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Ziloufs Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.ziloufs.com
  • Phone: 0207 226 1118
  • Hours of Operation:
    Saturday: 10am - 2:30pm
    Sunday: 10am - 2pm
    Sunday: 2pm - 9pm
    Monday - Thursday: 6pm - 10pm
    Friday and Saturday: 5pm - 11pm
    Sunday: 2pm - 9pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Pan-Asian
  • Executive Chef: Tim Yates
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering:

    Drinks and music, our Bar Manager Benji is incredibly talented in tailoring what you need to accompany your personal party. A wealth of knowledge across spirits, beers and wines specializing in cocktails. A lot of what's on our list is created and hand crafted by Benji so if you're interested in wowing your friends through drinks, then pop in and try some, ask for Benji and if he's around he'll make you what you want and you won't be disappointed.

Getting there

  • Public Transit: Nearest tube: Highbury & Islington (Victoria line)
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Ziloufs
Nestled amongst the chic boutiques and furniture stores along Upper Street in Islington, our modern restaurant with its spacious lounge area is the ideal spot to indulge in a post-shopping cocktail.

Ziloufs is decorated in a warm blend of coffee and vanilla tones with 50s and 60s furniture and influences, perfect for a fun night of dining and dancing. Our chef was trained at one of the most high-profile Thai restaurants in Australia, and absolutely everything on the menu is made on the premises.

