Ask anyone in Islington where they go for brunch, and you’re almost sure to hear about Sunday. This is one of the hottest places in Barnsbury, a breakfast/brunch/lunch place that’s always packed out at weekends – and sometimes even during the week. It’s worth queuing, even in the rain, for consistently well-executed standard dishes and a few more out-of-the-ordinary ones. The pancakes are some of Islington’s fluffiest. Eggs benedict is awesome. Just be patient.
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Linden Stores is a wine bar and small plates spot near Highbury Corner, and it’s really quite nice.
The Compton Arms
The Compton Arms is a little pub in Islington serving some tasty small plates and one of the best burgers in town.
Black Axe Mangal
Black Axe Mangal on Highbury Corner isn’t a typical restaurant. It’s loud, it's fun, and it's a little bit weird. And the delicious food is the same.
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Dominique Ansel Bakery
Most people come to Dominique Ansel Bakery for a Cronut to post on Instagram, some of them even eat it. But there’s more to this place than that.
Mother is a cafe along the River Lea close to Hackney Wick, that serves tasty vegan food. Come for the juices, and stay for the relaxed ambience.
The Delaunay is the restaurant you want to be in when you just want to feel good. Sit in the amazing dining room or hit the cafe for a quick one.
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El Inca Plebeyo
El Inca Plebeyo serves Ecuadorian food in a simple space that’s covered in colourful paintings, tiles, and tablecloths. Be sure to get the hornado.
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