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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9 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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Hilton London Islington Hotel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £73  22% 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 £69  22% 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 £59  21% 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
 
 
 
 
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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
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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
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Tom Thumb: DNA Puppetry And Visual Theatre (Ages 4-7)
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 29th Jun to 3rd Jul 2016 - Various Times
Little Angel Theatre, 14 Dagmar Passage, N1 | 2 minutes from Food Lab
The tale of a tiny hero in changing times....More
 
 
 
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Old Fashioned
London > Events > Clubbing and Nightlife  Dates: Tuesday 7th June and Tuesday 5th July 2016 - 7.30pm-11pm
The Old Queen's Head, 44 Essex Road, N1 | 2 minutes from Food Lab
An open mic night with a strict pre-1965 policy, with backing music provided by the house band....More
 
 
 
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Eigengrau
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 4th June to 11th July 2016 - Various Times
The King's Head, 115 Upper Street, N1 | 3 minutes from Food Lab
Annie Jackson presents a dark and uncomfortable comedy featuring leprechauns, love and stalking written by Penelope Skinner and directed by Hannah Joss....More
 
 
 
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Little Angel Theatre
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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
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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
 
 
 
WW Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
46 Essex Road, Islington, London N1 | 2 minutes from Food Lab
The WW Gallery at 34-35 Hatton Garden EC1, which relocated here from Hackney in April 2012, continues the curatorial work of artists Debra Wilson and Chiara ... More
 
 
 
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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
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City Academy
London > Education > Arts and Drama
35 Britannia Row, Islington, London N1 | 2 minutes from Food Lab
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William Tyndale School
London > Education >
Upper Street, Islington, London N1 | 3 minutes from Food Lab
Islington primary school.... More
 
 
 
Islington Student Support Section
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
Islington Education Service, Laycock Street, Islington, London N1 | 6 minutes from Food Lab
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Islington Green
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
N1 | 3 minutes from Food Lab
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Islington Yoga
London > Leisure > Fitness
142 B Upper Street, Islington, Islington, London N1 | 4 minutes from Food Lab
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London > Leisure > Fitness
Islington Green, 27 Essex Road, Islington, London N1 | 4 minutes from Food Lab
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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
 
 
 
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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
 
 
 
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Cafe Kick
London > Nightlife > Pubs
43 Exmouth Market, Clerkenwell, London EC1R | 18 minutes from Food Lab
The original Kick bar and a local landmark, Cafe Kick is a tiny continental-style cafe bar with terrace tables and an endearingly insalubrious interior, has three ... More
 
 
 
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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
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London > Business > Venue Hire
2-18 Britannia Row, Islington, London N1 | 1 minute from Food Lab
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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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A project that starts with the most mundane yet essential form of architecture - a garden shed. The structure is ...More

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Walter De Maria
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Gagosian Gallery Britannia Street 24 minutes walk from Food Lab

Drawings and sculptures by the late artist, known for his minimal works with raw materials....More

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Sadler's Wells Theatre 1.37 miles from Food Lab

The multi award-winning Russian classical ballerina presents this new production which explores the contemporary genre of dance. With performances from ...More

 
New Blood
Exhibitions | Until 29th July 2016 

Magnum Photos 1.42 miles from Food Lab

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Friday Lunchtime Concert
Concerts | On 1st July 2016 

LSO St Luke's 1.53 miles from Food Lab

A solo performance from LSO Principal Cello Rebecca Gulliver, plus a concerto performance from the whole group of a work ...More

Rana Begum: The Space Between
Exhibitions | Until 18th September 2016 

Parasol Unit 1.73 miles from Food Lab

The Bangladeshi-British artist presents her first solo exhibition in a public UK institution....More

Yayoi Kusama
Exhibitions | Until 30th July 2016 

Victoria Miro 1.73 miles from Food Lab

The artist presents her most extensive exhibition at the gallery, with new paintings, pumpkin sculptures and mirror rooms across the ...More

Angel Comedy
Comedy | On 1st July 2016 

Angel Comedy Club 1.81 miles from Food Lab

Stand-up from Nigel Ng, Andrea Hubert, Mo Gilligan and Dave Green....More

Strangers In Between
Theatre | Until 16th July 2016 

The King's Head 1.96 miles from Food Lab

Tommy Murphy's critically acclaimed drama of friendship, sex and escapism follows the story of 16-year-old Shane as he leaves his ...More

 
 
 
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