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Guidebook for Greater London

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Guidebook for Greater London

Food Scene
Also in the Vietnamese Kitchen family, Cây Tre specialises in authentic Vietnamese cuisine but concentrates more on the traditional dining experience than its street food-focused sibling (and opposite neighbour) Kêu. The menu features items meant for feasting in groups as much as savouring alone. Try the beef pho, which has an 18-hour prep time; it’s hard to go wrong with a starter of salt-and-pepper squid, too.
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Cay Tre Hoxton Shoreditch
301 Old St
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Also in the Vietnamese Kitchen family, Cây Tre specialises in authentic Vietnamese cuisine but concentrates more on the traditional dining experience than its street food-focused sibling (and opposite neighbour) Kêu. The menu features items meant for feasting in groups as much as savouring alone. Try the beef pho, which has an 18-hour prep time; it’s hard to go wrong with a starter of salt-and-pepper squid, too.
Gordon Ker’s homage to quality British meat finds its third expression on Shoreditch’s Rivington Street, and the quality across the menu is extremely high. An exquisite rendering of the classic steak sandwich packs aged hanger, yielding bone marrow and a piquant horseradish sauce into a decent ciabatta — spoonfuls of bracing green sauce are a fine accessory. Elsewhere, steak is juicy, beefy, and pretty impeachable, with shattering chips, superb gravy, and the usual range of chops skinny and hefty rounding things off.
Blacklock Shoreditch
30 Rivington St
Gordon Ker’s homage to quality British meat finds its third expression on Shoreditch’s Rivington Street, and the quality across the menu is extremely high. An exquisite rendering of the classic steak sandwich packs aged hanger, yielding bone marrow and a piquant horseradish sauce into a decent ciabatta — spoonfuls of bracing green sauce are a fine accessory. Elsewhere, steak is juicy, beefy, and pretty impeachable, with shattering chips, superb gravy, and the usual range of chops skinny and hefty rounding things off.
80s referencing, fry up slinging chain The Breakfast Club has popped up all over London, but this tiny spot in Camden Passage is a stand out. There’s a cardboard cutout of Elvis to welcome you in, a large courtyard out the back (if you’re not too hungover) and more breakfast options that you can shake a coffee mug at. It’s actually open all day and its brunches are legendary. Try the salted caramel banoffee pancakes.
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The Breakfast Club
2-4 Rufus St
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80s referencing, fry up slinging chain The Breakfast Club has popped up all over London, but this tiny spot in Camden Passage is a stand out. There’s a cardboard cutout of Elvis to welcome you in, a large courtyard out the back (if you’re not too hungover) and more breakfast options that you can shake a coffee mug at. It’s actually open all day and its brunches are legendary. Try the salted caramel banoffee pancakes.
French cuisine has kind of been overlooked over the last decade, but reasonably priced Le Mercury has weathered the storm – it’s an Upper St favourite. There are candle lit tables on three floors, a decent set price lunch and dinner menu of French bistro classics. French onion soup, steak frites and creme brulée, it’s all here.
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Le Mercury
140 Upper St
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French cuisine has kind of been overlooked over the last decade, but reasonably priced Le Mercury has weathered the storm – it’s an Upper St favourite. There are candle lit tables on three floors, a decent set price lunch and dinner menu of French bistro classics. French onion soup, steak frites and creme brulée, it’s all here.
If you’re looking for somewhere to spend a long lazy Sunday, munching on a Sunday roast and getting slowly tiddly, then this it. John Salt is a huge industrial space halfway up Upper St that has DJs on at weekends, there’s plenty of room for the papers and boardgames and the food’s pretty decent. There are burgers on boards and inventive salads during the week.
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John Salt
131 Upper St
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If you’re looking for somewhere to spend a long lazy Sunday, munching on a Sunday roast and getting slowly tiddly, then this it. John Salt is a huge industrial space halfway up Upper St that has DJs on at weekends, there’s plenty of room for the papers and boardgames and the food’s pretty decent. There are burgers on boards and inventive salads during the week.