The baristas here make sensational coffee, and the barmen do an excellent Espresso Martini.
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Diner Reviews
  • "Zilloufs have changed their menu to a tapas selection. The options were different and tasty. Only one of the meat options came a bit burned and salty. Aside from that everything was tasty. Would definitely recommend the spring roll and pork tapas. Lovely waitress who made our experience even better. Don't get a lot of those these days. Would definitely go back."
    dined on 04/07/2014
  • "Ziloufs has a nice atmosphere and decor. The menu is slightly strange at times and I wouldn't recommend it to fussy eaters. Their theme is Asian fusion and the menu is to based on dishes to share. The menu is confusing if not explained properly as there are no starters or main courses just small and large dishes. The waitress was happy to explain though and answer any questions we had. We both had steak which was melt in your mouth delicious. There were only 2 dessert options and the trio of desserts we ordered were disappointing and not particularly nice. However, we would definitely come back and would recommend it as a restaurant for friends or couples."
    dined on 30/06/2014
  • "The name (Ziloufs) doesn't really give you a hint that the food is Pan-Asian. We had the wasabi steak tartare (incredible), the pork belly (delish), and the confit duck (yummy). The wine is good value, the music superb, and the service couldn't be friendlier or more efficient. Highly recommended."
    dined on 21/06/2014
  • "I have been to Zilouf's many times, and I am always impressed by the very courteous service and tasty option from a variety of influences. I would not necessarily classify this as pan-Asian, but it does taste good! The beef is particularly recommended"
    dined on 03/06/2014
  • "Have been several times to Ziloufs and have had one too many fab. cocktails as well as civilised dinning with groups of friends. First time I had been during the week and with a girly friend. It was a nice atmosphere not too manic but enough of a vibe. The staff were lovely so friendly which always makes the difference and genuinely so. We decided to have the shared dish option for £15.00 each person; was a great deal food was delicious, fantastic combinations of food, simply tasty and reasonable sized portions. We left having had a lovely evening."
    dined on 13/05/2014
  • "Great to be able to book a table on line. A very friendly atmosphere and deightful service. We were not rushed even though one member of the party was 30 minutes late. A good atmosphere and we were able to hear each other speak! The foos was good value and tasty."
    dined on 11/05/2014
  • "I had the roast pork-which was quite possibly the best roast dinner I have ever had! My friend had the duck, which was delicious. Amazing service and fab cocktails. Will definitely be returning! "
    dined on 20/04/2014
  • "Went to Zilouf's on Easter Thursday and luckily got to our pre-booked table in time for the 2 for 1 cocktail offer. Unfortunately as it wasn't stated on the menu, the cocktails must be the same so thinking it would be any we wanted we ordered four different cocktails (two each) and were a bit blown away when the waitress brought over eight all for us! They were very understanding however, and let us choose which four we actually wanted and both were very pleasant with very fresh and clean flavours that cut through the rich pan-Asian food that was tasty but not anything special (although the crunchy salad with the pork belly was scrummy). "
    dined on 17/04/2014
  • "Have had brunch and lunch here and both were superb. Friendly and attentive service and outstanding food. Will definitely be returning."
    dined on 30/03/2014
  • "Ziloufs is one of my favourite restaurants, I have been many times. They recently changed their menu, you can try 5 dishes for a fixed price, and they are all delicious"
    dined on 18/03/2014
  • "I went for dinner with a friend and we shared dishes from their new tapas-style menu. Each dish was better than the last and the service was friendly and quick. I can't wait to go back to try the rest of the menu."
    dined on 15/03/2014
  • "I was disappointed that the menu had changed, but more so because the food wasn't as good as it had been previously. The cocktails are still worth a visit. Our server was excellent."
    dined on 14/03/2014
  • "Recommended by a friend, great service and ambience. My buddy and I had a wonderful time but the food was not impressive, we went for surf and turf which was below average and the sauces seemed to be a derivative of each other. That said wine was good and we did have a great time, clearly they're trying something interesting and simple and that should be applauded. However the chef should bring out a different menu, this didnt work (and please get rid of those sauces)."
    dined on 14/03/2014
  • "I had dinner at Ziloufs with a group of girlfriends. Their sharing platters therefore suited the occasion very well. We all found the dishes very creative and tasty, indeed providing a different experience. The service was also extremely attentive and friendly. The only observation I would make is that I felt choices for vegetarians (or even fish lovers) were somewhat more limited than those available to meat lovers."
    dined on 12/03/2014
  • "Relaxed meal with friends that was very enjoyable. Meal was a few sharing plates which fitted well with the atmosphere"
    dined on 08/03/2014
  • "Pre gig meal on 5 March 2014. Have been many times before but the new menu has small and large "sharing plates". It's confusing and inconvenient for people who like different things (for instance like / don't like chilli) and so don't want to share. The food was OK (large dish steak and small dish "prawn toast" good but the Som Tum and the beef and lamb in lettuce was dull and didn't capture the authentic asian flavours). Overall for what one got relative to elsewhere the bill was 30% too high."
    dined on 04/03/2014
  • "The light from the windows creates a light open space, very pleasant for lunch. Its fairly noisy so can imagine that dinner is pretty loud. Very friendly and efficient service. Great sunday roast."
    dined on 23/02/2014
  • "We enjoyed a lovely brunch at zilouf's with friends. Food was good and service very friendly."
    dined on 22/02/2014
  • "I really like the atmosphere in Ziloufs, and the service is always one of the best in London, very attentive and personal. Great fries, to die for. I wish I had the recipe"
