I have visited this restaurant twice now and both times I have been impressed by the quality of the food at this price point. Its clear the head chef knows his craft well and this is reflected in the standard of the food at Como 3. On my last visit I had the pork belly which was simply divine, the dauphinoise potato and sweet honey mustard glaze were perfect accomplishments to the pork which was expertly cooked and flavoured. Portions appear restrained but the reality is they are perfectly judged according to the dishes richness.
I often get disappointed with deserts in London restaurants as they often appear as an afterthrought, no so at Como 3 where the courses seem to get better and better (and the starters are very good), the apple tarte tatin was one of the best I have had anywhere and the first mouthful made an impromptu wow from me to my guest.
There is some slight confusion over Como 3's concept but the menu appears to be adapting quickly to locals and it offers a refreshing contrast to other restaurants in the area. The icing on the cake for me would be an improved atmosphere, which would come from more bums on seats, something that this little Islington gem rightly deserves.
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