We've slowly been hearing what's planned for N1's Islington Square (taking over the old post office site off Upper Street) and now we've confirmation of at least one restaurant - but it's not a standalone one.
Odeon Luxe & Dine is Odeon's latest attempt to bring dining and a movie together. So if the very idea of people eating away while you try to enjoy the latest superhero movie drives you mad - this
They've already secured a place in the London burger hall of fame, so it'll be interesting to see what Four Legs - the residency at Islington's Compton Arms - do with Sunday Roasts.
Kicking off this weekend, the mains will be:
Change has come to Islington's LIttle Bat, the cocktail bar run by the same people behind Calooh Callay - it's been divided into two. The front part of the building will remain the Little Bat Bar, where the cocktails will continue to flow as before - but there's a change at the back. That's become the Little Bat Kitchen.
Looking for decent places to meet and eat before a game at The Emirates? Here are our suggestions
A Hot Dinners exclusive
Regular readers of Hot Dinners will know that we're keen supporters of the Irish in London. As second-generation Irish ourselves we're always delighted to be able to bring Londoners a taste of Ireland here in this city.
But we couldn't be more thrilled to break the news that one of our favourite food bloggers and authors Niamh Shields - better known to some of you as
Right next door to their pizza restaurant, Zia Lucia are opening Berto, a fresh pasta restaurant in Holloway. There will be affordable fresh pasta, Italian wines and more.
London has been no stranger to big restaurant closures over the past few months, but one of the biggest was announced last night. In an email, Jeremy King of Corbin & King, revealed that they'd be closing Bellanger in Islington this summer.
"It is with great sadness I must inform you that, after over three years trading, we have decided to cease trading Bellanger on Sunday 11th August.
"It is a great shame but, although we loved being in
It isn't that often that a new London burger blows us away - but this Islington pub has a major contender for the city's best cheeseburger.
Islington has a HUGE amount of restaurants, with the majority of them along Upper Street. But which are the ones you should be paying attention to - here's our list of the best in the area...
Burgers and cocktails in Islington
If you've been up and down Islington's Upper Street recently, you'll have seen a new addition (taking over the space only recently vacated by Porchetta). Called Sichuan House, that's exactly what it is - Sichuan cuisine in Islington.
Top pizza on Holloway Road
If you prefer dessert over any other course - then a pop-up coming to Islington will be right up your street. The Whisk Dessert Bar features a three-course dessert tasting menu, swapping out all the savoury dishes for sweet. Chef Simon Jenkins was Executive Pastry Chef at Marcus Wareing and before that worked at both the Waterside Inn and Le Manoir. Oh, and he was also named Craft Guild of Chefs Pastry Chef of the Year for
One of Islington's longest running (and recently refurbed) pubs is getting a new crew in the kitchen. This time it's the turn of Four Legs, made up of Jamie Allan (formerly Hill & Szrok) and Ed McIlroy (formerly Bao Fitzrovia and who also oversees the menu at sister pub The Gun). They're bringing a menu of
The City may be on the quiet side at the weekends, but there are some cracking restaurants there - not least at Bloomberg Arcade which houses a few on our list. All of these places will be at their buzziest during the week - and that's the best time to visit them.
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