S Bar

Equation, 330 Upper Street , London, N1 2XQ

SquareMeal Review of S Bar

This new Islington ‘French restaurant with a twist’ has another surprise up its sleeve – or up some stairs to be precise. As a dinky stand-alone lounge, it also promotes ‘design cocktails’ at £8.50 – although the ‘design’ element seemingly consists of tinkering with classic recipes; hence Bolly Mary (curry-infused vodka, carrot and orange juice) and ‘espresso martini’ (fine, if you fancy gingerbread syrup and Southern Comfort in the mix). Elsewhere, prosaic offerings such as sex on the beach and planter’s punch are unlikely to attract forward thinkers in search of the next big thing. The decor suggests a hip destination (think 60s pop art and tables fashioned from squat, sawn-through wooden casks), although the line-up of basic wines, London Pride at £4.60, workaday snacks (wasabi peanuts, mixed dried fruits and masala powder) and assorted cheese/charcuterie boards may suggest otherwise.

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Nearby Tube/Rail Stations

Angel Tube Station 562m

Essex Road Station 595m


Address: Equation, 330 Upper Street , London N1 2XQ

Area: Kings Cross Thameslink Station

Nearby Landmarks

The Screen on the Green Cinema 92m

King's Head Theatre 112m


Telephone: 020 7226 5098


Cuisine: Bars

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