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Zoe Restaurant

149 A. Upper Street, | Islington, London N1 1RA, England (Islington / Clerkenwell)
+44 20 7354 0087
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Ranked #235 of 17,048 restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $53 - $80
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romance
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Islington / Clerkenwell
Description: This bustling little restaurant on Upper Street in Islington is a cheerful and romantic French bistro with genuinely friendly staff and authentic, fresh food. The intimate dining room, which is decorated with tiled floors and blonde wooden furniture, is always buzzing with a jovial vibe. Everything from the fresh mint tea and baked bread to the reasonably priced menu make this a neighbourhood favourite, and is perfect for post-work, post-shopping and pre-theatre meals.
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90% Recommend
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Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Zoe's is a good value restaurant on Upper Street. The style is quirky if you're being nice but outdated if you're being honest. However, there is nothing average about the service. Everyone is really friendly and fun and you can imagine that people would come back for the service alone. The drinks menu is well priced for cocktails as well.... More

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Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

For those who do not know Upper Street, Islington it starts at Highbury Corner in the north and runs southwards towards The Angel. It becomes more refined as you walk in this direction and towards the southern end there is a proliferation of quite smart eateries catering for a wide range of tastes. Zoe Restaurant is somewhere in the middle.... More

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London, United Kingdom
14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Went here for a friend's birthday. The staff were really friendly and gave complimentary bubbly to the birthday girl, had decorated the table and also a complimentary dessert + candle. A very good choice of French food. Well cooked, tasty and good portion size. Only slight gripe is that we were sat at the back and it got really warm... More

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Asheville, North Carolina
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

While staying in Islington we ate in eight restaurants that we just happened upon. This place was small and did not appear fancy or impressive, so we thought we would pop in for a simple dinner. What a surprise - the food was fantastic, the prices were more than reasonable. The owner was friendly and enthusiastic, a genuinely nice guy.... More

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Slough, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

I am so pleased I discovered this restaurant. I did not book and popped in for an early supper on a Saturday night. The waiter was so warm and friendly. It is a small place but really cute. I had the poached egg with asparagus and the bouillabaisse. The food was fresh, tasty and very well presented. I was offered... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

Went to Zoe to celebrate our 37th wedding anniversary. We were welcomed with complimentary champagne cocktail and roses, although we had mentioned it was our anniversary when we booked - but such a nice gesture. The food was excellent, with a huge choice, including vegetarian options. The service was also very attentive and we will definitely be going back.

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London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Hosted a group here for a private dinner party. Everyone was impressed food was superb.The steak was a hit, very good value for money .Staff are friendly and a big thumbs up to Rony who took care of all the extra bits. Very well looked after. Found a place host my guests. Definitely a place to dine.

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London, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

Often use tripadvisor as a reference, and have always found it reliable, not this time. Turned up and the restaurant was closed!!! Was told it was because of a tube strike (which was cancelled 3 days earlier). 15 minutes later we were served starters?? I'm sure these came out of the freezer, our main courses (rabbit casserole and kangaroo steak)... More

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Milan, Italy
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

I went to Zoe to celebrate my grandma's birthday. We got seafood and mussels and everything was great and tasty, the same for the lapin and the tartare. The service was great and the waiter was really courteous with my grandma. Prices are average, not so expensive considering the area. I would recommend it.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

This was our 2nd visit within 6 months. First visit was lovely food but male waiter far too over the top with the service. Bordering on creepy. So the second visit yesterday was to eradicate the negatives on the first visit. On arrival, no booking, staff were very polite and helpful. But again....They were very over the top with service.... More

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