Dalston Lane just keeps on getting better – it’s hard to believe this cute row of restaurants and shops was once pretty much a no man’s land. Angelina is the latest new opening, joining the likes of Little Duck The Picklery, and it certainly looks the part with some slick monochrome interiors.
The menu is a mash-up of Japanese and Italian food, which sounds more random than it is – don’t worry you won’t find sushi rice substituted for pasta. Instead, it’s combinations like creamy risotto topped with smoky unagi (eel), lightly tempura artichoke and fatty tuna crudo.
There’s only two options when dining at Angelina; £38 for the tasting menu or £9 for the plate of the day and both change frequently. There’s a great list of cocktails served from the not so secret, no phones allowed bar – just head for the toilets and you’ll walk right through it.
Angelina is nice addition to Dalston’s growing restaurant scene and it really offers something completely different.
56 Dalston Ln, London E8 3AH