Found on Islington’s popular Upper Street (home to a whole host of restaurants and bars), Bubba Oasis is a restaurant, rooftop bar and co-working space that serves a casual all-day menu of Middle Eastern inspired fare. The venue is also available to hire for Christmas parties, whether it be a simple catch up with friends or the annual office do.
If you are tired of the traditional winter theming around Christmas, why not pretend you have escaped somewhere tropical with Bubba Oasis’s sunny interiors? The restaurant follows a beachy, relaxed aesthetic, featuring a crisp white and blue colour scheme, bare wooden tables and comfy velvet tub chairs upholstered in hues of ocean blue and burnt orange. Towards the back of the dining room, there is a dedicated bar with a backdrop of large pebbles and shelves stocked with spirits and wines. Upstairs meanwhile, there is a west-facing roof terrace, which is similarly beachy in vibe and entirely weather-proof, so there’s no need to worry about an unexpected rain shower.
As for the menu at Bubba Oasis, expect a casual line-up of homemade flatbreads stuffed with your choice of filling, alongside a few snacks. If you’re visiting for a Christmassy breakfast, you can tuck into a yoghurt bowl topped with peanut butter and strawberry jam or Biscoff and chocolate sauce, while later in the day you can take your pick from Bubba’s selection of wraps - think lemon and herb chicken thigh paired with Greek dressing, zuni onions, tomatoes, cucumber, mixed olives, mixed peppers, feta and oregano or warm roasted aubergine with mint yogurt Moroccan dressing, rocket, spiced sweet potato, pomegranate molasses, zuni onions, cucumber, sultanas and parsley.
You can also toast to the festive season with one of Bubba’s house-made cocktails (concoctions include a Coconut Daiquiri) or your choice of red or white wine.