Food Lab  

 
 
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56 Essex Road, Islington, London N1 8LR
 
 
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Mon to Thu 7:00 - 17:00, Fri & Sat 7:00 - 19:00, Sun 10:00 - 16:00
 

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Food Lab owner-manager Liliana Tamberi hails from the Tuscan hills and it shows in her delightful cafe and deli half-way down Essex Road. Italian ingredients fill the salads, pasta, bruschetta and risotto dishes with bags of flavour. Love, Sex, Happiness and Recovery smoothies are a cute touch too. Breakfast on sultana scones or egg and bacon muffins or drop in for Nutella tarts at tea. Take away deli offerings include Italian specialist cheeses, preservative-free Food Lab pasta, olive oils and cured meats. Having worked at restaurants like the White Horse in Parson Green Liliana set up Food Lab to deliver restaurant quality food at more affordable prices. We can only applaud her for that. We also like the outside seating area where, in summer, the ice cream cart and wicker chairs are all the invitation you need to go al fresco.

 

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Angel Tube Station
 
9 minutes walk
 
 
Railway Stations

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

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Hilton London Islington Hotel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £84  28% off
53 Upper Street, N1 | 5 minutes from Food Lab
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 £91  26% off
60 Pentonville Road, N1 | 11 minutes from Food Lab
The DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel London - Islington underwent a major refurbishment in 2014, transforming the rooms and suites into a stylish accommodation option. The newly ... More
 
 
 
Thistle City Barbican Hotel
London > Hotels > Budget Chain Hotel   from £47  41% off
Central Street, EC1V | 14 minutes from Food Lab
Near to the City, and convenient for the The Barbican arts centre and Moorfields Eye Hospital, this hotel is modern, clean and functional. Equipped with its ... More
 
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Ottolenghi
London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
287 Upper Street, Islington, London N1 | 4 minutes from Food Lab
This southern Mediterranean restaurant and deli has become a cast-iron favourite with Islington's socialites, who love the all-white decor, the sharing tables and the exotic cuisine, ... More
 
 
 
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The Breakfast Club, Angel
London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
31 Camden Passage, Angel, Islington, London N1 | 5 minutes from Food Lab
Following the success of their Soho cafe, opened in 2005, The Breakfast Club started this second pitstop in 2007 on the delightful Camden Passage in Islington. ... More
 
 
 
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Starbucks
London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
30 Upper Street, Islington, London N1 | 6 minutes from Food Lab
... More
 
 
 
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Giraffe
London > Restaurants > International restaurants
29-31 Essex Road, Islington, London N1 | 2 minutes from Food Lab
The family friendly Giraffe restaurants really appeal to their target audience: kids. But that doesn't mean adults won't enjoy their bright colours ... More
 
 
 
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Meat People
London > Restaurants > Modern European restaurants
4-6 Essex Road, Islington, London N1 | 2 minutes from Food Lab
Modern European Cuisine... More
 
 
 
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Wenlock & Essex
London > Restaurants > British restaurants
18-26 Essex Road, Islington, London N1 | 2 minutes from Food Lab
British Cuisine... More
 
 
 
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Jack Cheshire
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Thursday 23rd November 2017 - 7.30pm-11pm
Food Lab, 44 Essex Road, N1 | 2 minutes from Food Lab
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T'Pau
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Thursday 23rd November 2017 - 7pm-11pm
Food Lab, Upper Street, N1 | 5 minutes from Food Lab
Flame-haired singer, Carol Decker, returns to the stage with a full band, to perform chart-topping 80s hits such as China In Your Hand, Heart and Soul ...More
 
 
 
Today Only
Laibach
London > Events > Music  Dates: Thursday 23rd November 2017 - 7pm
Food Lab, N1 Centre, Parkfield Street, N1 | 7 minutes from Food Lab
The ensemble from Slovenia incorporate industrial, martial, and neo-classical genres into their original avant-garde material....More
 
 
 
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Little Angel Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
14 Dagmar Passage, Islington, London N1 | 2 minutes from Food Lab
The Little Angel Theatre was founded by John Wright in 1961 in a derelict temperance hall in Islington. Every type of puppet is used, and themes, ... More
 
