses in with the hits, but the service is friendly and welcoming, and some dishes are absolutely exceptional - the jerk rabbit and Devon brown crab tart particularly for me."
|Wine per bottle||£30.00|
107 Upper Street, London, N1 1QN
|Monday||12 pm-11 pm|
|Tuesday||12 pm-11 pm|
|Wednesday||12 pm-11 pm|
|Thursday||12 pm-11 pm|
|Friday||12 pm-11 pm|
|Saturday||12 pm-11 pm|
|Sunday||12 pm-10:30 pm|