Best local Indian Restaurant in Essex 2014
One of the finest Indian restaurants in Essex Caraway Indian Brasserie, in Gants Hill, has won the prestigious Best Local Indian Restaurant Award in the Restaurant Guides
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The Hart Brothers, who have made Quo Vadis and Fino into such success stories
Caledonian Road is Islingtonâs Coronary Mile, a great big homage to kebabs, chips and fried chicken. There is however an alternative to this âgrease-to-goâ, that doesnât involve a trip down Upper Street.
Situated down an anonymous, unlit street, Shillibeers comes as a bit of a surprise, with its Boston lobster shack look, all-wood interior, open kitchen and lovely glass facade.
Given the culinary reputation of the area, expectations were not high, but the menu, while not adventurous (soup of the day, rib eye steak, etc) is good, and well presented.
The Fillet Steak served in a Green Peppercorn Sauce (Â£13.50) was enormous, but very lean and was served with big chunky chips. Chargrilled Seabass with Lemon and Olive Oil Dressing (Â£10.50) was fresh and uncomplicated like it ought to be. The wine list is adventurous too, embracing the usual regions plus varieties from Lebanon and Mexico.
Shillibeers isnât trendy or particularly sophisticated, but it offers a good meal in an area where the height of gastronomy is defined as garlic sauce on your doner.