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After the launch of their vegan 'butcher' (which has proven to be very popular indeed), Rudy's are also getting ready to bring their vegan diner to Islington (when restaurants open up again).
It'll be right next door to their butcher shop, on Islington's Upper Street. As with the original diner in Camden, you can expect a vegan spin to American diner classics,
As the focus on more neighbourhood openings continues, there's the arrival of a heavyweight in Islington as Neal's Yard has opened a pop-up shop in advance of a permanent shop in 2021.
The pop-up is open now and plans to remain open until the end of the year - as it really is the season of cheese at the moment. So if you're in Islington, you'll be able to pop down for a selection of their best cheese for Christmas or New Year
The Nook in Islington launched quietly in the pandemic - and turns out to be an absolute neighbourhood gem.
Chef Nuno Mendes is not someone who lets the grass grow under his feet. Over the summer the Chiltern Firehouse Chef Patron got involved with his local pub doing weekend brunches. Now he's moved into the pizza business.
His newest venture is a collaboration with his
If the onslaught of emosh Christmas ads has already got you sobbing into your laptop, then this story from a London pub may push you over the top.
The Duke of Cambridge organic pub in Islington is today launching an initiative to help StreetSmart - the UK charity for the homeless that normally gets its money from a donation added onto restaurant bills and whose funds have been decimated by the lockdown.
They already have a vegan diner in Camden - but in uncertain times, Rudy's have also branched into the "butchery" business in Islington - vegan butchery of course. They've taken over the site on the corner of Islington Park Street and Upper Street that was previously Burger Lux.
If you're wondering what exactly does a vegan butcher mean in practice? Well, you'll be able to stock up on some of their vegan
The team behind The Wine Cellar on Highgate's Swain's Lane are opening this new wine bar and kitchen, serving up a wide selection of wines and food designed to go with them.
Islington's Chapel Bar, most recently a private-hire space, is about to open a new restaurant for autumn. Called Arenella, it's being described as an autumnal terrace that will be open every weekend.
The Chapel Bar team have previous in the business, having also been behind the now-closed Sicilian restaurant Lena in Shoreditch which was named after owner Alessandro Rotta's Sicilian mum. Arenella is named
Islington's Homeboy bar is getting a new menu - and it's still got an Irish flavour to it. They've brought in chef Michael Williams (ex Chiltern Firehouse) and he's adding new dishes to the menu that include:
Islington is getting a new weekend market and has some impressive traders lined up. The traders are led by St John Bakery, so if you need a weekend Eccles cake or doughnut fix in Islington, this will be the place to come.
28/7/20 - Updated with opening date
Almost a year ago, we reported that Corbin & King's Islington outpost, Bellanger, was to close. At the time we posited that the restaurant's Alsace menu wasn't perhaps right for the area, and now it seems we could have been right.
The site remained almost in aspic since the closure with no
With people not heading into the centre of London to work, neighbourhood bars and restaurants are getting a lot more attention - and this new opening in our own local area caught our attention. The Nook has taken over the space that used to be Linden Stores, so we popped down to find out more.
The owners are Angus and Lale Oztek-Pook. Angus is front of house and Lale the chef. Lale studied at Le
NASI Economy Rice is the next-door spin-off of Sambal Shiok. We take it for a Test Drive takeaway and find it makes for a pretty perfect lunch.
Hot Dinners makes our first foray back into the world of dining out - picking a popular Islington gastropub for the first post-lockdown meal.
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