When beer lovers wonder what heaven is like, they probably imagine Earl of Essex. There are around twenty on the daily-changing list, mostly British, including their own brewed on the premises. Come here with a bunch of friends and try to taste everything on the list – for educational purposes. Or just come and relax with a pint and a basket of cheese fries. Either way, you’re in heaven.
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Trullo is the kind of neighbourhood Italian restaurant you’d find in an actual Italian neighbourhood, and the food is simply fantastic.
Little Georgia in Islington has fun vibes, friendly waiters, and an excellent Georgian menu. Come for a group dinner or date night.
For one of the best breakfasts/brunches in Islington, head to Sunday. The eggs benedict is worth the long queue.
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The George Tavern
One of London’s most iconic live music venues, The George Tavern is a pub that’s perfect for a memorable evening.
The Guinea Grill
The Guinea Grill is a tiny pub in Mayfair with an old school restaurant specialising in excellent steaks.
Island Queen is the sort of pub you go to if you want to settle down for an afternoon of schmoozing or watching the big match on a large-screen TV.
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Afghan Kitchen opposite Islington Green serves hearty, tasty Afghan food in a minimalist setting.
69 Colebrooke Row
One of the best bars in London, and definitely in Islington, 69 Colebrooke (also known as The Bar With No Name) has excellent, unique cocktails.
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