The Duke of Cambridge is the first (and only) gastro pub to be Certified as organic by the Soil Association. A seasonal and local menu (over 80% of their food comes from the home counties) serving traditional British food and a range of organic drinks including ales from two London Breweries (The heroic Freedom and Pitfield)
Duke of Cambridge – 30 St Peter’s Street, Islington, London N1. tel – 020 7359 3066
Polpo is located in the former Soho residence of the Venetian artist Caneletto. It is small and intimate and serves little plates of delicious Venetian food. The atmosphere is lively and relaxed.. make sure you get there early… it is always a popular destination
Polpo – 41 Beak Street London W1F 9SB. tel – 020 7734 4479
Located in the depths of Hackney this contemporary dining room offers a selection of British and French cuisine. Not only do they dish up great food but there is also a great cabaret line up and a number of different rooms that can be hired out for parties. You are also likely to bump into the odd celeb here too.
Bistrotegue – 23-27 Wadeson Street City of London E2 9DR. tel – 020 8983 7900
A cross between a bike shop, café, gallery, bar and a place to eat yummy seasonal food such as pies, salads and sandwiches –they will also fix your bike for you too! Located between Old Street and Clerkenwell the light and airy space (which also has a pretty courtyard) is laid back and welcoming – not just for bike lovers!
Look Mum No Hands! – 49 Old Street, London EC1. tel – 020 7253 1025
Yotam Ottolenghi is well known for his cookbooks that are a world wide success and for his Guardian column on Vegaterian food. He has four cafes/delis in London, the Islington one being the largest. Serving delcious Eastern Mediterian inspired salads, fish and meat dishes. The pastries and cakes are pretty amazing too.
Ottolenghi – 287 Upper St London N1 2TZ. tel – 020 7288 1454