1251 by James Cochran

The ambitious modern British menu showcases his Michelin-starred training in a relaxed, convivial setting where Kentish produce takes centre stage.

The restaurant is housed across two floors with an additional 8 seats on an outdoor terrace in Islington. Both floors have a minimal, studio-like interiors, dotted with quirky features from the original Victorian building alongside contemporary artwork from local artists.

The menu focuses primarily on plates served in a sharing style for lunch and dinner, with the offering including the option of a five or eight-course tasting menu (both available as vegetarian) - showcasing his multi-faceted heritage and his Michelin-starred restaurant experience - having worked at The Ledbury and The Harwood Arms). Open daily, from 11am to 11pm. 

Ideal For

Creative cuisine

Signature Dishes

Raw Orkney scallops with buttermilk whey, red meat radish, green apple & charcoal; potato spaghetti with cured egg yolk, truffle & burnt butter cream and Jerk-spiced monkfish with iceberg lettuce, watermelon & coriander.

Signature Drinks

The wine selection focuses on organic bottles sourced from all over the world. The cocktail offering features house classics such as the 1251 Negroni with house-made vermouth infused with sweet cicely foraged from Kent, as well as the 1251 Bloody Mary Martini.


For groups, James serves his signature Goat Sharing Board with a selection of cuts of goat served alongside accompaniments including Black Eyed Pea Dahl and Scotch Bonnet Jam.