Flaming Nora  

 
 
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177 Upper Street, Islington, London N1 1RG
 
 
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Flaming NoraAh, the kebab. Bottom of the food chain, The sort of thing only a student would eat, and then only if he (never she) was so drunk that it couldn't possibly stay down.

Except that this reputation is largely undeserved. Anyone who has visited one of the Turkish restaurants in West London that doubles as kebab shop will know that a shish can be a tasty, healthy meal.

The main differences between Flaming Nora and the ordinary high street grease merchant are cosmetic. Gone are the filthy walls and surly staff to be replaced by gleaming white paint and smiling faces (although the language barrier seems as severe as ever). The 'elephants leg' of doner meat has disappeard, to be replaced by big open grills that make a good show when the place is busy, and give the meat a nice smoky flavour. Late night essentials (cigarettes, smoothies, condoms, cookies, breath mints) are on sale.

New additions to the cuisine include some very tasty gourmet options with halloumi, yellowfin tuna and Aberdeen Angus steak sitting alongside the usual lamb, chicken and burger options. Pitta bread has been replaced by tortilla wraps, which makes the kebabs impressively light on the stomach. The most important improvement is in the sauces, which are excellent, full of the powerful, fresh flavours that kebabs demand.

Still this is less a fast food revolution, than the rehabilitation of a good and much-maligned cuisine. And very nice it is too.

 

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Canonbury Overground Station
 
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Elia Mews Car Park
 
13 minutes walk
 
Macclesfield Road NCP
 
18 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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Hilton London Islington Hotel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £95  32% off
53 Upper Street, N1 | 7 minutes from Flaming Nora
The Business Design Centre next door is the obvious attraction for many of the guests at this smart, efficient Hilton Hotel, but Islington's excellent restaurants and ... More
 
 
 
DoubleTree by Hilton London - Islington
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £73  23% off
60 Pentonville Road, N1 | 14 minutes from Flaming Nora
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Thistle City Barbican Hotel
London > Hotels > Budget Chain Hotel   from £43  39% off
Central Street, EC1V | 19 minutes from Flaming Nora
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Giraffe
London > Restaurants > International restaurants
29-31 Essex Road, Islington, London N1 | 6 minutes from Flaming Nora
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Frederick's
London > Restaurants > International restaurants
106 Camden Passage, Islington, London N1 | 9 minutes from Flaming Nora
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91 Holloway Road, Holloway, N7 | 9 minutes from Flaming Nora
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177 Upper Street, Islington, Islington, London N1 | Same location as Flaming Nora
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Fig & Olive
London > Restaurants > Mediterranean restaurants
151 Upper Street, Islington, Islington, London N1 | 2 minutes from Flaming Nora
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149 Upper Street, N1 | 2 minutes from Flaming Nora
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BRITs Week
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: 12th to 24th February 2018
Flaming Nora, Upper Street, N1 | 1 minute from Flaming Nora
See Alt-J, Jessie Ware, Laura Marling and Rag 'N' Bone Man play a series of special gigs at intimate venues across Londonas BRITs Week comes to ...More
 
 
 
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The Enchanted Room
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 24th January to 8th April 2018
Flaming Nora, 39a Canonbury Square, N1 | 4 minutes from Flaming Nora
The Estorick Collection marks its 20th anniversary year with a major exhibition of works from one of the most important collections of modern Italian art, housed ...More
 
 
 
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Somewhere A Gunner Fires
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 6th to 24th February 2018 - Various Times
Flaming Nora, 115 Upper Street, N1 | 5 minutes from Flaming Nora
The true story of the Italian Front, and the lives of those embroiled in it, including the volunteer, the girl in the blitz, the builder, the ...More
 
 
 
