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Summary

“What can you say? Offal flatbread, blaring hard rock and lurid genitalia painted on the floor – but the food is great” at Lee Tiernan’s tiny heavy-metal kebab joint, still taking no prisoners in its third year at Highbury Corner. “Painful seating, but just incredible, confident, stunning cooking”. And for those who reckon “Queens of the Stone Age at full volume ruins everything” – Top Tip: “take away!”.

£46
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4
Very Good
3
Good
2
Average
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Summary

“If you don’t mind the noise” (“not everyone’s into heavy metal!”), Lee Tiernan’s head-banging Highbury Corner yearling is “certainly more than a few notches up from your average kebab house” and practically all reporters “love, love, LOVE” the “varied and meat-heavy” dishes (“lamb offal flatbread was one of the culinary highlights of the year!)”. “He’s gonna need a bigger restaurant…”

£48
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5
Exceptional
4
Very Good
2
Average
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Summary

“Heavy metal kebabs!”“The soundtrack is not for everyone” but “if you can handle the loud metal and strong spices”, you can enjoy some “mindblowingly good” and unexpectedly audacious cooking at KISS-fan and owner Lee Tiernan’s (ex-head chef of St John Bread & Wine) tiny, off-the-wall Highbury Corner newcomer. “Amazing” flatbread starters are followed up with extremely “different” kebab mains, many featuring offal.

£50
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5
Exceptional
3
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2
Average
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

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Reviews of Black Axe Mangal Restaurant in N1, London by users of Hardens.com. Also see the editors review of Black Axe Mangal restaurant.
Michael P
I had been put off by stories of ear shatte...
Reviewed 6 months, 15 days ago

"I had been put off by stories of ear shatteringly loud music, but had really wanted to go. On an early tuesday evening, we arrived at 6.45 with friends who had been a few times. But they now take bookings! Still a tiny table was found (there aren't any big ones). Ive rated the ambience at 4, for this is a decidedly quirky place with loudish music (actually OK, unusual choices, some of which I am a fan of). The place is a dump, but wonderful with it. In other words special. And the food! I loved it. Very creative - a smoked eel with borscht (plus vodka chaser) was tiny but incredibly intense - thee stand out. Lots of offal - Bone marrow lapsa was equally great. Ask for a beer - and it comes in a tin.. I'll definitely be back!"

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Prices

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Veggies Pudding
£4.00 £18.00 £4.00 £6.50
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £22.00
Filter Coffee £3.00
Extras  
Bread £1.50
Service 10.00%
156 Canonbury Road, London, N1 2UP
Opening hours
Monday6 pm-10 pm
Tuesday6 pm-10 pm
Wednesday6 pm-10 pm
Thursday6 pm-10 pm
Friday6 pm-10 pm
Saturday11 am-3 pm, 6 pm-10:30 pm
Sunday11 am-3 pm