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Charles Lamb
British, Modern
Charles Lamb, 16 Elia St, London, N1 8DE
020 7837 5040    Email    Website   
Harden's Survey Result
Overall Value
3.5
out of 5
Food 
Service 
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3.5
£43
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Gallic ownership helps add a superb, “fun” dimension to this “favourite” Islington gastropub, which serves a “small but perfectly formed” menu of “utterly satisfying” pub grub “with a Gallic twist”; it can get “very crowded”.
Features
Outside Tables Yes1
Last Orders 9.30 pm
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Overall Value
4
out of 5
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Service 
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1 years, 9 months, 8 days ago

"There are four grades of pub food: microwaved grot; "sous-vide" boil-in-the bag gastrokits; posh gastropub nosh; and - rarest and best - real food that tastes like top-notch home cooking. The Charles Lamb achieves this rarest grade. Most recently penne with a meaty ragu, with tomatoes infused with herbs and orange peel, and hot with fresh chilli; home made crab-cakes with garlicky aioli made with dark, strong olive oil; and a bakewell tart that would grace any home-made cake stand in the land. Fine craft beers on tap; friendly and enthusuastic service. Lucky, lucky Islington!"

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