Today sees the doors open at our newest restaurant, opposite Islington Green on Upper Street. It’s our first foray into North London’s heartland and so far we’re loving the new area.
We’ve enlisted the help of an army of artists to make sure that our new home is looking supercool. With the help of street art curator, Tristan Manco, we found Daniel Melim, an artist who regularly paints huge murals on the walls of Sao Paulo. We set him to work with his stencils and spray cans and the results are still making us smile every morning.
To bring a bit of class to our lighting, ceramics artist Anna Usborne has created a bespoke set of beaded lights and furniture designer Marcus Friedrichstaab has put his luminous mark on our reclaimed chairs to bring a bit of zing that takes us right back to the Markets of Oaxaca.
Wahaca Islington will be our second restaurant to serve our hangover busting Mexican breakfast menu. On Saturdays and Sunday mornings, Wahaca Islington will be open from 9am for a breakfast that includes the infamous breakfast burrito, British chorizo torta and more than a few ways to spice up your eggs. Stylist magazine says it’s one of the best brunches in Britain, we’d love to know what our new North London neighbours think.
If you’re the sporting type, don’t forget to save time for a game of table football whilst sipping on a margarita. We have a huge range of 100% agave tequilas available and we’ll be mixing them up into some of our signature cocktails, the perfect way to wash down a taco or two.
A huge thanks to Matt White, our General Manager over in Islington and his team for their awesome efforts in getting the place up and running. If you’re in the area drop in and say hi, we’d love to hear what you think of our new home.
Wahaca Islington, 68 – 69 Upper Street, London, N1 0NY.
020 3697 7990
by: Thursday, 6 June 2013