This bright and airy two storey simple restaurant overlooks the pretty Islington Green and is a great spot for lunch. There’s always warm bread on the go and a ever changing rota of curries and rice – always a range of veggie and meat – and plenty of creamy dhal. Expect to find groups of students washing down the cheap filling curries with a few beers.
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Afghan Kitchen
35 Islington Green
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This bright and airy two storey simple restaurant overlooks the pretty Islington Green and is a great spot for lunch. There’s always warm bread on the go and a ever changing rota of curries and rice – always a range of veggie and meat – and plenty of creamy dhal. Expect to find groups of students washing down the cheap filling curries with a few beers.
Drinks & Nightlife
Barrio Angel is one of Essex Road's best and most exciting bars. There is never a dull moment - from their amazing daily happy-hours, to the eye-popping decor and even the party-pumping DJs; you're always guaranteed to be wowed at Barrio Angel. With Brazilian cocktails their cracking concoctions of choice, tuck into a caipirinha and tequila, or three.
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Barrio Angel
45 Essex Rd
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Barrio Angel is one of Essex Road's best and most exciting bars. There is never a dull moment - from their amazing daily happy-hours, to the eye-popping decor and even the party-pumping DJs; you're always guaranteed to be wowed at Barrio Angel. With Brazilian cocktails their cracking concoctions of choice, tuck into a caipirinha and tequila, or three.
It's menu boats over 26 bespoke cocktails alongside an extensive list of spirits, wines and beers and takes you on a journey across the globe. Meanwhile its food offering come courtesy of chef Yaz Khadiri whose menu includes sharing dishes and small plates that are perfect for dinner with friends.
Alphabet Bar
56 Upper St
It's menu boats over 26 bespoke cocktails alongside an extensive list of spirits, wines and beers and takes you on a journey across the globe. Meanwhile its food offering come courtesy of chef Yaz Khadiri whose menu includes sharing dishes and small plates that are perfect for dinner with friends.
Affectionately known as the 'Garden of Islington'; The Vineyard is a quaint, charming venue located on Upper Street. The venue prides itself on the quality of its food, and offers an extensive drinks card at the same time. There's also a vast beer garden that naturally draws a vibrant crowd at the first sight of the sun. A congenial local boozer ready to welcome you with open arms right throughout the day.
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The Vineyard Islington
179 Upper Street
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Affectionately known as the 'Garden of Islington'; The Vineyard is a quaint, charming venue located on Upper Street. The venue prides itself on the quality of its food, and offers an extensive drinks card at the same time. There's also a vast beer garden that naturally draws a vibrant crowd at the first sight of the sun. A congenial local boozer ready to welcome you with open arms right throughout the day.
In the heart of Shoreditch at the top of the hip Hackney Road, lies this cool and quirky Old Street bar - Looking Glass Cocktail Club - one of the best bars in East London. This exciting Old Street cocktail bar takes mixology to a whole new dimension. The entertainment at Looking Glass is tantalizing and titillating, challenging the powers of perception. Showcasing the weird, the wonderful, the wicked and fusing live music and performance art.
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Looking Glass Cocktail Club
49 Hackney Rd
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In the heart of Shoreditch at the top of the hip Hackney Road, lies this cool and quirky Old Street bar - Looking Glass Cocktail Club - one of the best bars in East London. This exciting Old Street cocktail bar takes mixology to a whole new dimension. The entertainment at Looking Glass is tantalizing and titillating, challenging the powers of perception. Showcasing the weird, the wonderful, the wicked and fusing live music and performance art.
Hint: this Old Street bar can be found in Shoreditch. Once you've found Found, you'll find lots of other joyful things too like top mixologists mingling behind the bar and cosy rooms to chill out in. Sit back, relax and sip on some of the best cocktails in the city at this secret Shoreditch basement bar.
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Found
5 Ravey St
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Hint: this Old Street bar can be found in Shoreditch. Once you've found Found, you'll find lots of other joyful things too like top mixologists mingling behind the bar and cosy rooms to chill out in. Sit back, relax and sip on some of the best cocktails in the city at this secret Shoreditch basement bar.