12:51 By Chef James Cochran

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About 12:51 By Chef James Cochran

12:51 is an Islington joint overseen by the former 2* Michelin chef James Cochran and it’s serving up the usual expertly prepared yet approachable cuisine that he has become known for. Mixing British and European cuisine, Cochran has crafted a menu that’s unlike anything he’s done before, earning his incredible restaurant 2 AA Rosettes. With a focus on incredibly tasty food rather than any unifying theme, the chef has split his menu in three with dishes from either the Garden, Land or Sea. There’s something for everyone here, whether it’s the divine crispy chicken wings with wild garlic, gnocchi and miso; the delicious chargrilled Cornish cuttlefish or the must-try crispy curried cauliflower. Every plate on the menu has got its own thing going on! And with 50% off the food bill on Sunday evenings, there's no better way to end your week.

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12:00 - 23:00

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4.3(168)

Val McDonald

a week ago

Was quite excited to try this restaurant, having walked past lots of times. The decor looks nice, which is why I noticed it but once inside it is a little cramped. We were at a table of four at the top of the stairs and I was getting frustrated at how many times I got bashed by people passing by. The food is exceptional in both presentation and taste, however portions are quite sparse. It was recommended to have two of the larger dishes per person but at between £14-£16 each, with some smaller dishes to start it would mean that you'd have to spend approx £50 per person (not incl drinks) before you were vaguely full. So if you want a gastro experience, it's perfect but it you're hungry you may need a kebab on the way home!!

Russell Carswell

in the last week

Had a fantastic meal here. Staff were very friendly and food was exceptional. Not cheap but definitely worth it, particularly the jerk chicken "snack" - I ended up having three rounds of this dish, and could have easily had a fourth if money were no object.

Thomas Davies

a month ago

Lovely spot for lunch, and great value for money. The goat dishes were awesome and the buttermilk chicken with scotch bonnet jam was outrageous! The cheesecake was the perfect way to finish off. Will definitely be back to try the other items on the menu!

Olivia Gaillard

2 months ago

As the person who really like The Ledbury, my expectation was very high. Visited today for lunch. Ordered their signature snack (jerk chicken) and pea/ water melon/ feta on a cracker as a starter. For main, we ordered green beans/ herb oil, raw scallops/ coconut and chicken wings/ gnocchi. Their signature snack was very good but not the pea one. All main dishes were good but the problem was the portion of each dish and price of them. For example, the raw scallop dish was 16quid. However the portion was really a little - we all guessed that 3 scallops were used at the most. Chicken wings and gnocchi.. again, there were only 5 bite sized chickens and gnocchi pieces for 14 quid. Including 3 drinks and 3 dessert, three of us paid more than 100quid but we had to grab something more as we all were hungry after all. Dishes were tasty? Yes, most of them. Dishes were worth it? Definitely no. I do not think I will be visiting again unfortunately.

Jason Sutch

3 months ago

Had the 8 course taster menu and it didn't not disappoint! Cannot recommend 12:51 by James enough! Great atmosphere (casual dining). Staff were knowledgeable and friendly. If in Angel or near by this is a definite venue for a special occasion. Well worth the 5 star awarded 😊