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About Thyme and Lemon

Bienvendo from Thyme & Lemon Tapas Bar & Restaurant. Our newly opened, warm and inviting venue is set within the very heart of Islington.
Our drive and passion is to constantly serve our patrons authentic and mouth watering Basque, Catalan and Iberian classic tapas with our own unique and innovative twist.
We are a buzzing, casual and fun hangout with an awe inspiring interior, atmospheric lighting. High bars stools are arranged around a marble bar area, where you can eat and drink the night away. From here, you can almost taste and drink in the very essence of Madrid!
Traditional tapas appetisers are passionately created like croquettes, meatballs and fine Iberian ham and these classics are joined by delicacies such as fresh lobster and duck leg specialities.
Gracias y Amor from everyone at Thyme & Lemon

139 Upper street
London, N1 1QP
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Spanish, Tapas / Small Plates

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Thursday: 12:00 - 23:30
Friday 12:00-00:00
Saturday: 10:00 - 00:00
Sunday: 10:00 - 22:30

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
£25 and under

Payment Options:
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
020 7704 6855

Website:
http://www.thymeandlemon.co.uk/#!about-us/fxdjh

Public Transport:
Tube Station: Angel, Rail Station: Essex Road, Bus Stop: St Mary's Church

Additional:
Late Night, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Thyme and Lemon Ratings and Reviews

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Overall rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.1

ambience

4.1

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

87% would recommend it to a friend

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Good for Birthdays (8)
Good for a Date (7)
Group Bookings (7)
Cosy (6)
Creative Cuisine (5)
Notable Wine List (5)
Special Occasions (5)
Brunch (4)
Happy Hour (4)
Good for Anniversaries (3)
Bar Seating (3)
Child Friendly (3)
People Watching (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Romance (3)
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food5
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value4

 
·Dined on 18 October 2017

Excellent pre-theatre menu before popping round the corner to the Almeida theatre

Tags: Fun, Pre/post Theatre, Tapas, Fit for Foodies, Casual
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ambience4
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 (New York Area)·Dined on 18 September 2017

Lovely place and delicious food! The service was outstanding! For a casual occasion, would go again and again and again. Loved it!

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 (London)·Dined on 15 July 2017

2nd time I've eaten here in a comparatively short time and both times it's been great. The food is tasty and nicely prepared - the bread is delicious, always a good sign - and there is plenty of choice for veggies and meat eaters alike - my friend had the lamb chops and said they're delicious. The atmosphere is lovely, good music playing in the background without being intrusive, friendly staff and clientele. We'll definitely be back.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Tasting Menu, Romantic, Authentic, Notable Wine List, Tapas, Great for Lunch, Vegan, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Good Vegetarian Options, Fun, Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch
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food5
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service4
value3

 
 (Oxford)·Dined on 21 May 2017

Great lunch out with 6 people. Staff were friendly, food was good (but a bit pricey). Happy to recommend to others

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 (London)·Dined on 20 May 2017

One word.. Amazing

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vip
 (London)·Dined on 22 April 2017

Really great meal to celebrate my partners birthday. Thyme and Lemon staff couldn't do enough to make us comfortable and the food was superb.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Fun, Authentic, Good Vegetarian Options
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service4
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 (Berlin)·Dined on 21 April 2017

Super tasty tapas! Came for our friends birthday and enjoyed all our options. Also liked the thought through gin menu! Fun buzzy atmosphere.

Tags: Tapas, Casual, Good for a Date, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies
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 (London)·Dined on 25 March 2017

Great Tapas place. The food and wine were excellent and enjoyed a really lovely time there. Staff super friendly too!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List
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food4
ambience5
service4
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 (Berlin)·Dined on 11 March 2017

Very tasty tapas and not too expensive although portions slightly smaller than some other places. The red wine we had was gorgeous (the second on the menu). Service was good but we were in a corner so was a little tricky to be served but I think that was just because of where we were sitting, would have been nice to be sitting in the main bit or outside if you get to choose. We would recommend.

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 (London)·Dined on 10 March 2017

Great food, great service, great ambiance. Feel the hustle bustle of the waiters and waitresses rushing around, but still feel you have your own little world to enjoy a little romance with your date. Friendly service is always on tap and so is the filling up of your wine glass. Top marks for an evening out.

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food5
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 (London)·Dined on 1 March 2017

This is the second time I have been to this restaurant. The first, pre-theatre (it is around the corner from the Almeida). The second was lunch with a friend. After the first time my partner and I so enjoyed the food that we vowed to return. The second time was equally good and I think my friend was impressed. The mussels are not to be missed I want the recipe!!!!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Tapas
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 (London)·Dined on 26 February 2017

Excellent atmosphere, really good value and filling food.

Excellent choice for vegetarians as well.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Good Vegetarian Options
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vip
 (London)·Dined on 25 February 2017

Amazing food! Best tapas in Angel, and possibly whole of London.

Tags: Good for a Date, Great for Brunch, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Tasting Menu, Tapas, Authentic
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food4
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 (London)·Dined on 14 February 2017

Lovely restaurant and great staff. Definitely a place where you can bring your better half 😎

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food5
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 (London)·Dined on 14 February 2017

we loved it. super fast service for tapas. everything we ordered was great.
great tapas, the
wine (a carafe) was so so, but i could have chosen better.

Tags: Casual, Tapas, People Watching
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 (Glasgow)·Dined on 27 January 2017

Great restaurant with excellent food and attentive service. Incredible value for money too and will definitely be back.

