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Modern European | North London

Michelin-starred James Cochran has gone back to his roots with 1251, his Islington restaurant which is a much more personal affair for him. Here he's serving up modern British food, made with Kentish produce (and several nods to his West Indian heritage). The restaurant is pitched as a place to try Michelin-level dining in a more relaxed environment.

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107 Upper Street, London, N1 1QN
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107 Upper Street, London, N1 1QN


Critic reviews - total score 8 out of 10

Critics' score: 8
Jay Rayner Observer Estimated score
Reviewed on October 07, 2018
"The buttermilk chicken isn’t on the menu, perhaps because he didn’t want to pay for a licence to use his own recipe. Instead there is a moreish buttermilk rabbit with the aniseed waft of tarragon and the punch of horseradish. I could eat bowls of it. Only professionalism stops me doing so." READ REVIEW

Critics' score: 7
Kathryn Flett Telegraph
Reviewed on October 02, 2018
"Neither entirely Fine nor convincingly Casual – and despite flavours zinging and colours popping on plates that surprised in (mostly) all the right ways – given that Supper Street already heaves with restaurant choices, I still can’t quite see where 1251 fits in." READ REVIEW

Critics' score: 8
Rebecca Cope Tatler
Reviewed on September 07, 2018
"His Michelin-star status is evident in the presentation of the dishes as well as the taste, with each component well thought-out to create an overall palate-pleaser." READ REVIEW


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