• The De Beauvoir Deli is expanding this summer

    The De Beauvoir Deli's new cafe space

    The confluence of various Covid restrictions last year had one unfortunate consequence for popular East London grocers, the De Beauvoir Deli. Restricting the number of customers inside the deli during the pandemic, as well as the associated queuing outside, meant they lost both their indoor and outdoor seating.

    But when one door closes, another opens - and in this case that door was literally opposite

  • The next Amazon Fresh store might be coming to Islington's The Mall building

    Amazon Fresh

    Amazon Fresh opened its first UK store just weeks ago in Ealing, attracting huge queues. Since then, another has just opened in Wembley Park and we're just getting wind of yet another new opening in Islington too.

    We've heard that they're taking over the large ex-tram depot building on Upper Street in Islington, The Mall, last used by and a whole slew of other operators before it. It's one of the most prominent buildings in

  • The Drapers Arms joins the at home delivery set with pies, roasts and more

    drapers arms at home menu

    It was the first place we booked when London came out of the original lockdown, and now - just as we approach the end of the current one, Islington gastropub The Drapers Arms have launched a delivery service.

    They're offering a range of click and collect as well as delivery options from today. If you live near the

  • Butcher & Brew arrive in Islington for steaks, beer & more

    Butcher and Brew arrives in Islington for steaks, beer & more

    Butcher & Brew have been established in Streatham for a few years, and now they've also just opened on the opposite side of London on Islington's Upper Street.

    Their new N1 spot opened briefly before we were plunged into the current lockdown but now it's back again,

  • Jolene Bakeries to open in Angel and Shoreditch

    Jolene Bakery expands to Islington and Shoreditch

    Jolene Bakery and its offshoot Big Jo have been a huge success story of the past few years - you only have to see the queues snaking down from both during lockdown to know that.

    Over the weekend, the team behind them revealed their plans for what seem like London baking domination. First, they're expanding their customer base by launching an All Electric Jolene-Mobile. That, we're told, "will zoom

  • Yield N1 wine bar and shop is coming to Islington's St Paul's Road

    yield n1 islington

    We've been watching the development of a property on Islington's St Paul's Road with interest for a few weeks. Mainly because it's at the end of our road on the way to the shops and secondly because it was really shaping up into something food-related. And now we have the answer - Stoke Newington's Yield has opened a second location just off Highbury Corner. 

    It's taken the place of an

  • Test Driving The Nook's Supper Club delivery


    We're back (sort of) at Islington's The Nook, trying out their delivery-only supper club menu. 

  • The best food delivery and takeaway restaurants in Islington, Highbury & Stoke Newington

    suttonHaving trouble working out what you fancy when it comes to food delivery in Islington? We're here to help you choose some of the best.   

  • Rudy's is opening a vegan diner in Islington (next to their vegan butcher)

    Rudy's is opening a vegan diner in Islington (next to their vegan butcher)

    After the launch of their vegan 'butcher' (which has proven to be very popular indeed), Rudy's are also getting ready to bring their vegan diner to Islington (when restaurants open up again). 

    It'll be right next door to their butcher shop, on Islington's Upper Street. As with the original diner in Camden, you can expect a vegan spin to American diner classics,

  • Neal's Yard has opened a cheese pop-up in Islington (with a permanent shop to come)


    As the focus on more neighbourhood openings continues, there's the arrival of a heavyweight in Islington as Neal's Yard has opened a pop-up shop in advance of a permanent shop in 2021.

    The pop-up is open now and plans to remain open until the end of the year - as it really is the season of cheese at the moment. So if you're in Islington, you'll be able to pop down for a selection of their best cheese for Christmas or New Year

  • Test Driving The Nook - an Islington neighbourhood restaurant par excellence


    The Nook in Islington launched quietly in the pandemic - and turns out to be an absolute neighbourhood gem.

  • Nuno Mendes creates a lunchtime pizza menu for De Beauvoir's Sweet Thursday Pizza

    nuno mendes and sweet thursday pizza

    Chef Nuno Mendes is not someone who lets the grass grow under his feet. Over the summer the Chiltern Firehouse Chef Patron got involved with his local pub doing weekend brunches. Now he's moved into the pizza business.

    His newest venture is a collaboration with his

  • The Duke Bakery at this Islington organic pub is raising funds for StreetSmart

    dukes bakery st peters street

    If the onslaught of emosh Christmas ads has already got you sobbing into your laptop, then this story from a London pub may push you over the top.

    The Duke of Cambridge organic pub in Islington is today launching an initiative to help StreetSmart - the UK charity for the homeless that normally gets its money from a donation added onto restaurant bills and whose funds have been decimated by the lockdown.


  • Rudy's is bringing a vegan butcher to Islington's Upper Street

    Rudy's is bringing a vegan butcher to Islington's Upper Street

    They already have a vegan diner in Camden - but in uncertain times, Rudy's have also branched into the "butchery" business in Islington - vegan butchery of course. They've taken over the site on the corner of Islington Park Street and Upper Street that was previously Burger Lux. 

    If you're wondering what exactly does a vegan butcher mean in practice? Well, you'll be able to stock up on some of their vegan

  • 163 Upper Street will be a new wine bar and kitchen from Highgate's Wine Cellar team

    163 upper street wine bar in islingtonThe team behind The Wine Cellar on Highgate's Swain's Lane are opening this new wine bar and kitchen, serving up a wide selection of wines and food designed to go with them.

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