Why not let your
tastebuds revel in an orgy of flavours by trying something
a little unusual at a north London eatery.
Because London is such a melting pot of cultures you will
find a wide range of cuisine from all over the world.
However despite the number of restaurants in the capital
there are few which serve Mexican cuisine, but north London
can boast one of the best.
Santa Fe [map] in Islington offers you an individual Mexican eating
experience that should leave you with a smile on your
face. As soon as you walk through the door you’re
greeted by the welcoming Mexican flavour of the décor.
The food on offer has its roots in south western America
but does borrow from other influences. Amongst the choice
of tortillas and enchiladas you’ll also find dishes
like char-grilled chicken galistea (chicken marinated
in citrus and chilles served with spicy salsa fresca)
to enjoy. You could then finish the night off by sampling
all 25 of the tequilas on offer!
In your culinary travels around north London you may not
have realised that you could venture to Eastern Europe
just by taking a trip to Holloway Road. Here’s where
you’ll find Tbilisi [map], a restaurant that serves Georgian/Russian style food. Expect to find on
the menu stomach-filling stews, soups (including Borscht),
monastic trout and other food with origins in the former
Although similar to Indian cooking you’ll find that The Parsee [map],
has something a little different to offer. Recipes
originate from one of the oldest traditions and civilisations
in the world and specialised dishes make the most of fresh
herbs and spices without resorting to a Vindaloo style
assault on your senses…a north London alternative
to a traditional curry.
Another alternative to a curry at your local would be
to taste the highlights of Afghan home cooking at the Afghan Kitchen [map].
This simple Islington restaurant is more functional than
fancy but manages to maintain a relaxed atmosphere, but
it’s the food that keeps diners coming back.
While many people can say they have experienced the delights
of Indian or Chinese food, most will not have had the
opportunity to take a culinary journey to Ethiopia.
If it’s something you would like to try then head
to Merkato Restaurant [map] in Kings Cross, where you’ll find authentic
dishes and beverages which will satisfy your curiosity
and your stomach.
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