Harden's survey result
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“Islington lacks upmarket restaurants”, and this “well-spaced” and “attractive” old veteran – complete with “good-looking conservatory and lovely outside tables on a warm day” – has a loyal (generally silver-haired) fanclub. It’s not a foodie fave rave though, with “cooking that’s more akin to banqueting than to haute cuisine”.
“It’s been around forever” – this “beautiful” favourite “in the heart of Islington”, with its “lovely” and “spacious” interior (especially the conservatory); critics say its pricey, “grown up” food is “coasting on its longevity” – but it’s been like this for as long as we can remember!
A surprisingly grand and spacious, and rather “pricey”, Islington old-timer, which is a “lovely place to eat”, especially if you nab a seat in the conservatory or garden; the rather “samey” cuisine, though, “has not really kept up with the times”.
Critics may still find the food “more reliable than exciting”, and prices “somewhat inflated”, but this (surprisingly) grand and “charming” Islington veteran is “as popular as ever”; the conservatory is undoubtedly a “special venue”.
106 Camden Passage, London, N1 8EG
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Mon - Sun noon - 2.30 pm, 5.45 pm - 11 pm
Last orders: 11 pm