Highbury & Islington: The Foodie Paradise

You could say that Highbury & Islington is London’s up-and-coming hub of hidden gems. With an array of local delis, restaurants and treasures waiting to be uncovered, it really is heaven on earth for all the foodies out there.

Our Uncommon members appreciate the casual vibe of our space; feeling inspired by the close-knit community and fully immersing themselves in their creative endeavours. It’s also the perfect area to take lunchtime strolls among the greenery – who knows, you may bump into your next favourite eatery along the way.

Everything is within close proximity of each other, especially with Angel and Kings Cross being just around the corner. It’s never been more convenient to explore all the goodness in the local area and support incredible small businesses.

Provisions

Instagram: @provisionsldn

Provisions are a wine and cheese importer with a shop on Holloway Road. They carefully select high quality artisan products from small, natural and organic producers, predominantly in France and Italy. They are highly enthusiastic about bringing people pleasure through the shared experience of enjoying excellent food. They prioritise conversing with their customers, ensuring they are in the loop surrounding the product stories and information.

Their passion for their products is clearly seen in their curation and presentation – from the packaging and maturing, to the cutting of the products.

Why not try a feast board with your family? Or perhaps a Fondue Kit to warm up your insides with cheesy goodness on a cold night? Whatever you decide, it sure will be comforting.

Trullo

Instagram: @trullo_restaurant

Trullo is a homely restaurant on St Pauls Road offering an Italian inspired menu that changes daily. They have delicious soups, stews, risottos, breads, wine and much more. There’s great contentment in its simplicity – the food speaks for itself.

Their hand-made pasta and charcoal grill is what sets them apart – with the pasta being hand rolled minutes before serving and meat being cooked over burning coals. They really bring their customers a sense of warmth and comfort through the entire experience. They cook according to the seasons, value sustainability deeply and are mindful about the source of their quality produce.

Trullo at Home gives you a range of appetising foods, meal kits and drinks to order and collect, so you can indulge in the cosiness in your own home.

Westerns Laundry

Instagram: @westernslaundry

Westerns Laundry is a modern-industrial seafood eatery that offers British & Spanish small plates – not to mention their Michelin Star! They’re cosily tucked away at Drayton Park, yet still embodying a spacious and airy atmosphere.

They have a comprehensive list of wines for you to browse, ranging from natural wines to rare and back vintage low intervention bottles that you won’t find anywhere else. You’ll undoubtedly find the perfect fit.

The courtyard is now turned into what is now their popular Ethical Farmers Market features sustainable producers offering a range of cakes, pastries, bread and other fresh goods. It’s no wonder they get snatched up quickly!

Sambal Shiok

Instagram: @sambalshiok

Sambal Shiok is a vibrant restaurant on Holloway Road. Mandy Yin, owner of Sambal Shiok, is one of the few Malaysian chefs/owners in the UK. Her main focus is Laksa – a tempting spicy noodle soup predominantly made with a fragrant coconut milk base.

The Laksa at-home sets, pastes and sauces are on offer for you to satisfy your cravings whilst they’re closed. It’s a great way to bring the family together for a scrumptious meal.

Zia Lucia

Instagram: @zialuciapizza

Zia Lucia is a neighbourhood pizza brand offering you 4 different types of Italian dough inspired by ancient traditions. The dough takes a 48-hour slow fermented process – it’s refreshing and unique to see authenticity in the London pizza scene.

They have a large hand-crafted oven which has come over from Naples and the open kitchen where you can watch the chefs master the pizza making craft (hopefully post-lockdown). They also serve home-made desserts, craft beers, burrata’s and Italian wines. We guarantee each bite of their pizza will have you yearning for more!