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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Underground Stations

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Angel Tube Station
9 minutes walk
Highbury & Islington Tube Station
12 minutes walk
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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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London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel † from £84† 30% off
53 Upper Street, N1 | 5 minutes from Food Lab
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London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel † from £91† 27% off
60 Pentonville Road, N1 | 11 minutes from Food Lab
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287 Upper Street, Islington, London N1 | 4 minutes from Food Lab
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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
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30 Upper Street, Islington, London N1 | 6 minutes from Food Lab
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4-6 Essex Road, Islington, London N1 | 2 minutes from Food Lab
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18-26 Essex Road, Islington, London N1 | 2 minutes from Food Lab
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115 Upper Street, Islington, London N1 | 3 minutes from Food Lab
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83 Upper Street, Islington, London N1 | 3 minutes from Food Lab
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274 Upper Street, Islington, London N1 | 5 minutes from Food Lab
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The Basement, 49-51 Central Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1V | 17 minutes from Food Lab
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Spa Fields Park
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Northampton Road, Clerkenwell, London EC1R | 18 minutes from Food Lab
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44 Essex Road, Islington, London N1 | 2 minutes from Food Lab
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Duke of Cambridge
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209-211 Liverpool Road, Islington, London N1 | 7 minutes from Food Lab
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153 Upper Street, Islington, London N1 | 4 minutes from Food Lab
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