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La Farola – Angel – London

written by Amy Lau
Sharing is generally not my forte.

It’s not because I’m an asshole.

It’s just because I don’t eat my food, I inhale it.

So sharing is just dangerous if you dine with me.

Luckily the lovely Vivi from FrostedPearl wasn’t aware of this, so I took her for tapas at La Farola in Angel.

I was on my best behaviour 😛 

Chargrilled Bread with Olive Oil & Tomato Jam

Pimientoes de Padron 
Pan fried Galician peppers with garlic & salt.
Croquetas de Bacalao 
 Salted cod croquetas with bravas sauce
Crispy fried baby squid with ali oil sauce, punterella salad, & grated lemon zest
Pollo a La Brasa
 Chargrilled chicken 
Crespelle Con Ricotta E Spinaci 
Pancakes filled with ricotta cheese, spinach, & sundried tomato with béchamel & parmesan glazing
Churros with Molten Chocolate


I love the huge windows here; I could sit by the window for hours people watching.

Like an old perve.

Plus it really helps to make this small & cosy restaurant; bright, airy & gives the illusion of wider space.

Sex Appeal?


– Chargrilled bread with olive oil & tomato jam. £2.95

– Pimientoes de Padron – pan fried Galician peppers with garlic & salt. £4.25

These two went exceedingly well together, especially if you slather on a generous helping of the tomato jam on to the warm, crusty bread and top with the Galician peppers. 


– Croquetas de Bacalao –  Salted cod croquetas with bravas sauce £5.95
– Chipriones – Crispy fried baby squid with ali oil sauce, punterella salad, & grated lemon zest £6.50
– Pollo a La Brasa – Chargrilled chicken £7.25
– Crespelle Con Ricotta E Spinaci – Pancakes filled with ricotta cheese, spinach, & sundried tomato with béchamel & parmesan glazing. £4.25
Normally I expect minuscule serving sizes for tapas, so was very surprised at the portions served at La Farola.
I really couldn’t fault any of the dishes I tried, and if I were to recommend you anything.
It would be to order those cod croquettes.
Do it.


– Tiramisu £4.25

Literally coffee infused cream layered on top of chocolate cake.

I love chocolate cake.

I love cream.


– Churros £4.25

Melted dark chocolate, with crispy yet soft cinnamon sugar covered doughnuts.


Just yes.


It was lunchtime when we strolled in so we opted for a set menu at £12.95 per person, this gave you the option for 1 starter, 2 tapas dishes & 1 dessert each.

An excellent deal.

Lunch dates are so under rated. 
It’s a great time to sample dishes at any restaurant at a fraction of the price normally.
So start going on lunch dates, score early, and she’ll be making you that grilled sandwich sooner than you think ;P


7/10 Yummei’s


La Farola
101 Upper Street,
N1 1QN

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Miho December 1, 2013 at 7:04 pm

this looks so good!! and anywhere that serves churros is a good one in my books. x

Amy Lau December 1, 2013 at 9:52 pm

Hahah yep can't beat a good stash of churros

Emily December 2, 2013 at 1:08 pm

Wow wow wow – need to try this place out. The cod croquetas look particularly yummy! xx

Vivi December 2, 2013 at 3:50 pm

Oh you haha! You could've said something ;). Normally I prefer to have my own dish as well but sharing with you was not a problem for me 😀 maybe because normally I go out with my bf for lunch or dinner and then I have to be quick to get enough food lol.

Hope to see you again soon <3

xxx Vivi

Amy Lau December 2, 2013 at 4:03 pm

Oh yeah – those were amazing! Definitely check it out Em. :}

Amy Lau December 2, 2013 at 4:03 pm

Hahha I like to be ninja 😛 Awh perfect so you are well trained in the art of food fighting hahah – definitely have to do it again soon lovely xx

Letitia Harriet December 6, 2013 at 12:44 am

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