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Bellanger review: a posh Islington restaurant for semi-ordinary people

If there is another restaurant-homage to Strasbourg in north London, I have yet to find it

2 April 2016

9:00 AM

2 April 2016

9:00 AM

Islington is a bellwether, and also a joke: the most unequal borough in London, where social housing leans against £4 million terraces (for now, loyal Conservative voters, only for now), and also the holy font of Blairism as it appears in ‘It’s Grim Up North London’. Here, it is said, they sang the Blairite version of the Red Flag: ‘The People’s flag is deepest pink/ It’s not as red as people think/ So raise the scarlet banner high/ The college song, the old school tie.’

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Bellanger, Islington Green, London N1 2XH, tel: 020 7226 2555.

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