Lucky Hornsey Road folk. They've waited patiently for a great place to get coffee and pastries and, like London buses, two came along in quick succession.
Tucked in right beside the super popular Big Jo is The Roasting Shed which opened for business before Christmas. The artisan roasters, who also have a espresso bar over in Hackney Bridge, are roasting their own coffee and selling it in their new digs on Hornsey
We're starting to see more restaurants heading to the Finsbury Park area (which is reaching the end of a major redevelopment at the station). The latest of these is from the Rosa's Thai restaurant group, which is opening on Wells Terrace.
This will be the 26th Rosa's restaurant as they've seen quite a bit of growth in the past few years. If, you've never been in one here's what you need to know. Set up
If you're not a South Londoner, then news about Morley's may not mean a lot to you. But for people who live south of the river, this fried chicken chain is an gold-plated institution. Founded back in 1985, it's beloved of rappers like RAY BLK, Krept and Stormzy, who shot his Big for your Boots video in one. Fried Chicken YouTube reviewer, The Pengest Munch has reviewed multiple branches, declaring of
Updated 22/9/20 with a first look
We'd known for a while that the folk behind Jolene (and Primeur and Westerns Laundry) were planning to open a bakery - and now it's finally here. Big Jolene Bakery - to be known as Big Jo - has now opened and if you're in the Holloway/Hornsey Road area, this is going to be your go-to place for bread and more.
The space on Hornsey Road was an old refrigeration
Finsbury Park folk who are working from home have a new spot to plug in their laptops. Fine and Grosso Coffee Station is a coffee spot that welcomes folk who want to get work done. It's not a coworking space, but what they're describing instead as 'laptop-friendly'.
The man behind it is Arik Waiss who also has a micro-chain of coffee shops called the Doppio Coffee Warehouse. Finsbury Park looks like being
Popular Kentish Town brasserie Patron is expanding - they've picked Blackstock Road for their second site, serving up all manner of classic French wine and dishes.
Looking for decent places to meet and eat before a game at The Emirates? Here are our suggestions
Yard Sale Pizza do have a great line in guest pizzas - and the next one they have lined up is definitely worth taking note of. They're teaming up with Matty Matheson - he's the founder of renowned Toronto restaurant Parts & Labour and also the host of host of Vice’s "It’s
With wine as its focus, but some cracking cocktails as well, this neighbourhood small plates spot is a welcome addition to the area.
The people behind Three Sheets are getting into the wine bar business with Top Cuvée in Highbury. Expect food from an ex-Naughty Piglets chef, a decent wine list to drink in or take away - and a few of their great cocktails too.
When it first opened on Islington's Upper Street, Chinese Laundry quickly developed a fan base. Giles Coren loved it, saying in the Times; " they have done exactly what hipsters do, and they have done it brilliantly. So welcome to Chinese Laundry – Britain’s first Chinese Hipster Restaurant". And Olive magazine dubbed it "Quirky, fun and super-friendly".
But when fire damaged the building and then squatters moved in, it was all
The huge new Woodberry Down development by Manor House now has its own pub. The Naturalist will be open all day and is setting itself up to offer a mean weekend brunch and Sunday lunch.
Finsbury Park gets a tiny hole in the wall sandwich shop aimed at chefs coming off shift and other late ngiht stop outs.
We check out a new addition to Finsbury Park, where pretty special things are happening under the guise of a Fish and Chip shop...
Owner Neil Gill knows a thing or two about catering for the souls of Finsbury Park, since opening Season 2010. Now he’s heading around the corner to turn his hand to Anglo-Japanese food, like tempura fish, sausage and aubergine, plus donburi and pickles. Plus, a healthy selection of rather fun-sounding cocktails, including a punch made with Irn Bru(!)
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