    dined on 18/02/2014
  • "Excellent value Australian/Thai food with a wonderful cocktail list. Wine list completely affordable and excellent variety."
    dined on 12/02/2014
  • "We are huge fans of Zilouf's. I dare say that if we lived in London we'd be here every Sunday to enjoy what is, without doubt, the best Sunday roast we've tried (apologies to respective mothers). Outside of Sunday lunch, the restaurant specialises in delicious Asian fusion offerings bursting with fresh flavours. The staff are unfailingly delightful, friendly and enthusiastic and a warm welcome and great service are the norm. Highly recommended if you find yourself on Upper Street in Islington. Alternatively just find an excuse and go!"
    dined on 02/02/2014
  • "I've been at Zilouf many times, and I'm always very happy with their steak, their service, and the great atmosphere"
    dined on 28/01/2014
  • "The Bah Mi was pretty epic and the bloody marys were good."
    dined on 18/01/2014
  • "The tastiest Sunday roast I've experienced in London. Given I have eaten brunch here several times before I was pleasently surprised on the quality of the roast. Everything about it was cooked perfectly with all of the veg and accompaniments providing another hit of flavour. I had the lamb rump which was mouthwatering whilst my girlfriend had the pork belly. Both were devine. Would highly recommend."
    dined on 12/01/2014
  • "The service that day for brunch was a bit slow - especially with drinks. It was a nice restaurant with a good vibe but the portions were on the small side. Having said that it was a very reasonable price. Overall, very good meal."
    dined on 12/01/2014
  • "Had a terrific night at Ziloufs with my husband, daughter and her boyfriend. Great service, buzzing atmosphere and fabulous food."
    dined on 10/01/2014
  • "A group of 6 we all had a lovely Sunday roast. Very generous servings, meat cooked to perfection and great service! Well located and easy to get to by public transport or park the car on a not so busy Sunday."
    dined on 05/01/2014
  • "We went for dinner on NYE. I've been to Ziloufs before and the food is wonderful. Our table was booked for 9pm, we waited an hour for our table. We waited a further 45 mins for our starters, the seared scallops werent cooked and very jellyish still. The mains took another 45 minutes and we didnt finish eating till just before midnight, the wrong order came to the table so there were lots of delays and we didnt finish eating until 12am! The lamb and duck were both extremely rare with alot of blood. We werent asked how we would like our meat. They gave us free food and drink as an apology for messing everything up which was very generous."
    dined on 31/12/2013
  • "I've never had a bad meal at Ziloufs. funky menu, great tasting food, friendly staff and sweet cocktails."
    dined on 31/12/2013
  • "Sorry Ziloufs. I love you, your food and the ambience. I have enjoyed your jungle curry many times and salivated over your desserts. I was so looking forward to trying your Sunday roast about which I've heard so much. That is why I booked you. BUT my lunch companion had never been before, although I waxed lyrical about you he did not want to eat a roast, and the alternative centred mainly around eggs. All a little bit too English so soon after Christmas when he wanted something different. I'm sorry I didn't get to try your Sunday fayre. I look forward to doing so another time"
    dined on 29/12/2013
  • "Great food, great atmosphere, typical upper street restaurant."
    dined on 27/12/2013
  • "I am never disappointed when I come to Zilouf's. Whether it be for brunch, drinks are most recently for dinner and drinks to celebrate my Birthday. The food is good, the service excellent, special thanks to Will the manager for being flexible with me upping the number of people I booked for dinner and for reserving us a table in the bar area before dinner."
    dined on 19/12/2013
  • "We love Ziloufs! Excellent service, incredible meals curated by an Aussie chef and an extensive cocktail menu. What's not to love?"
    dined on 18/12/2013
  • "This was a greta little find and we loved the food. Very modern take on the Korean Classic Kim Chi and a lovely Seared Salmon. The pink peppercorn bread was great with a chilli dip. My major regret is that due to bad traffic we ended up having less time there than we planned. Will definitely be back with a few more friends."
    dined on 16/12/2013
  • "Ziloufs has a fun kooky atmosphere as well as creative food. The jungle curry is the best I've had - love the combination of flavours!"
    dined on 14/12/2013
  • "Apparently even when You have your email confirming the booking, they call You to confirm it anyway. I wasn't avala le so couldnt pick up. When we arrive 5 minutes after 9 our book was already with someone else and we had to wait for an hour!! Make sure You pick the phone if You dont want to wait. Other than that it was a really good dinner."
    dined on 06/12/2013
  • "Nice atmosphere, good service and interesting menu choices. The food was well prepared and tasty and our pre-dinner cocktail was delicious and especially good value during the Happy Hour. The 2 course fixed price menu is excellent for the money. Would recommend"
    dined on 04/12/2013
  • "Thank you for accommodating us. They kindly seated us when we arrived early, unfashionably before our booking. We enjoyed the cocktail happy hour which offered a varied array of interesting options. We both plumped for the jungle curry and were not disappointed. Fabulous fish and seafood in a sauce that was hot and spicy without burning your palate. Generous portions and perfect jasmine rice. One thing - we are both dessert lovers and rarely none of the options appealed so we went for dessert elsewhere on Upper St. Not a big deal but a larger choice of dessert would have meant we would happily have stayed longer and spent more. But we very much enjoyed what we had. Thank you Ziloufs"
    dined on 30/11/2013
  • "excellent value steak offers on monday and tuesday"
    dined on 26/11/2013
  • "I went with 4 girlfriends looking for a sociable evening with cocktails and good food. Not sure if its trying to be a club or a restaurant. The food aspires to be something it's not. The jungle curry was bland; triple cooked chips flaccid and oily; ginger martini really sour.. All accompanied to such loud music it was impossible to have a conversation. The only redeeming feature was the staff were very friendly."
    dined on 22/11/2013