 
 
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The King's Head
London > Entertainment > Theatres
115 Upper Street, Islington, London N1 | 3 minutes from Food Lab
London's original pub theatre is located in the back room at the The King's Head. It was founded in 1970 by the pub's owner, Dan Crawford, ... More
 
 
 
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The Screen on the Green
London > Entertainment > Cinemas
83 Upper Street, Islington, London N1 | 3 minutes from Food Lab
One of the most striking cinema facades in the city (especially at night when it's all illuminated in startling red and white), the ... More
 
 
 
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The best museums, galleries, attractions near Food Lab
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The Enchanted Christmas House
London > Attractions > Attractions for Kids
2-18 Britannia Row, N1 | 1 minute from Food Lab
The immersive Enchanted Christmas House adventure for children aged between one and eight welcomes youngsters into a house of dressing up, biscuit decorating and theatre, ... More
 
 
 
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The Little Angel Theatre
London > Attractions > Activities for Kids
14 Dagmar Passage, Cross Street, Islington, Islington, London N1 | 2 minutes from Food Lab
This innovative children's theatre provides a showcase for the art of puppetry. Founded by master puppeteer John Wilkes in the early 1960s, this small, unusual theatre ... More
 
 
 
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Estorick Collection of Modern Italian Art
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
39a Canonbury Square, N1 | 8 minutes from Food Lab
You'll find a spectacular collection of paintings and sculpture by 20th century Italian artists at the Estorick Collection of Modern Italian Art, with a core of ... More
 
 
 
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The best shops and markets near Food Lab
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Cass Art Islington
London > Shopping > Art and Design
66-67 Colebrooke Row, Islington, London N1 | 3 minutes from Food Lab
Art shop in Islington that also hosts drawing events. ... More
 
 
 
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Cass Art
London > Shopping > Art and Design
66-67 Colebrooke Row, Islington, Islington, London N1 | 3 minutes from Food Lab
The flagship store of this art mini-chain stocks something for everyone from the eager beginnner to the consumate expert - water colours, oils, drawing and much ... More
 
 
 
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Twentytwentyone
London > Shopping > House and Garden
274 Upper Street, Islington, London N1 | 5 minutes from Food Lab
This interior designer's delight opened in 1996, specialising in items that add a touch of city living chic to the home. Vintage and contemporary furniture and ... More
 
 
 
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LSO St Luke's
London > Education > Professional Training
161 Old Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1V | 18 minutes from Food Lab
This gorgeous 18th century Grade I listed Hawksmoor church is one of a number of London churches which has, in recent years, been converted into a ... More
 
 
 
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London Flower School
London > Education > Professional Training
16-20 Wharfdale Road, N1 | 18 minutes from Food Lab
Whether a beginner, thinking of making it your career or an experienced florist, the London Flower School can help you to improve. ... More
 
 
 
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B&H Kitchen
London > Education > Cookery Courses
Bourne & Hollingsworth Buildings, 42 Northampton Road, EC1R | 18 minutes from Food Lab
Featuring six catering stations, a demonstration bench and a communal dining table, B&H Kitchen , the cookery school from Bourne & Hollingsworth Group, guides Londoners ... More
 
 
 
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London Fencing Club
London > Leisure > Sports Facilities
Norman Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1V | 16 minutes from Food Lab
Excellent fencing courses for beginners with highly trained coaches, good facilities and years of experience teaching this ancient, noble sport. Fencing is very good fun and ... More
 
 
 
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London Dance Academy
London > Leisure >
The Basement, 49-51 Central Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1V | 17 minutes from Food Lab
London Dance Academy is a dance studio in the middle of the City, five minutes' walk from Old Street and Barbican, which offers dance classes and ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Spa Fields Park
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Northampton Road, Clerkenwell, London EC1R | 18 minutes from Food Lab
A busy park in Islington beside the Three Corners Centre youth centre and Adventure Playground, the 2.02 acre Spa Fields include a children's playground, tarmac ... More
 
 
 