Tags: Casual, Tapas, Good for Groups, Spicy
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vip
 (London)·Dined on 20 January 2017

The best tapas restaurant I've been to in London for some time. Tasty, fresh and inventive dishes, attentive service with a welcoming décor and atmosphere. Not too pricey either. I do hope T& L make a success of their new restaurant, as Upper Street is notoriously competitive, but they're the best Spanish offering in Islington by a mile so I'd be surprised if they don't. Book now!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Romantic, Casual, Fun, Tapas
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 (London)·Dined on 19 January 2017

Excellent food, if you closed your eyes, you could imagine yourself in Spain!!!!! Lovely atmosphere, definitely recommend!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (London)·Dined on 9 January 2017

Four of us shared 10 dishes overall and they were all delicious. Deserts looked good too. Fairly empty on a cold and wet Monday night in January - but one of the highlights of Upper Street food-wise.

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 (London)·Dined on 31 December 2016

New Year's Eve and really good ambience, DJ playing early 80's music mid-evening and a fab list it was too. Always good food here and nice people who run and staff it. Nothing is rushed and it's a really friendly place.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Authentic, Good Vegetarian Options, Tapas
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food5
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on 31 December 2016

New Years Eve dinner! Cozy atmosphere, friendly and accommodating. Lovely tapas!

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food5
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 (London)·Dined on 27 November 2016

Great slice of Spain in the middle of north London

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 (London)·Dined on 19 November 2016

Met with friends late afternoon, it wasn't busy at this time but when we left it was filling up. Some of the tapas had a modern twist but everything we ate was delicious, service was attentive and I would definitely recommend. If I lived here it would be a place I'd frequent as I much prefer small varied plates.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Tapas, Happy Hour, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Outstanding Value
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 (London)·Dined on 26 October 2016

Loved the service. Everyone was so friendly. We felt like part of the family.

Tags: Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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 (Toronto)·Dined on 21 October 2016

Great food and service. My favourite place in the neighbourhood!

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 (London)·Dined on 9 October 2016

Love this place! Food is amazing, as are the cocktails. Really friendly staff.

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 (London)·Dined on 15 September 2016

Really delicious fresh food in a comfortable modern restaurant and very good value. Strongly recommend it.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Sunday Lunch, Quick Bite, Healthy, Kid-friendly, Outstanding Value, Pre/post Theatre, Paleo Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Casual, Vegan, Fit for Foodies, Tapas, Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Authentic
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food5
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 (London)·Dined on 14 September 2016

I went to thyme and lemon for a joint birthday meal. They accommodated our group of 18 and the staff were extremely helpful, polite and friendly. Made our birthdays really special!

Tags: Romantic, Quick Bite, Comfort Food, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Healthy, Cozy, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Tapas, Casual, Great for Lunch
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 (London)·Dined on 3 September 2016

Fabulous evening spent here, we were so well looked after by Antonio and felt very relaxed and happy. Food was amazing, cocktails were great and this place has a homely feel but is vibrant and buzzing at the same time.

Tags: Special Occasion, Quick Bite, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Tapas, Outstanding Value, Healthy
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food5
ambience4
service5
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 (Manchester)·Dined on 4 July 2016

Excellent dining experience , great staff, choice and value for money

Tags: Business Meals, Kid-friendly, Disabled Access, Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Special Occasion
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food5
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service4
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 (London)·Dined on 22 May 2016

Delicious food, great service. It was my 4th visit and still very impressed with everything!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Business Meals, Kid-friendly, Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Groups, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch
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food4
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service4
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on 18 April 2016

I met a friend for dinner and enjoyed the 3 for £12 tapas menu with a few extras. The peppers and seabass were excellent.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Groups, Pre/post Theatre
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food4
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service4
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vip
 (Oxford)·Dined 4 days ago

The menu is large and varied, and the food well prepared. Poerions are ample. Service was very good, but the room was cold despite heaters being turned on. Prices are quite reasonable.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre
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 (London)·Dined on 30 December 2017

Really good service and food. Unfortunately we went when it was really quiet so we missed out on the ambience but the staff and food were fantastic. Would go back.

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food4
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 (London)·Dined on 22 December 2017

A fantastic afternoon of tapas and wine; friendly service and reasonable prices. A lovely find, right in the heart of Islington.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Lunch, Seasonal, Tapas, Authentic
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food4
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 (London)·Dined on 8 December 2017

Pleasant relaxed atmosphere, willing service and well prepared tapas make this restaurant a good and convenient option for casual or pre/post theatre dining in this part of Islington

Tags: Cozy, Authentic, Quick Bite, Good Vegetarian Options, Pre/post Theatre, Tapas, Casual
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food4
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service4
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 (Cambridge)·Dined on 26 October 2017

Interesting food options that ranged from good to delicious, but on the pricey side. I can't commend on the drinks list, as it was a non-alcoholic night for me and my friend. I would definitely go back.

Tags: Authentic, Neighborhood Gem
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food4
ambience3
service4
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 (Norfolk)·Dined on 22 October 2017

Nice food and OK service, we had a tastecard so would've been a bit pricey without this.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Lunch, Tapas
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food4
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service3
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 (London)·Dined on 17 August 2017

Good food. Service ok. This restaurant is a mainstay of ours. It's now run by a different crew and they need to still get the timeliness of food service as good as it used to be; but, don't let that put you off as it is a good place.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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food4
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service5
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·Dined on 23 July 2017

Good food pleasant atmosphere. Staff very pleasant.

Tags: Cozy, Casual, Tapas
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