Afghan Kitchen  

 
 
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35 Islington Green, Islington, London N1 8DU
 
 
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Tue-Sat: 12noon-3.30pm and 5.30pm-11pm; Mon, Sun: closed
 

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Angel is full of exotic eateries, many of them ridiculously overpriced, and so Afghan Kitchen comes as a spice-infused gust of fresh air. 'Kitchen' is indeed the correct word, for the cramped layout, although set over two floors, can hardly be described as a dining room. That, however, adds to the place's simple charm - something which is reflected in the cuisine: an unchanging menu of four meat and four vegetarian dishes. We opted for the delicious chicken in yoghurt (succulent, well marinated cuts of breast in a bright green tangy sauce), a great lentil dhal (yellow and heavy, this offsets the chicken wonderfully) and a portion of fluffy pilau rice. Other dishes include a lamb and spinach stew (which our neighbouring guests on the shared table ate with apparent glee), a fish and potato dish, large shards of pumpkin in an electric orange yoghurt sauce and stewed aubergines. All of it looks fabulous and the vibrant colours are something to cherish - as are the prices (all dishes cost between ?4.50 and ?6 - credit cards not accepted). Side orders of Afghan bread are on the menu from 7pm (we ate early so missed out) and a take-away service is available if you don't fancy cosying up to the many regulars. Probably the best way to experience this tiny Afghan haven on bustling Islington Green is to go early with a few friends and order a bit of everything. It won't set you back a lot, the intense flavours will delight the palate while your plate will closely resemble an artist's palette.

 

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Hilton London Islington Hotel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £71  32% off
53 Upper Street, N1 | 2 minutes from Afghan Kitchen
The Business Design Centre next door is the obvious attraction for many of the guests at this smart, efficient Hilton Hotel, but Islington's excellent restaurants and ... More
 
 
 
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London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £56  24% off
60 Pentonville Road, N1 | 8 minutes from Afghan Kitchen
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1 Kings Cross Road, WC1X | 16 minutes from Afghan Kitchen
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107 Upper Street, Islington, London N1 | 3 minutes from Afghan Kitchen
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120 Upper Street, Islington, London N1 | 5 minutes from Afghan Kitchen
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287 Upper Street, Islington, London N1 | 6 minutes from Afghan Kitchen
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39 Queens Head Street, N1 | 3 minutes from Afghan Kitchen
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The Little Angel Theatre
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14 Dagmar Passage, Cross Street, Islington, Islington, London N1 | 5 minutes from Afghan Kitchen
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66-67 Colebrooke Row, Islington, London N1 | 1 minute from Afghan Kitchen
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Bourne & Hollingsworth Buildings, 42 Northampton Road, EC1R | 14 minutes from Afghan Kitchen
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16-20 Wharfdale Road, N1 | 14 minutes from Afghan Kitchen
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LSO St Luke's
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161 Old Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1V | 16 minutes from Afghan Kitchen
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15 Esther Anne Place, Islington Square, N1 | 4 minutes from Afghan Kitchen
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Spa Fields Park
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Northampton Road, Clerkenwell, London EC1R | 14 minutes from Afghan Kitchen
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Duke of Cambridge
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74 Upper Street, Islington, London N1 | 1 minute from Afghan Kitchen
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Colebrookes
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69 Colebrooke Row, Islington, Islington, London N1 | 1 minute from Afghan Kitchen
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The Vestry, Union Chapel, Compton Avenue, N1 | 11 minutes from Afghan Kitchen
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