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“great food and exceptional value” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Pera Restaurant islington

Pera Restaurant islington
170 Upper Street | Islington, London N1 1RG, England (Formerly Pera Restaurant-islington) (Islington / Clerkenwell)
0207 70 46 888
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Ranked #230 of 17,295 Restaurants in London
Price range: $32 - $48
Cuisines: Mediterranean
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Islington / Clerkenwell
London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
“great food and exceptional value”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013

The food is extremely good, and the service efficient and very friendly. We went there before a show at Saddler's Wells. We don't live nearby, but we will be looking for excuses to go here again.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Excellent lunch”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013

Went here for lunch last week. The service was friendly and efficient, the food was very good quality. We had the 2 courses for £8.95 deal, my companion had the hummus with sausage starter, followed by the excellent lamb shank; I had scallop and chorizo kebab followed by Shish Kebab, all very tasty. All in all an excellent meal.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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London
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240 reviews 240 reviews
156 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 53 cities Reviews in 53 cities
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
“Deserves the great reviews”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2013

This is not a gourmet, Michelin star standard restaurant, but it is excellent at what it does and that's why it has earned the top reviews. Food was all delicious, we shared the three meze platters to start and got a nice range of dips, meat and seafood. Everyone commented on how delicious their main courses were and they were all presented well too. I had the tuna steak, the waiter asked how I wanted it cooked (medium rare) and it was cooked to perfection, juicy and well seasoned. The adana kebabs were packed with flavour and spice. Portions were all the perfect size.

Service was faultless. The waiters were extremely friendly and efficient. They chatted about how we are and if we were celebrating anything in particular. We were waiting for a couple of people when we arrived and were brought plates of olives and an interesting feta chilli dip to nibble on. At the end of the meal, after turning down dessert (too full) we were given amaretto on the house. A superb restaurant that I would recommend to everyone.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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London, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
“Simply outstanding”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013

I wish I lived nearer to Upper Street Islington; Cambridge is just too far away! My wife and I ate Sunday lunch there today - my third visit (see previous review), her first - and she loved it as much as I do. The food is first class and plentiful, the staff charming. We ate off the 2 course fixed price menu, and were given both a pre-starter to share, and coffees after the meal, all "on the house". This is one London restaurant worth travelling well out of your way to visit, although, having said that, 300m south on Upper Street from Highbury and Islington tube will make it pretty accessible for most!

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Lovely food, great service and a good price.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

We visited this place after finding it on tripadvisor and reading the reviews and boy are we glad we did! The food was wonderful. Fresh, good size portions and extremely tasty. The service was a good blend of friendly and helpful but not too in your face or bothersome. The restaurant is quite small with a quirky relaxed vibe that's suitable for a romantic meal or a quick lunch. The ONLY change I would make would o be to sit somewhere a little more out of the way as it was very busy. The value was excellent. 2 of us had 3 courses and a drink and it cost £50. We were also given a rather nice complimentary bread and olive selection whilst we waited for our starter.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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