Far quieter than nearby Islington, Highbury is home to people who consider a good brunch part of their daily routine. It's also frequented by the London mayor himself – you can often spot Boris and his straw-coloured barnet padding along local jogging routes. If that's not enough to draw you in, then the area has plenty to offer in terms of elegant restaurants, decent bars and pubs, and ace gig venues.
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A small, bustling restaurant in China Town dishing up a half-Szechuan, half-Cantonese menu (plus dim sum). Set meals start at £14.50 if you can't choose from the extensive menu, other wise traditional Chinese dishes such as wonton soup, sliced duck in blackbean sauce and sweet and sour pork abound.
Venue says: “Visit us at the heart of Chinatown!”