Arancini Factory

Restaurants, Italian Kingsland
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Venue name: Arancini Factory
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Address: 592 Kingsland Road
London
E8 4AH
Transport: Tube: Dalston Kingsland rail
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Kritt N
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More of a cafe than a restaurant, this rather small but charming retro cafe is a decent place 

for an inexpensive breakfast, brunch, or even lunch in Dalston.


Situated just around the corner from Dalston Junction station on the Overground, the Arancini Brothers are specialist fried risotto balls, the pride and joy of the place. 


For a cafe, I feel there’s quite an expansive menu. And unlike many cafes, The Arancini Brothers aren’t as greasy as many. Breakfast butties, breakfast wraps, salad box, risotto burgers, and hot stews are all on the menu and most of which are vegetarian-friendly.


I couldn’t quite resist the risotto burger with smoky bacon and a side of chips. Although the hunky beef patties were to be replaced by fried risotto balls, it was still delicious. The risotto was flavourful, fried to perfection and well complemented by the layer of garlic mayo and sweet chilli combo. The burger came big and the chips portions were just as large,  well-seasoned in salt and some kind of spice (cayenne? Paprika?). Meat-eaters will enjoy it just as much as vegans.


It’s a small place operated by a 3-person team on Sunday lunch time. Logic has it that it can get busy very quickly and service can be slow when it does 


I would not put this down as a place for a night out but if you’re in the area and want something substantial without the grease, particularly the morning after a night out, then The Arancini would be a good shout. 

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