1251 Restaurant


Get a taste of modern British dining from a Michelin-trained chef.

James Cochran, of Michelin-starred The Ledbury and his eponymous restaurant in EC3, is opening a brand new restaurant on Upper Street. Cochran is no stranger to this territory; he once opened a restaurant on the same Islington street. 12:51 reflects a contemporary; from the experimental menu, to the minimal studio-like interior, alongside changing artwork from local artists and a curated playlist of classic funk, soul and hip hop tunes.

Focusing on produce sourced from Kent, the menu at 12:51 leans towards modern British sharing plates with injections of multi-faceted flavours. Signature dishes including the goat sharing board with black eyed pea dahl, roti, scotch bonnet jam and pineapple. If a la carte isn't quite enough, you can opt for the tasting menu. Whether it's lunch, dinner or late night snacking, you can wash it all down with organic wines and Cochran's take on classic cocktails, like the 12:51 Negroni and Bloody Mary Martini.


On sale until 24th Oct 2028


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Day Open Close Notes
Monday 11:00 23:00
Tuesday 11:00 23:00
Wednesday 11:00 23:00
Thursday 11:00 23:00
Friday 11:00 23:00
Saturday 11:00 23:00
Sunday 11:00 23:00



1251 Restaurant, 107 Upper St, N1 1QN



Nearest Station

Angel (Tube)

Private Hire

Name Type Capacity
Cost Min spend
Min spend
Upstairs Private Room 30 50 - £1,500 £3,000

Please email info@1251.co.uk

Whole Venue Hire 54 100 - £5,000 £7,000

* The minimum spends are a guideline only and vary according to the day and time of the year.

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Believe The Hype: We Got The Goods At 1251

Believe The Hype: We Got The Goods At 1251

The interiors of 1251 are remarkably plain. Sparse and simple, it bears more similarity to a hospital waiting room than one of the most talked about spots on Upper Street, but this highly acclaimed endeavour from Whitstable-raised, Scottish-Vincentian chef James Cochran, is anything but plain. Boasting…

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