I have a friend meeting me off the train at Kings Cross station and we didnt want to go to far in a taxi , preferably near or in Islington , as I can easily get home from there & she needs to get to Shoreditch by taxi again later in the evening & doesn't want the cost of the day to mount.
Ottolenghi's http://www.ottolenghi.co.uk/ is perfect , as they have savoury snacks and lovely cakes and patisserie, but they close around 5 to set up for dinner and we would like to go somewhere to sit from 4-8.
I thought somewhere for tea might be nice , but we fancy something much more relaxed than say The Wolseley or Ritz.
A few weeks back we went to Fig & Olive and sadly had an incident with a fly in our food, was a real shame , as its the right kind of place for an afternoon nosh! So we wont be going back there in a hurry!
It would be great to get some suggestions , as were a bit stuck & where better to come than the wonderful chowhound for some ideas.