North London boasts a vibrant nightlife with everything from relaxed informal pubs to fancy cocktail bars on offer. There is also an amazing selection of restaurants to suit every taste. Here are some of the best food and drink venues in the area:
The King’s Head – This relaxed pub in Winchmore Hill provides the perfect spot for an after work drink. There is a beautiful outdoor terrace where you can enjoy a great selection of craft beers, wines, and ales on a sunny day. The Kings Head was one of the Evening Standard Pub of the Year finalists in 2004 and serves up a delicious British menu created using fresh, seasonal ingredients. There is also a unique vaulted dining room which has been lavishly designed to impress during private dining events.
Delhi Grill – This popular food stand in Chapel Market offers the perfect quick and cheap lunch. You can choose between a range of Indian delicacies at extremely affordable prices – you can pick up a fresh and tasty roti wrap for just £3.50 or two samosas for £1.30. The dishes are packed full of flavour and you have the option to eat in the comfortable restaurant or take your food away to eat in one of the local parks.
Roller Nation – This is the perfect place if you are looking for a fun night out. Located in Palmers Green, this quirky bar features colourful interiors, a great drinks selection, tasty light bites, and there’s even a full-size roller rink! During the evening, this venue becomes a lively nightclub with classic disco music and exciting skating events on offer throughout the week. You can also book an intimate private booth or enjoy the spacious outdoor garden during the summer.
Fredericks – This restaurant has been long-established on Islington’s dining scene and attracts guests with its light and airy interiors and delicious creative menu. Popular food choices include – dressed Colchester crab, road venison saddle with cranberry puree, and summer pudding with pimms sorbet. The venue offers various spaces for dining, snacks, drinking, private parties and events. There is also a popular brunch menu served on the weekends.
Happiness Bar – A lively atmosphere, expertly-made cocktails, and stunning service all come together to make the Happiness Bar one of the most popular drinking spots in London. The cosy underground bar is candle-lit and no standing is allowed to create a relaxing and intimate drinkinking experience. This bar is extremely popular, so it’s best to book a table in advance, although they do keep half of their tables free for walk-in guests. You can also enjoy a variety of 40s/50s ‘rare groove’ music, which features a blend of jazz, pop, R&B, and soul to add to the ambiance.
The Duke of Cambridge – The in the UK’s first and only organic gastropub to be certificated by the Soil Association, making it the perfect spot for eco-friendly diners. The interiors have been designed in a relaxing bohemian style and guests can choose from a daily changing menu produced in conjunction with the Riverford organic farm in Devon. All dishes are made from healthy, locally-sourced ingredients and there is also an extensive drinks menu on offer.