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203 Upper St. Send to Phone
020-7704 6909

Lunch daily, Dinner Mon.-Sat.
  • Dress code: Casual
  • Reservations suggested

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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Euphorium Restaurant Review

: The daytime bakery and café attract the queue at this multi-purpose Islington mini food emporium. And the breads and pastries, savoury and sweet, are even more appetising than the dinners served in the restaurant at the back, with a wall of glass looking out onto a floodlit courtyard. In the evening you pass through a smoky bar to reach the minimal but not austere dining room patronised by a fashionable but not relentlessly youthful clientele. The menu is equally modern and unadorned. Big prawns and tomato chilli jam, ’mixed grill with offally bits and poached egg’, show an unpompous approach to ingredients. Many-flavoured breads from the in-house bakery make a promising start, but the cooking can be a little too relaxed; greater precision would have improved lamb sweetbreads, spinach and poached egg which suffered from overcooking and watery juices. Dishes such as roast cod, herb crust and ratatouille, or leg of lamb with garlic mash usually strike the right notes---but not always without wobbles. The limited selection of puddings can be disappointing. An apple crumble was fine but with no distinguishing features. Prices compare with the cream of Islington restaurants but execution doesn’t always follow.


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