Comedor Grill & Bar

176 Upper Street, Islington, London

Steaks that take up half the table

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Address:176 Upper Street
N1 1RG
Map:Map & nearby
Cuisine:South American
Nearest Station:Highbury & Islington
Opening Hours:

Opening Hours:
Mon - Fri 17.00 - 23.00 hrs
Sat - Sun 12.00 - 23.00 hrs
Facilities & Info:
  • Party bookings accepted
  • Private hire available
  • Booking advisable
  • Disabled access/facilities
  • Children welcome
  • Credit cards accepted
  • Background music
  • Outdoor space
About: South American Grill & Bar, offering a choice of traditional cuts of beef, fish and other meats as well as a wide selection of lighter options, sides and salads, combined with broad range of exciting cocktails.

Comedor means “Dining Room” in Spanish - So why not make it yours?

Our food is inspired by South America - a whole continent of often overlooked cuisine! And what a continent it is - astonishing diversity of flavours and tastes, plants and animals, arising from the historic melting pot of ancient indigenous worlds of Incas and Mayas and "new" European traditions.

Comedor is not only about the food – you may choose to chill out over a coffee with friends or indulge in our incredible selection of delicious cocktails and excellent wine list served throughout the day and late into the night.

Soak up the warm Peruvian and Argentinean atmosphere in this ideally located light and airy Islington eatery, stylishly refurbished to offer an oasis for all -within this fast moving city.

From long, lounging lunches to “Comedor Late” weekend parties -bringing together fun loving crowds eating, drinking and partying late into the night.

Whether you’re a local, a food aficionado or part of the media and music pack that frequent this area, or late night adventurer, a young tourist looking to make new friends or a seasoned traveller who expects 5-star service at all times– Look no further, we’ve got it all – Good Food, Good Times, Latin Twist!

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Here's where to find London's biggest food portions
At this Argentinean steakhouse in Islington, the 700g churrasco steak grapples for space with everything else on the table.

"Steaks that take up half the table"

Review Rating: 6 / 10
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One of the advantages of the dining scene of a capital city is the sheer variety of restaurants available to the customer, not just in terms of cuisine, but regarding the experience offered. London has restaurants that are super posh, where your napkin will be refolded every time you move, that are cheap and cheerful, where you can spend 20 minutes filling up on a bowl of noodles, and that are oh so hip it hurts, where one look at the clientele may take you back to puberty when you were the only kid without a date/Valentine’s card/bicycle.

Then sometimes, only an unassuming venue will fit the bill, one that serves decent food - not award-winning or innovative, but simply good - and that will leave you feeling content without having the urge to start a food blog that very evening. Sometimes you need a neutral sort of place, where you might want to have a difficult conversation, or just eat undisturbed by people and things. And in the case of Comedor Grill & Bar on Upper Street, one where you can tuck into an enormous piece of beef weighing in at 700g for a mere £18.

Latin food is hot right now, and Comedor has dishes from various South American cuisines on the menu. Their take on ceviche daintily places diced pollack next to a chunk of boiled corn and sweet potato, the latter adding a pleasant sweet flavour to the sharp leche de tigre. A wonderfully stodgy goat’s cheese empanada oozes melted cheese out of crispy golden breadcrumbs. Grilled meats are their speciality, so we try the mixed grill; chicken breast is tender and has been rubbed in spice, leg of lamb and rump steak are good too, but the chorizo has the odd gristly bit.

Beef is sourced from Smithfield Market, and the churrasco – the cut mentioned above – is essentially a Porterhouse steak, but without the bone. It has a great flavour, with a nice chargrilled coating, topped with the vinegar and parsley-based chimichurri sauce. It takes up almost half the table, but the boyfriend polishes it off with glee.

Yucca chips are nice and crispy, but aioli and huancaina (chilli and cottage cheese) sauces are surprisingly mild, and the plantain is a little too soggy for our liking. A passion fruit cheesecake is perfectly adequate, neatly summing up the restaurant. A three course meal (with very generous servings) for two with wine is roughly £80.

Leila reviewed Comedor Grill & Bar on Fri 31 Aug 2012

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