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The Old Queen's Head
London > Nightlife > Pubs
44 Essex Road, Islington, London N1 | 2 minutes from Food Lab
A gorgeous antique interior, a delicious menu and some top DJs at weekends. The Old Queen's Head opened with a fantastic recipe for success in 2006 ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Duke of Cambridge
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
30 St Peter's Street, Islington, London N1 | 5 minutes from Food Lab
This pioneering organic pub has done a good job of going gastro without losing the atmosphere of a proper boozer. In part, this is due to ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Barnsbury Freehouse and Dining Room
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
209-211 Liverpool Road, Islington, London N1 | 7 minutes from Food Lab
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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Food Lab clubs, bars, cabaret nights, casinos and interesting nightlife.
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Colebrookes
London > Nightlife > Wine Bars
69 Colebrooke Row, Islington, Islington, London N1 | 3 minutes from Food Lab
If the Government want to encourage more of a European café culture, they should send someone down to Colebrookes to take a look. Colebrookes takes the ... More
 
 
 
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Hoxley & Porter
London > Nightlife > Bars
153 Upper Street, Islington, London N1 | 4 minutes from Food Lab
Let the train take you on an exotic night out without actually leaving Islington as you enter Hoxley & Porter, a bar and restaurant which has ... More
 
 
 
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Dirty Martini, Islington
London > Nightlife > Bars
74 Upper Street, Islington, London N1 | 5 minutes from Food Lab
This chain of glamorous cocktail bars is a great spot for after work drinks and big nights out, with regular happy hours and drink deals. There ... More
 
 
 
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Little Angel Theatre
London > Business > Venue Hire
14 Dagmar Passage off Cross Street, Islington, Islington, London N1 | 2 minutes from Food Lab
A teeny, tiny and wonderful puppet theatre located in a hidden side road backing onto a green church yard ideal for spontaneous picnics with goodies from ... More
 
 
 
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Business Design Centre
London > Business > Venue Hire
52 Upper Street, Islington, London N1 | 6 minutes from Food Lab
Exhibitors love this venue and it's easy to see why. The Business Design Centre in Islington is in a great location just one mile from The ... More
 
 
 
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Union Chapel
London > Business > Venue Hire
The Vestry, Union Chapel, Compton Avenue, N1 | 8 minutes from Food Lab
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Jack Cheshire
Concerts | On 23rd November 2017 

The Old Queen's Head 2 minutes walk from Food Lab

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Go Noah Go!
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Little Angel Theatre 2 minutes walk from Food Lab

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Angel Comedy RAW
Comedy | On 23rd November 2017 

Angel Comedy Club 4 minutes walk from Food Lab

Established stars and experienced acts trying new material and some acts trying stand-up for the first time....More

Albion
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Almeida Theatre 4 minutes walk from Food Lab

Director Rupert Goold collaborates with writer Mike Bartlett for the first time since the award-winning King Charles III for a ...More

 
T'Pau
Concerts | On 23rd November 2017 

Islington Assembly Hall 5 minutes walk from Food Lab

Flame-haired singer, Carol Decker, returns to the stage with a full band, to perform chart-topping 80s hits such as China ...More

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Music | On 23rd November 2017 

O2 Academy Islington 7 minutes walk from Food Lab

The ensemble from Slovenia incorporate industrial, martial, and neo-classical genres into their original avant-garde material....More

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Exhibitions | Until 31st December 2018 

Estorick Collection of Modern Italian Art 8 minutes walk from Food Lab

Paintings by futurist and figurative artists including Giacomo Balla, Umberto Boccioni, Carlo Carra, Gino Severini, Luigi Russolo and Ardengo Soffici, ...More

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Exhibitions | Until 17th December 2017 

Estorick Collection of Modern Italian Art 8 minutes walk from Food Lab

Fifty years after the first Arte Povera show, this exhibition looks at how it has informed the work of several ...More

Lulu
Concerts | On 23rd November 2017 

Union Chapel 9 minutes walk from Food Lab

The legendary pop-rock singer-songwriter performs hits from across her entire career, from Shout to Relight My Fire....More

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Theatre | Until 25th November 2017 

The Old Red Lion Theatre 10 minutes walk from Food Lab

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John Dove directs David Haig, Malcolm Sinclair and Laura Rogers in the Royal Lyceum Theatre ...More

 
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