Islington and Angel have always been famous, even earning a place on the British version of the Monopoly board. Admitedly, they are amongst the cheapest properties on the board! A lot has changed since the birth of this game – areas like Islington and Angel have changed almost beyond recognition into the stomping ground of the rich and famous, media and PR gurus, artists and musicians, mixed in with a healthy influx of bankers, lawyers and city dwellers jumping boroughs to sample the excellent choice bars, cafes and restaurants islington has to offer, making the area a hot bed of activity every day and night of the week. Walk along Upper Street and you’ll find the many bars and restaurants islington is famous for, it can be difficult to choose between them, let alone decide which ones are the best.
Comedor’s Site and its Modest Past
Comedor has its own bit of history to contribute to the melting cauldron of Angel bars and restaurants in islington.The premises now occupied by Comedor have been home to South American restaurants for the last 20 years! Originally La Piragua and then more recently Mojitos, 176 Upper Street has been at forefront of South American food in London for some years.However, the times change and Islington restaurants have to move with the times. In the summer and autumn of 2011 the premises underwent an extensive refit, making it more spacious and welcoming.Interestingly, during the excavations, we found a part of an old well, estimated to be over 500 years old, and a lot of underground water – we can personally testify to the reasons of Islington’s historic popularity as gardens and recreation areas of London!