The appeal of this place is simple: all-you-can-eat buffet at an amazingly low price. Most all-you-can-eat buffets are as appetising as mouldy bread, but here it’s genuinely good if inevitably a little carb-heavy. Get the ace onion bhajis as soon as possible after they come out of the kitchen. Prepare yourself for some pretty intense anti-meat propaganda on the walls (‘Cancer danger in your fry-up!’), but applaud the restaurant for letting homeless people eat for free. And bring a couple of beers – there’s no alcohol license.
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An Exmouth Market original, New Zealand cafe and restaurant Caravan does great coffee and an excellent brunch.
Yipin is an upscale Chinese spot in Islington. The menu has a lot of options, but you should focus on the Sichuan and Hunan dishes.
Radici is a big restaurant serving Italian classics, and while it might not be the most exciting spot in Islington, it’s one of the most useful.
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Gunpowder is a simply designed little restaurant off Commercial Street serving extremely inventive takes on Indian food that will blow your mind.
Gymkhana is the best Indian restaurant in London, an upscale establishment serving elevated classics and an incredible biryani.
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The East Ham branch of Indian restaurant Saravana Bhavan serves some of the best South Indian food in London, with a menu of pure vegetarian dishes.
Afghan Kitchen opposite Islington Green serves hearty, tasty Afghan food in a minimalist setting.
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