This is a family run classic Italian joint. The food is always fresh, tasty, cooked to perfection and served with a BIG smile. They also cater for Gluten intolerance and Vegetarian diners. It's so hard to find good pizza and pasta that are gluten free. This place is amazing you will not know it is gluten free. A little corner of Italy in the heart of London.
The food served at Zucca is based on the traditional Italian kitchen. However, they adopt a progressive interpretation of this style without following food trends, but in turn maintaining a creative element which draws it's inspiration from all over the world. Vegetables are a main focus bringing a lightness and balance to the dining experience. They also pride themselves on their home-made bread and ice creams. They are part of the slow food movement.
Their varied menu includes their famous traditional thin crust Italian pizzas, pasta, seasonal daily specials, vegetarian and gluten free options. StringRays Highbury is one of those places you go to for one reason, and that's the pizza and the price (a.k.a. incredible value).First and foremost the pizza is good, not amazing but still very good. However, it's the small and 'cosy' restaurant and great atmosphere, coupled with the genuinely amazing prices and super friendly service which means this is always my default local restaurant! MENU
It's a family owned business, and the staff is always warm and friendly (all Italian). The ambiance in the two front rooms are stellar, very plain but nice. The food in itself is great. Kids welcomed. It's delightfully Italian, warm and inviting inside. It offers simple and classic dishes but there's not need to embellish a good thing. It definitely gets crowded in the evenings, so booking is advised. MENU
Superb vegetarian (and vegan) food, served effciently. The menu is not simply a vegetarian version of meat containing dishes, but creative as well, with some excellent desserts. Great assortment of food--everything is delicious! The restaurant space itself is also very warm and inviting. MENU
Cote is a small chain but still reeks of typical French brasserie fare, both in atmosphere and presentation, which is casual. The food is very good and knowing that the kitchen and servers had knowledge of and experience with gluten free requirements. MENU
Hummus Bros is about natural quality produce, handled and prepared with care to produce exceptionally fresh and delicious food free from preservatives or additives. We use fresh vegetables, fresh herbs, fresh meat and fresh bread. They source produce using sustainable and local sources where possible. The restaurant is quite small and can get pretty loud during lunchtime but it's nice otherwise. The service staff was nice and when asked about their vegan options they were very accommodating. MENU
Very authentic French restaurant. The starters, grilled mussel and steamed mussel, are amazingly delicious. Food is always delicious, great wine selection, served by fabulous friendly people. Amazing value for money. They have fantastic gluten free options along with hearty vegetarian entrées. MENU
Lovely restaurant in the basement of mandarin oriental hotel. Classy yet trendy - it has that NYC French brasserie take replicated well. Would recommend to anyone that likes to try out different cuisines or has a taste for French food. Really good flavoursome cooking- very classic French done nicely. Christmas Menu Regular Menu
A solid and well priced French restaurant, it's been on Upper Street for 30+ years for a reason - because it serves decent food at a great price. Every main dish is relatively cheap for French food which was just great because the quality is amazing! The food is great, the meat is perfectly cooked and the fries are among the best. Regular Menu Christmas Menu
This place is pretty great. A definite family feel with a great ring of authenticity throughout. This restaurant does good, large pizzas and other Italian dishes to the accompaniment of loud and uplifting live piano music. The food is fabulous, including the olives and cheese whisked over to you as appetisers within moments of sitting down.