Gail’s – Highgate

It was one of those days where it was lucky to have the sun come out. So a walk around Waterlow Park was wonderful. It was made even better to be able to see all the fragrant flowers and to take in the relaxing scent of the lavender by Lauderdale House.

Mildreds – Kings Cross

Mildreds is a vegetarian and vegan restaurant a short walk away from the busy Kings Cross. The menu is split into small starter plates and large plates. There are also burgers and salads on the menu.

Cote Brasserie – Angel

Cote Brasserie is situated on Islington Green. On entering, the dining area looks quite big and the furniture is dark wooden. There are booths with cushioned seating. There is a private dining area at the back of the restaurant which is separated by a curtain.

Sol e Mio – Bounds Green

Sol e Mio is a delightful cafe at the Sunshine Garden Centre. Being a bright, cheery and friendly place makes this cafe a lovely place to relax and enjoy their homemade delights. Big mirrors and specials boards hang on the walls.

Gilly’s Fry Bar – Finsbury Park

Quoting a friend of mine, “any food tastes better when it’s fried”. But that doesn’t mean that the food isn’t already tasty before being fried.

The Travel Cafe – Holloway

A cold day and a hot coffee go hand in hand. The Travel Cafe is a wonderful cute cafe. Clean, spacious, exposed lighting, brick walls and the travel theme in the decor makes up the interior. There are wooden tree/log tables which add to the quirkiness.

Bill’s – Angel

It’s hard to pick a venue for a big gathering and it can be a bit of a gamble when it is a place that has not been to before. The main thing is that you want everything to go smoothly from the service to the quality of the food.

Franco Manca – Angel

A friend had told me about the wonderful pizza at Franco Manca many years ago. This was when it had opened one of its first branches down in Brixton. Although Franco Manca has recently been popping everywhere, it is only now that Franco Manca has been visited. I trust my friend’s judgement of cafes and resturants and there’s not been a time when places haven’t lived up to high standards.

Jai Krishna – Finsbury Park

Jai Krishna is an Indian vegetarian version of Roti King. A simple no fuss restaurant that just does tasty quality food.

Tea Shops

A couple of Tea Shops have opened in the past few months in the area of Angel. One is in the quaint Camden Passage and the other is in the Angel Central centre.

Radici – Angel

Opposite the Almeida Theatre, lots of greenery and a few benches mark the restaurant Almeida. The entrance is decorated with crates of fresh lemons, a lemon tree and cushioned seating.

Rosa’s Thai Cafe – Islington

Autumn time is here with the month of September. With there being a chill in the air, there is a need for hot food compared to the cold summer salads. Rosa’s Thai Cafe in Angel looks fairly small from the exterior. A few window seats enable you to sit and watch the world pass by.