Mem & Laz  

 
 
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8 Theberton Street, Islington, London N1 0QX
 
 
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12pm-10.30pm (Mon-Thu, Sun), 12pm-11pm (Fri & Sat)
 

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Mem & LazThis bustling Turkish restaurant down an Islington side-street serves a range of delicious Mediterranean dishes at a very decent price. Recently expanded to take on the next-door building, Mem & Laz has a great atmosphere and is adorned with coloured lanterns, candles and posters of West End musicals and shows. Improvements could still be made on the toilets, but there's no doubting the food and its value for money. The likes of grilled sardines with lemon and coriander, sun dried tomatoes, prunes, seafood casserole, honey and mustard chargrilled chicken, succulent lamb steaks, stuffed pepper dolmas, grilled halloumi and much, much more feature on the menu. Portions are generous, mains start at a fiver, with a two-course lunch menu available for less than a tenner. Owing to its popularity, Mem & Laz can get very crowded - but the service usually comes with a smile, and if you don't mind a little wait you shouldn't be let down.

 

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London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £88  39% off
53 Upper Street, N1 | 2 minutes from Mem & Laz
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
 
 
 
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Crowne Plaza Kings Cross
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £54  39% off
1 Kings Cross Road, WC1X | 17 minutes from Mem & Laz
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London > Restaurants > Indian/South Asian restaurants
80 Upper Street, Islington, London N1 | 2 minutes from Mem & Laz
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21 Chapel Market, Islington, London N1 | 8 minutes from Mem & Laz
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115 Hemingfor Road, Islington, London N1 | 10 minutes from Mem & Laz
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18 Theberton Street, Islington, London N1 | Same location as Mem & Laz
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Le Sacre Coeur
London > Restaurants > French restaurants
18 Theberton Street, Angel / Islington, Islington, London N1 | Same location as Mem & Laz
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Rosa's Angel
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6 Theberton Street, N1 | Same location as Mem & Laz
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London > Events > Comedy  Dates: Sunday 7th June 2020 - 6pm-8pm
Mem & Laz, 39 Queens Head Street, N1 | 4 minutes from Mem & Laz
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London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 24th April to 21st June 2020 - Various Times
Mem & Laz, 1 Sebbon Street, N1 | 6 minutes from Mem & Laz
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Kurt Vile
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Monday 1st and Tuesday 2nd June 2020 - 7pm
Mem & Laz, Upper Street, N1 | 6 minutes from Mem & Laz
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The Screen on the Green
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83 Upper Street, Islington, London N1 | 1 minute from Mem & Laz
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The King's Head
London > Entertainment > Theatres
115 Upper Street, Islington, London N1 | 1 minute from Mem & Laz
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Odeon Luxe and Dine Islington
London > Entertainment > Cinemas
13 Esther Anne Place, Islington Square, N1 | 1 minute from Mem & Laz
The first of a new breed of luxury cinema, ODEON Luxe & Dine Islington goes beyond popcorn and slushies, offering gourmet food and wine, delivered to ... More
 
 
 
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The Little Angel Theatre
London > Attractions > Activities for Kids
14 Dagmar Passage, Cross Street, Islington, Islington, London N1 | 3 minutes from Mem & Laz
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The Enchanted Christmas House
London > Attractions > Attractions for Kids
2-18 Britannia Row, N1 | 4 minutes from Mem & Laz
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 Islington Metal Works
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
7 Torrens Street, Islington, London EC1V | 7 minutes from Mem & Laz
Built in the late 19th century, The Islington Metalworks is a building steeped in history. All three floors were initially used to stable the horses that ... More
 
 
 
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Cass Art
London > Shopping > Art and Design
66-67 Colebrooke Row, Islington, Islington, London N1 | 3 minutes from Mem & Laz
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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Cass Art Islington
London > Shopping > Art and Design
66-67 Colebrooke Row, Islington, London N1 | 3 minutes from Mem & Laz
Art shop in Islington that also hosts drawing events. ... More
 
 
 
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Jewel
London > Shopping > Jewellery
16 Camden Passage, Islington, London N1 | 4 minutes from Mem & Laz
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London Flower School
London > Education > Professional Training
16-20 Wharfdale Road, N1 | 14 minutes from Mem & Laz
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Bourne & Hollingsworth Buildings
London > Education > Cookery Courses
Bourne & Hollingsworth Buildings, 42 Northampton Road, EC1R | 16 minutes from Mem & Laz
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Aga Khan Centre
London > Education > Adult Education
10 Handyside Street, N1C | 17 minutes from Mem & Laz
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Third Space Islington
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15 Esther Anne Place, Islington Square, N1 | 1 minute from Mem & Laz
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Frame King's Cross
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Arthouse, 1 York Way, N1C | 16 minutes from Mem & Laz
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Spa Fields Park
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Northampton Road, Clerkenwell, London EC1R | 16 minutes from Mem & Laz
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The Old Queen's Head
London > Nightlife > Pubs
44 Essex Road, Islington, London N1 | 3 minutes from Mem & Laz
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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The Barnsbury Freehouse and Dining Room
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
209-211 Liverpool Road, Islington, London N1 | 4 minutes from Mem & Laz
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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The Crown
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116 Cloudesley Road, Islington, London N1 | 5 minutes from Mem & Laz
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Dirty Martini, Islington
London > Nightlife > Bars
74 Upper Street, Islington, London N1 | 2 minutes from Mem & Laz
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Colebrookes
London > Nightlife > Wine Bars
69 Colebrooke Row, Islington, Islington, London N1 | 3 minutes from Mem & Laz
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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Simmons Angel
London > Nightlife > Bars
43 Essex Road, N1 | 3 minutes from Mem & Laz
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Little Angel Theatre
London > Business > Venue Hire
14 Dagmar Passage off Cross Street, Islington, Islington, London N1 | 3 minutes from Mem & Laz
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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Union Chapel
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The Vestry, Union Chapel, Compton Avenue, N1 | 8 minutes from Mem & Laz
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Kings Place
London > Business > Venue Hire
90 York Way, King's Cross, London N1 | 16 minutes from Mem & Laz
Just 150 metres from King's Cross and St Pancras stations, the Dixon-Jones designed Kings Place offers conference organisers two auditoriums, two art galleries and a wide ... More
 
 
 
 

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Pinocchio
Theatre | Until 21st June 2020 

Little Angel Studios 6 minutes walk from Mem & Laz

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Tom Of Finland: Love And Liberation
Exhibitions | Until 28th June 2020 

House of Illustration 17 minutes walk from Mem & Laz

Homoerotic drawings by the gay cultural icon, born Touko Laaksonen, including unseen works from the Tom of Finland Foundation collection, ...More

Quentin Blake: From The Studio
Exhibitions | Until 31st October 2021 

House of Illustration 17 minutes walk from Mem & Laz

The first ever permanent exhibition space dedicated to the celebrated illustrator includes an up-to-date showcase of Blake's projects as they ...More

Lagerfeld: The Chanel Shows
Lagerfeld: The Chanel Shows
Exhibitions | Until 20th June 2020 

Four Seasons Hotel London at Ten Trinity Square 19 minutes walk from Mem & Laz

Get a glimpse into the unseen world of the late Karl Lagerfeld and his work at one of the world's ...More

 
The Enchanted Interior
Exhibitions | Until 14th June 2020 

Guildhall Art Gallery 19 minutes walk from Mem & Laz

Works by over 50 artists that draw upon the historic depiction of women in enclosed and ornate spaces, including contemporary ...More

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