12:51 By James Cochran
About 12:51 By 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 both membership in the Michellin Guide and 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. Please Note: On Sundays, instead of the normal à la carte menu, we serve our Sunday Roast all day (rated best Sunday Roast in North London by Timeout).
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T R2 months ago
Fantastic meal from an incredibly talented chef. Loved the creativity and artistry of each dish (cep, beef, onion soup especially) which never detracted from the taste or enjoyment of the meal. This was a Michelin meal without any of fuss, fanfare or formality. With no drinks, meal for 2 was around £75. Worth every penny. 100% recommend this star of a restaurant that is off the radar quietly doing brilliant things. Also service was great - impressed how one waiter served the entire upper floor!
Cosimo Scarpa3 months ago
Very interesting menu, not very rich ma quite sophisticated and delicious. The place is nice and well furnished, not very big, so it's good to book a table for groups bigger than 2 people. The stuff is super friendly and impressively acknowledged about the product. Very recommend however.
renald posed4 weeks ago
Honestly underrated,this guy is doing Michelin quality food without the riff raff / bells and whistles, just good honest cooking done correct. the 8 course tasting menu is a must. food adventure with dishes that will challenge your senses ( in a positive way ) loved it and will be back
David Keaveney-Sheath4 months ago
Such an incredible menu! From the moment we walked in the staff made us feel at home, props to Max! Their knowledge of the menu was great and recommendations were perfect! We had two starters (chicken) which were by far the best fried chicken I’ve ever had! And then four sharing plates between two, (the goat and venison were incredible), maybe one too many of their very fine negronis! Awesome night, incredible food, we will be back!
Zhuu Ming Anga month ago
Very good food. Flavours generally quite rich but there are some subtler dishes. Tried buttermilk spiced chicken, pork croquettes, Bombay swede, pheasant sausage.