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“Great food, fantastic cocktails!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Ziloufs

Ziloufs
270 Upper Street, London N12UQ, England (Islington / Clerkenwell)
020 7226 1118
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Ranked #1,044 of 18,003 Restaurants in London
Price range: $15 - $41
Cuisines: Asian fusion
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Islington / Clerkenwell
Transit: Nearest tube: Highbury & Islington (Victoria line)
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32 reviews 32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Great food, fantastic cocktails!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

My brief for a girlie night out (really out, not just the local pub - Mums On The Town) was cocktails, cocktails and some food to set us up for the evening. Zilouf's ticked all the boxes. Located towards the Highbury end of Upper Street, we entered a seemingly regular pub, the clientele young, gorgeous and trendy (we fitted it perfectly, obviously). At the back, a dining room, cosy and quirky - some of the wallpaper could be construed as slightly rude, were they leaves, were they...?



Lovely, attentive and knowledgeable staff advised us on the cocktail menu, classics with a twist. Or, as we discovered, 'blow-your-head-off cocktails!' First round was a Margarita, a Mojito and a strawberry Daiquiri, giving the nod to the classics, along with a Hoxton 100 (ginger, lychee, chilli, lemon and fizz) and an Overproof Hurricane (a blend of rums, pineapple, Cointreau, lime, spices, and passionfruit). Strong, was one word. Second round was mainly Hoxton 100s. Oh yes, good choice.



The tapas-style small plates were perfect for sharing. Of the ten dishes on the menu we ordered eight, leaving out only the sprouting broccoli (I mean, who needs that on a night out) and the steak tartare - it's too rare for some people. But the dishes we chose were a selection of mouth-watering plates, all modern with an Asian-fusion theme. From the pork belly to the prawn toast, the flavours were zingy, fiery and oh-so-tasty, the seared salmon was 'lush', the cuttlefish fritter, 'unusual', and the spiced crispy beef the 'chilli-est' dish we had. A couple of vegetarian options - beetroot and feta salad, and a miso and apple concoction complemented pretty well, as did the triple cooked chips with mustard aioli. Feeling full - but not too stuffed, it was great to taste a little of everything, and head out for the rest of the evening with tingling tongues, taking the atmospheric buzz of Zilouf's with us.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Birthday”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Always good food and great cocktails
I am always looked after good vibe what else can you ask for
Music isn't too loud which means you can actually have a conversation

Visited December 2013
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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“tasty and cool”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

real nice place to go, good lighting and good food. service is ok and the bar is really nice. they have lots of unique dishes that differ from the old standard fayre... happy to come back here again

  • Visited April 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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London, United Kingdom
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39 reviews 39 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“retro with friendly staff”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

popped in here after a wedding at the Town Hall - great cappuccino (you'd be surprised how difficult that is in London!) Indie Husband ordered Baked eggs and chorizo yum! Relaxed vibe and friendly/efficient staff. 1950s retro decor aka leather sofas. Food aussie fusion and a bit of moroccan thrown in. Customers were mixed - DINKS, 30-somethings with the occasional kid and trendy 40yr olds who've outgrown their kids!

  • Visited June 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Gorgeous breakfast”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

Loved the decor and the breakfast menu - very tasty and perfect for a hangover!
I didn't dislike anything.

Visited May 2014
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