If you’re after simple, tasty and cheap then Afghan Kitchen is for you. This small but cosy restaurant offers delicious, home-cooked comfort food and is located near Tesco opposite the hustle and bustle of Islington Green and Upper Street. You’d do well to get there before 6pm or after 8pm as it gets extremely busy.
The staff can be a bit slow during prime-time so don’t expect a fast dinner if you’re heading somewhere afterwards.
I love it because I could eat a bath full of their chicken in yoghurt dish, it’s divine, well maybe not literally but I’d give it a good go! The mixture of slow-cooked chicken and the different spices is an amazing combination and is best (in my opinion) just with some flatbread – and a wine of course.
Take cash, as they don’t accept card payments.
Then if you want a drink nearby, The New Rose is quite cool and laid back. They sell Hendrick’s and probably have the best no-frills website.