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Islington Assembly Hall
London > Entertainment > Live Music
Upper Street, Islington, London N1 | 1 minute from Flaming Nora
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Almeida Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Almeida Street, Islington, London N1 | 3 minutes from Flaming Nora
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Little Angel Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
14 Dagmar Passage, Islington, London N1 | 3 minutes from Flaming Nora
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The Little Angel Theatre
London > Attractions > Activities for Kids
14 Dagmar Passage, Cross Street, Islington, Islington, London N1 | 3 minutes from Flaming Nora
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Estorick Collection of Modern Italian Art
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
39a Canonbury Square, N1 | 4 minutes from Flaming Nora
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London > Attractions > Attractions for Kids
2-18 Britannia Row, N1 | 6 minutes from Flaming Nora
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London > Shopping > House and Garden
274 Upper Street, Islington, London N1 | 1 minute from Flaming Nora
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Aria
London > Shopping > House and Garden
Barnsbury Hall, Barnsbury Street, Islington, London N1 | 1 minute from Flaming Nora
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London > Shopping > Bath and Kitchen
190 Upper Street, N1 | 2 minutes from Flaming Nora
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Jenius Social
London > Education > Cookery Courses
Unit 8 The Islington Studios, 6 Hornsey Road, N7 | 16 minutes from Flaming Nora
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London Flower School
London > Education > Professional Training
16-20 Wharfdale Road, N1 | 17 minutes from Flaming Nora
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Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
Granary Building, 1 Granary Square, Holborn, London N1C | 20 minutes from Flaming Nora
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London > Leisure >
5 Pancras Square, King's Cross, London N1C | 18 minutes from Flaming Nora
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Arthouse, 1 York Way, N1C | 18 minutes from Flaming Nora
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London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Tapper Walk, King's Cross, London N1C | 18 minutes from Flaming Nora
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The Barnsbury Freehouse and Dining Room
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
209-211 Liverpool Road, Islington, London N1 | 3 minutes from Flaming Nora
Islington gastropub on Liverpool Road, where chef John O’Riordan (ex head chef of critically acclaimed Samphire) heads up the kitchen. Informal dining in a relaxed ... More
 
 
 
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The Drapers Arms
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
44 Barnsbury Street, Islington, London N1 | 4 minutes from Flaming Nora
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The Old Queen's Head
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44 Essex Road, Islington, London N1 | 7 minutes from Flaming Nora
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Pisco Embassy
London > Nightlife > Bars
176 Upper Street, Islington, London N1 | Same location as Flaming Nora
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Hoxley & Porter
London > Nightlife > Bars
153 Upper Street, Islington, London N1 | 2 minutes from Flaming Nora
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Colebrookes
London > Nightlife > Wine Bars
69 Colebrooke Row, Islington, Islington, London N1 | 7 minutes from Flaming Nora
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The Vestry, Union Chapel, Compton Avenue, N1 | 3 minutes from Flaming Nora
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14 Dagmar Passage off Cross Street, Islington, Islington, London N1 | 3 minutes from Flaming Nora
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Business Design Centre
London > Business > Venue Hire
52 Upper Street, Islington, London N1 | 8 minutes from Flaming Nora
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BRITs Week
BRITs Week
Concerts | Until 24th February 2018 

Islington Assembly Hall 1 minute walk from Flaming Nora

See Alt-J, Jessie Ware, Laura Marling and Rag 'N' Bone Man play a series of special gigs at intimate venues ...More

 
The Singing Mermaid
The Singing Mermaid
Theatre | Until 22nd April 2018 

Little Angel Theatre 3 minutes walk from Flaming Nora

Taking Julia Donaldson's glittering picture book, The Singing Mermaid, and turning it into a stage show for young people aged ...More

 
The Enchanted Room
Exhibitions | Until 8th April 2018 

Estorick Collection of Modern Italian Art 4 minutes walk from Flaming Nora

The Estorick Collection marks its 20th anniversary year with a major exhibition of works from one of the most important ...More

Flamenco Festival London
Flamenco Festival London
Dance | Until 25th February 2018 

Sadler's Wells Theatre 16 minutes walk from Flaming Nora

The annual foot-stamping Flamenco Festival London, a fortnight long festival featuring seven shows, celebrates its 15th anniversary at Sadler's Wells ...More

 
Barry Cryer & Colin Sell
Comedy | On 22nd February 2018 

Kings Place 18 minutes walk from Flaming Nora

The comedy legend and the BBC Radio Four stalwart take on the quirks of modern life as they look on ...More

Time Unwrapped
Time Unwrapped
Concerts | Until 31st December 2018 

Kings Place 18 minutes walk from Flaming Nora

Kings Place celebrates its 10th anniversary this year with twelve-month series, Time Unwrapped. The year-long event, which has been curated ...More

 
Cara Dillon
Concerts | On 22nd February 2018 

Kings Place 18 minutes walk from Flaming Nora

The singer-songwriter from Country Derry performs folk ballads....More

Pierre Novellie: Work In Progress
Comedy | Until 22nd February 2018 

Pleasance Theatre 18 minutes walk from Flaming Nora

The highly acclaimed Chortle Awards nominee tries out new observational comedy material....More

Yuriko Kotani: Green In English, Blue In Japanese (Work In Progress)
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