Alphabet Bar Islington is one of the freshest places to meet, eat and drink in this part of London. On Upper Street, just up from Angel Underground, it’s got plenty of Mediterranean flair courtesy of a food menu with sharing plates, flatbreads and tabletop tagines. Each dish is fresh, colourful and completely delicious, served in a dining space that’s cool and contemporary. There’s also great coffee and a bar serving innovative cocktails that go down a treat. Open all day until late, the vibe and the crowd at Alphabet Bar Islington are the icing on the cake, meaning there’s very little not to love. Reservations are essential, particularly for brunch at the weekend.