The Afghan kitchen is a charming restaurant overlooking the Islington Green and a 5 minute walk away from Angel Tube station. With very few Afghan restaurants in central London, the Afghan Kitchen is brimming with individuality. Set on two levels you really do feel like you are in a kitchen at the restaurant, with barely enough to seat more than about 20-25 at full house. This does add to the intimacy of the venue making it great for dates, but troublesome for larger parties.
Along with the quirkiness of the restaurant layout, you would expect a similiar approach to the food. The Afghan kitcen does not disappoint with delicious Lavand-e-Murgh (Chicken with yoghurt) with citrus tones or the meaty Qurma Goshe kachalo (Lamb with Potates) both priced at £6.50. There is also a selection of vegetation dishes, including smokey Banjon Borani (Augergines with yoghurt) but vareity (like space) is definitely on the limited side.
The prices are all round very reasonable, espcially considering the quality of the food and ingredients. On a fine summer's evening its lovely to sit in the upstairs portion of the restaurant and enjoy a flavoursome meal whilst overlooking the Islington Green. The Afghan Kitchen is unlisenced, but with so many bars and pubs in Angel this isn't a problem
The Verdict: Quirky little restaurant, offering something very different to the run-of-the-mill menu. Whilst space is definitely limited, the cosy atmosphere suits small groups and the food more than compensates. Book in advance to avoid disappointment.
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