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August 2019: Corbi & King have announced that Bellanger will close on August 11 - group co-founder Jeremy King said “Much as it had been a great critical success, this wasn’t matched financially".

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Summary

“Pretty much the only ‘grown-up’ restaurant on Upper Street” – Corbin & King’s “elegant” Islington outpost is a “spacious”, “clubby and wood lined” operation that makes “a classy destination for anyone at any time – be it for a drink, a snack or a meal” (and is kid- and dog-friendly too). The “unusual and interesting” cuisine – schnitzels, “good tartes flambées, hearty sausages (try the aligot mash), steaks” – aims to recreate that of an Alsatian brasserie and is “decent, if a bit uneven” (ditto the service). “Great range of breakfast options, too, and the atmosphere makes it feel special, whether it’s a business meeting or you’re lingering at the weekend”.

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* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

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“It’s the best thing that’s happened to Islington for years”, say fans of Corbin & King’s “elegant”, all-day brasserie on Islington Green, who say its “clubby, wood-lined” interior “feels like it’s always been there”, and that it’s “interesting take on Alsatian brasserie cooking (with brilliant tartes flambées)” makes “an excellent choice for breakfast, lunch or dinner”. A sceptical minority however are left cold by the experience: “it’s all too faux, the food’s only passable, service is drilled but charmless, and all-in-all it’s a pretty set, with no actual drama”.

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* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

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“Finally a ‘grown-up’ restaurant on Upper Street” – fans of Corbin & King’s replacement for Browns (RIP) on Islington Green adore this “elegant”, large yearling, with its “enveloping wood and brass interior”. “The hype is a little overdone” though – the “kind-of-Alsatian menu” (lots of tartes flambées and choucroute) can seem “a tad underwhelming” (and “if you don’t like this style of food, you have to pick your way through the menu”) and all-in-all standards seem “reliable but unremarkable”.

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* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

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Corbin & King head outside of the West End as they take over the site some still recall as Browns (long RIP), near Islington Green; the naming strategy for the duo’s latest European grand café continues the vintage car riff of the Wolseley and Delaunay – this time the marque was Bellanger Frères (1912–1925).

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Bellanger Restaurant Diner Reviews

Reviews of Bellanger Restaurant in N1, London by users of Hardens.com. Also see the editors review of Bellanger restaurant.
Jonathan G
Very dog friendly and welcoming bistro....
Reviewed 3 months, 11 days ago

"Very dog friendly and welcoming bistro."

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John D
Strasbourg in Islington. Tartes Flambes, sa...
Reviewed 5 months, 23 days ago

"Strasbourg in Islington. Tartes Flambes, sausages, pommes aligot. Its a long way on the train or plane to the native location. Not hard to get a table. Hope that does not mean its not making enough money."

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Prices

Availability 2 courses 3 courses coffee included service included
Lunch £14.25 £16.75
Pretheatre £14.25 £16.75

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Veggies Pudding
£9.25 £16.50 £3.50 £6.75
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £22.50
Filter Coffee £2.00
Extras  
Service 12.50%
9 Islington Grn, London, N1 2XH
Opening hours
Monday11:30 am-5 pm, 5:30 pm-10 pm
Tuesday11:30 am-5 pm, 5:30 pm-10 pm
Wednesday11:30 am-5 pm, 5:30 pm-11 pm
Thursday11:30 am-5 pm, 5:30 pm-11 pm
Friday11:30 am-5 pm, 5:30 pm-11 pm
Saturday11:30 am-5 pm, 5:30 pm-11 pm
Sunday11:30 am-5 pm, 5:30 pm-10 pm

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