Flaming Nora

177 Upper Street, Islington, London N1 1RG
Meals start from £4.50


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Flaming NoraAh, the kebab. Bottom of the food chain, The sort of thing only a student would eat, and then only if he (never she) was so drunk that it couldn't possibly stay down.

Except that this reputation is largely undeserved. Anyone who has visited one of the Turkish restaurants in West London that doubles as kebab shop will know that a shish can be a tasty, healthy meal.

The main differences between Flaming Nora and the ordinary high street grease merchant are cosmetic. Gone are the filthy walls and surly staff to be replaced by gleaming white paint and smiling faces (although the language barrier seems as severe as ever). The 'elephants leg' of doner meat has disappeard, to be replaced by big open grills that make a good show when the place is busy, and give the meat a nice smoky flavour. Late night essentials (cigarettes, smoothies, condoms, cookies, breath mints) are on sale.

New additions to the cuisine include some very tasty gourmet options with halloumi, yellowfin tuna and Aberdeen Angus steak sitting alongside the usual lamb, chicken and burger options. Pitta bread has been replaced by tortilla wraps, which makes the kebabs impressively light on the stomach. The most important improvement is in the sauces, which are excellent, full of the powerful, fresh flavours that kebabs demand.

Still this is less a fast food revolution, than the rehabilitation of a good and much-maligned cuisine. And very nice it is too.


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Underground Stations

Underground Stations

Angel Tube Station
12 minutes walk
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

Canonbury Overground Station
13 minutes walk
Car Parks

Car Parks

Elia Mews Car Park
13 minutes walk
Macclesfield Road NCP
18 minutes walk

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    Jo N'Gala
    Concerts | On 3rd July 2015 

    Union Chapel 4 minutes walk from Flaming Nora

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    Lino Mannocci: Shaping The Image
    Exhibitions | Until 19th July 2015 

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    Theatre | Until 5th July 2015 

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    Friday at The Old Queens Head
    Clubbing and Nightlife | On 3rd July 2015 

    The Old Queen's Head 7 minutes walk from Flaming Nora

    UK garage from DJ Luck & MC Neat....More

    Angel Comedy
    Comedy | On 3rd July 2015 

    Angel Comedy Club 8 minutes walk from Flaming Nora

    Sharp gags from 2014 NATY Award-winner Alasdair Beckett-King. Also featuring David Tsoras, Ryan Cull, Tommy Ward and MC Barry Ferns....More

    Clubbing and Nightlife | Until 28th August 2015 

    O2 Academy Islington 10 minutes walk from Flaming Nora

    The resident DJs play dance....More

    Asking Rembrandt
    Theatre | Until 18th July 2015 

    The Old Red Lion Theatre 14 minutes walk from Flaming Nora


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