If your idea of the perfect neighbourhood restaurant is a spacious and elegantly shabby corner spot serving dishes like a bull’s heart tomato with black olive and sheep’s curd, then Perilla on Newington Green is the place for you. Even if that doesn't sound like your cup of tea, you should give Perilla a go. The tomato is typical of what they do, and it’s delicious. They take their food very seriously here, and while the place does lack the kind of banter you might get in some of the more fun spots in town, it is surprisingly relaxed for a fine dining spot. Yes, you can do the £44 tasting menu with wine pairings, but you could also stop in for drink at the bar, and work your way through a doorstep of seaweed sourdough (served with braised greens and yoghurt), while nodding along to a hip-hop soundtrack.
More spots in HighburySee more
Linden Stores is a wine bar and small plates spot near Highbury Corner, and it’s really quite nice.
Xi’an Impression is a small restaurant in Highbury making some of the best Chinese food in London. Don’t miss the hand-pulled noodles.
Black Axe Mangal
Black Axe Mangal on Highbury Corner isn’t a typical restaurant. It’s a restaurant that loves heavy metal and cooking with offal.
More Modern European spotsSee more
108 Garage is a Notting Hill restaurant located in - you guessed it - a former garage. Both the atmosphere and food are brilliant and unique.
One of London’s most exclusive hot spots, Chiltern Firehouse has a reputation for a see-and-be-seen vibe as well as some great food and service.
Leroy is an airy spot on a quiet corner in Shoreditch, serving small plates and an excellent selection of wine.
Filter and browse restaurants near you
Text us for personalized recommendationsLearn more