When beer lovers wonder what heaven is like, they probably imagine Earl of Essex. There are around twenty on the daily-changing list, mostly British, including their own brewed on the premises. Come here with a bunch of friends and try to taste everything on the list – for educational purposes. Or just come and relax with a pint and a basket of cheese fries. Either way, you’re in heaven.
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Oldroyd is a mix of French, Italian, and Spanish, and the best restaurant in Islington. It’s also very small, so plan accordingly.
Delhi Grill is a fun spot for a cheap group dinner in Islington. Get involved with the whole menu.
The Ottolenghi in Islington is a reliable place for salads and delicious pastries.
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The Camberwell Arms
The Camberwell Arms is a traditional south London pub, serving great British cuisine during the week and incredible roasts on a Sunday.
Junction Tavern is a Kentish Town gastropub that takes both the gastro and the pub parts of the label seriously.
The Cross Keys
The Cross Keys is a nice Chelsea gastro-pub opposite the Thames serving up some decent and some not so decent food.
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Afghan Kitchen opposite Islington Green serves hearty, tasty Afghan food in a minimalist setting.
69 Colebrooke Row
One of the best bars in London, and definitely in Islington, 69 Colebrooke (also known as The Bar With No Name) has excellent, unique cocktails.
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