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 Pitta bread has been replaced by tortilla wraps, which makes the kebabs impressively light on the stomach.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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12 minutes walk
 
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Canonbury Overground Station
 
13 minutes walk
 
 
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Elia Mews Car Park
 
13 minutes walk
 
Macclesfield Road NCP
 
18 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £73  34% off
53 Upper Street, N1 | 7 minutes from Flaming Nora
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London > Hotels > Budget Chain Hotel   from £64  32% off
Central Street, EC1V | 19 minutes from Flaming Nora
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134 Upper Street, Islington, London N1 | 3 minutes from Flaming Nora
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151 Upper Street, Islington, Islington, London N1 | 2 minutes from Flaming Nora
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Christmas With Jeanette Winterson And Nigella Lawson
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Flaming Nora, Upper Street, N1 | 1 minute from Flaming Nora
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Kate Rusby
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Flaming Nora, Compton Terrace, N1 | 4 minutes from Flaming Nora
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Enchanted Christmas House
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Upper Street, Islington, London N1 | 1 minute from Flaming Nora
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Almeida Theatre
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Almeida Street, Islington, London N1 | 3 minutes from Flaming Nora
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Little Angel Theatre
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14 Dagmar Passage, Islington, London N1 | 3 minutes from Flaming Nora
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14 Dagmar Passage, Cross Street, Islington, Islington, London N1 | 3 minutes from Flaming Nora
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39a Canonbury Square, N1 | 4 minutes from Flaming Nora
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274 Upper Street, Islington, London N1 | 1 minute from Flaming Nora
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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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Islington Education Service, Laycock Street, Islington, London N1 | 2 minutes from Flaming Nora
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Upper Street, Islington, London N1 | 4 minutes from Flaming Nora
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First Floor, 243 Upper Street, N1 | 5 minutes from Flaming Nora
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142 B Upper Street, Islington, Islington, London N1 | 2 minutes from Flaming Nora
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239 Liverpool Road, Islington, London N1 | 3 minutes from Flaming Nora
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255 Liverpool Road, Islington, London N1 | 3 minutes from Flaming Nora
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209-211 Liverpool Road, Islington, London N1 | 3 minutes from Flaming Nora
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173-174 Upper Street, Islington, London N1 | Same location as Flaming Nora
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153 Upper Street, Islington, London N1 | 2 minutes from Flaming Nora
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Urban World Black & White Party 2016
Clubbing and Nightlife | On 10th December 2016 

Scala 24 minutes walk from Flaming Nora

Room 1 has Big John Freeman, Biggy C, Smoochie & Taylorr Made with R&B, hip-hop, bashment, Soca and all things ...More

'Black Dog Publishing: The Art Of Politics' With Ele Carpenter And Mark Nash
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Housmans Bookshop 25 minutes walk from Flaming Nora

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Matthew Bourne's The Red Shoes
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Dance | Until 29th January 2017 

Sadler's Wells Theatre 1.37 miles from Flaming Nora

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Theatre | Until 30th December 2016 

Sadler's Wells: Lilian Baylis Theatre 1.37 miles from Flaming Nora

A snowy stage sets the scene for an icy cold Christmas Eve, where the Little Match Girl paces the emptying ...More

 
Slowcoaches
Concerts | On 10th December 2016 

The Lexington 1.4 miles from Flaming Nora

The London-based outfit featuring Heather and Matt plays its grungy slack metal....More

Disorder Indie Disco
Clubbing and Nightlife | On 10th December 2016 

The Lexington 1.4 miles from Flaming Nora

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Lazarus
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King's Cross Theatre 1.4 miles from Flaming Nora

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The Railway Children
The Railway Children
Theatre | Until 8th January 2017 

King's Cross Theatre 1.4 miles from Flaming Nora

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Oxford Baroque: Bach's Christmas Vespers
Concerts | On 10th December 2016 

Kings Place 1.49 miles from Flaming Nora

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Come And Sing: Bach Magnificat
Concerts | On 10th December 2016 

Kings Place 1.49 miles from Flaming Nora

David Wordsworth conducts a performance of Bach Choruses from the Magnificat in D and works by Gabrieli, Handel, Mendelssohn and ...More

 
 
 
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