Sharing Is Caring in Islington, Angel

As I sit at my desk eating lunch- staring at the screen and not achieving anything, I realise that eating alone is the worst and I started to ask myself why sharing food and not eating alone brings so much happiness.

Not just to me, but others also.

This morning, I decided to put this to the test and fed BDCWorks. Turns out, however, they think I am a feeder and not good at helping them with their waistline.

But hey, this way we got to share food, have discussions and make things work.

I believe it stems from when time began and food brought people together. It was a bonding ritual and a way to bring communities together. It works in the same way as having Family dinners- why is this important?

I read this article the other day that states ‘Technology is a negative influence on us because it separates individuals from reality’.

We all get so fixated on technology these days that we forget what is actually important. Take time to reflect and discuss and talk.

I put this to the test and went out  to my favourite Tapas restaurant in Angel-

La Farola

Classic with a modern twist and if you like Charcuterie then this is an absolute treat.

Their chefs use only the highest quality authentic Spanish food and organic ingredients, combined with fresh local produce, to create menus that will instantly transport you to their sunny homeland; accompanied by an equally impressive range of wines, arranged into drinking styles to assist your selection.

The menus will make your mouth water (as I try not to dribble at my desk thinking about it).

Charcuterie and Picoteo dishes start at £3.95 and include one of my favs- Padron Peppers.

Perfect for sharing there and a great way to try as much as possible on the menu there is a great array of meat, fish and CHEESE!

Get me to Spain already!

Maybe because I am sociable I like to do this.

However, on the flip side some of us are just greedy, really hungry or just like Joey from friends.

“Joey doesn’t share food”

If that’s you- you may relate to this BuzzFeed article I found – it made me lol.

If you can’t remember the last time you shared a meal – get involved and see what happens or just pop in to BDCWorks – we have loads of food.


Valentine’s Day in Islington, Angel

We are well on our way into the month of love and soon approaching the official day of declaring love, Valentine’s Day! We all know the way the quickest way to a person’s heart is through their stomach so good food, drinks and deals are always the perfect way to go.

We thought we would try help you out with some ideas on where to take your loved ones this Valentine’s Day by speaking to our local community restaurants and pubs to find out what they have planned for this special occasion.

So, here are a couple of restaurants and bars based in Islington, Angel that are offering some special deals and celebrating with you! Treat yourselves!

Galley London

Galley is offering you the choice of going out or staying in (nice way to keep it romantic and cosy).

Fancy getting dressed up and going out? Book ASAP for the Valentines Day Seafood Feast.

  • An incredible menu including starters, main meal and dessert. Click here to go to their website where you can download the menu:
  • £60 per person, minimum of two people
  • Book now before they sell out (if they haven’t already)!

OR fancy staying in, keeping warm and ordering in?

Galley is offering a luxury delivery service for loved up Londoners, of their Valentines Day Seafood Feast with Freixenets Cava through the Deliveroo application (on pre order only).

The delivery includes a bottle of Freixenet’s Cordon Rosado Cava, a main meal cold platter to share and a dessert for £60. Click here to go to their website where you can download the full menu.

Click here to make a booking or email

Bella Italia: 

This lovely Italian chain is always a winner for a yummy pasta or pizza (and more). They love Valentine’s day so much that they are celebrating from the 9th to the 18th February! Book with them for their Valentines special and enjoy a delicious 3 course meal and fizz for £19.99.

Click here to make a booking


Known for their Brasilian barbecue, succulent skewers, delicious street foods and sides is welcoming you to go and enjoy their delicious Valentine’s Day menu! Choose whether you want 2 courses for only £15 of 3 courses for £19 BUT make sure to make a booking before it is too late!

Click here to see the menu

Click here to make a booking:


Treat your special someone to a delicious italian three-course meal from Chef Francesco Mazzei! The meal includes a pizza to share topped with n’duja sausage, mozzarella, prosciutto, anchovies and broccoli, followed by an oven roasted sea bream with prosecco, artichokes and potatoes, and end with a pasticinni to share for only £45! Our mouth is watering just reading this!

View the full menu here

For more information or to book call 020 7354 4777.

Meat People

A restaurant with an Argentinian and Spanish influence, meaty meals and an amazing cocktail bar! They are offering a special Valentines menu for only £90 per couple, where you can enjoy welcome drinks on arrival, starters, a main meal and a dessert to finish the night off!

For more information or to book, email or call 02073595361.

Not such a foodie but feel like a drink to celebrate the most loved up day of the year? Head over to one of these bars to enjoy delicious drinks and cocktails or party the weekend away!

The Ladybird Bar

Busy on Wednesday? Don’t worry! At the Ladybird Bar, Valentine’s day is an entire week!

Go down any night of the week from Monday to Sunday and enjoy any one (or all) of their 5 succulent new limited edition cocktails – with your loved one or alone! If you want to make it extra special, make a reservation during this week and it will come with strawberries or chocolates on the table! We know everyone has a sweet tooth.

Dirty Martini

This cocktail bar is welcoming singles, couples or even those who feel like a girls night out to come on Saturday 10th February (tomorrow!) and enjoy a night out with DJ’s on the deck, a happy hour (until 8pm) and an exclusive Valentine’s Day cocktail priced at £7 ALL NIGHT!