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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Today (Friday) Food Lab closes at 20.00

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Angel Tube Station
 
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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 £83  26% off
53 Upper Street, N1 | 5 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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14 Dagmar Passage, Cross Street, Islington, Islington, London N1 | 2 minutes from Food Lab
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London > Attractions > Art Galleries
46 Essex Road, Islington, London N1 | 2 minutes from Food Lab
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London > Education > Arts and Drama
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Upper Street, Islington, London N1 | 3 minutes from Food Lab
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LSO St Luke's 1.53 miles from Food Lab

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Clubbing and Nightlife | On 12th February 2016 

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Concerts | On 12th February 2016 

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