Updated 22/9/20 with a first look
We'd known for a while that the folk behind Jolene (and Primeur and Westerns Laundry) were planning to open a bakery - and now it's finally here. Big Jolene Bakery - to be known as Big Jo - has now opened and if you're in the Holloway/Hornsey Road area, this is going to be your go-to place for bread and more.
The space on Hornsey Road was an old refrigeration
Finsbury Park folk who are working from home have a new spot to plug in their laptops. Fine and Grosso Coffee Station is a coffee spot that welcomes folk who want to get work done. It's not a coworking space, but what they're describing instead as 'laptop-friendly'.
The man behind it is Arik Waiss who also has a micro-chain of coffee shops called the Doppio Coffee Warehouse. Finsbury Park looks like being
Popular Kentish Town brasserie Patron is expanding - they've picked Blackstock Road for their second site, serving up all manner of classic French wine and dishes.
Looking for decent places to meet and eat before a game at The Emirates? Here are our suggestions
Yard Sale Pizza do have a great line in guest pizzas - and the next one they have lined up is definitely worth taking note of. They're teaming up with Matty Matheson - he's the founder of renowned Toronto restaurant Parts & Labour and also the host of host of Vice’s "It’s
With wine as its focus, but some cracking cocktails as well, this neighbourhood small plates spot is a welcome addition to the area.
The people behind Three Sheets are getting into the wine bar business with Top Cuvée in Highbury. Expect food from an ex-Naughty Piglets chef, a decent wine list to drink in or take away - and a few of their great cocktails too.
When it first opened on Islington's Upper Street, Chinese Laundry quickly developed a fan base. Giles Coren loved it, saying in the Times; " they have done exactly what hipsters do, and they have done it brilliantly. So welcome to Chinese Laundry – Britain’s first Chinese Hipster Restaurant". And Olive magazine dubbed it "Quirky, fun and super-friendly".
But when fire damaged the building and then squatters moved in, it was all
The huge new Woodberry Down development by Manor House now has its own pub. The Naturalist will be open all day and is setting itself up to offer a mean weekend brunch and Sunday lunch.
Finsbury Park gets a tiny hole in the wall sandwich shop aimed at chefs coming off shift and other late ngiht stop outs.
We check out a new addition to Finsbury Park, where pretty special things are happening under the guise of a Fish and Chip shop...
Owner Neil Gill knows a thing or two about catering for the souls of Finsbury Park, since opening Season 2010. Now he’s heading around the corner to turn his hand to Anglo-Japanese food, like tempura fish, sausage and aubergine, plus donburi and pickles. Plus, a healthy selection of rather fun-sounding cocktails, including a punch made with Irn Bru(!)
Featuring a wine list from the GM of the Laughing Heart, this is a wine bar worth seeking out.
After 25 years working for Gordon Ramsay and Angela Hartnett, chef Emma Duggan is going solo with this restaurant on Stroud Green Road, just north of Finsbury Park station
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