Nesticles wrote:I'm off to Ally Pally for a gig tomorrow night gents
Any recommendation for a spot to grab some grub and a few beers before please?
Few tube stops away would be fine. Was thinking about checking out Black Axe Mangal in Highbury and Islington.
MikeNewell'sOldBoys wrote:If you like Korean/Japanese food try and book a table at Dotori right next to Finsbury Park. Usually comes out at about £20 a head with 1 alcoholic drink and too much food to eat. Always full though so you need to book or go very early.
EDIT. Just realised I'm a little late with advice!
Thanks for the tip, will try that one out next time I am up there again.
Ended up going to Black Axe Mangal
Really enjoyed it. Small inside (probably doesn't hold more than 20 people). Got there about 6:30, was quiet then but by 7:30 was getting very busy with people waiting to get in. Small menu, portions aren't the biggest but the food is bloody lovely. Friendly staff, rock music in the background.
Between two we shared:
Buffalo Ricotta and Tomato flatbread
Ribs with thin strips of crackling
Buttermilk chicken wings. The batter these were coated in was amazing
Few cans of Cisk lager and Mrs had a few of their mixers which were lovely. Total was £60. Felt a touch expensive but I didn't really begrudge paying it as the food was brilliant and it was a quality little spot to eat in. http://www.blackaxemangal.com/