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Summary

That it’s “very cramped” and “cheek by jowl” is the main accusation made against Tom Oldroyd’s “tiny” Islington two-year-old (“basically a house made into a restaurant, where upstairs is quieter and lighter”). “As you head up the rickety staircase and cross the wonky floorboards, a hint of doubt may cross your mind – don’t let it!”, say fans, applauding the “unpretentious”, “individual” and “full-flavoured” food from “a limited but well-put-together menu”. That said, ratings were “off the boil” compared with last year – perhaps the pressure of opening the Duke of Richmond (see also)?

£52
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3
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3
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2
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* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Summary

That “it’s a bit of a basic, tiny space” colours feedback on Tom Oldroyd’s accomplished but “crushed” Islington yearling. On most accounts his “fabulously tasty, daily changing (if limited) menu” is full compensation, but there’s a noticeable minority for whom “though it’s undeniably good”, the size hinders appreciation.

£51
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4
Very Good
3
Good
2
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* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Summary

“A really exciting addition to Upper Street in terms of innovative cooking” – Tom Oldroyd’s “tiny kitchen” creates “wonderful” tapas-style dishes. Shame his Islington yearling is way “too cramped” though – “it detracts from a meal”.

£42
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4
Very Good
3
Good
2
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* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Summary

Tom Oldroyd (formerly chef-director of Polpo group) goes it alone at this pocket-sized, new modern bistro in Islington, serving a variety of funky sharing plates; it opened too late for our survey, but early press feedback hails it as a bargain.

£42
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* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

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Owner's description

OLDROYD is the first solo restaurant from former Chef Director of the Polpo Group, Tom Oldroyd. Having opened nine restaurants with the group across London, Tom left to focus on his latest venture - OLDROYD.


 OLDROYD opened its doors on 9th July 2015 at 344 Upper Street, just off Camden passage and Islington Green. The restaurant offers a daily changing European menu built around the best seasonal British ingredients.


"I really hope Oldroyd will become an integral part of the Islington dining scene, offering relaxed service and delicious food to locals and visitors alike" - Tom Oldroyd

Prices

Availability 2 courses 3 courses coffee included service included
Lunch £19.00 £24.00

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Veggies Pudding
£7.50 £14.00 £5.50 £8.00
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £25.00
Filter Coffee £2.00
Extras  
Service 12.50%

Restaurant details

Yes
20
36

Private dining

EVENTS, PRIVATE HIRE & CATERING


No matter the location, size or budget, OLDROYD would love to cater for your events. Let us create a bespoke menu that will accommodate all your needs and requirements. 


We look forward to hearing from you.


Contact us on 0208 617 9010 or email bookings@oldroydlondon.com

Oldroyd Restaurant Diner Reviews

Reviews of Oldroyd Restaurant in N1, London by users of Hardens.com. Also see the editors review of Oldroyd restaurant.
Geoffrey P
It's a tiny place opposite the Design Centr...
Reviewed 3 months, 9 days ago

"It's a tiny place opposite the Design Centre Islington - creaky floorboards, spiral staircase and attic dining. But the food is very good indeed - in a straight up sort of way. Well worth the excursion"

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Jonathan L
Mostly tapas type menu with limited number ...
Reviewed 5 months, 19 days ago

"Mostly tapas type menu with limited number of more substsntial courses.Delicious roasted celeriac and fennel starter.The "cuttlefish with black beans" was served with a black ?inkfish sauce but very few slivers of the fish. Gnocchi type vegetarian dish more substantial and good, but not cheap. Friendly and very helpful waitress."

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N B
Had a 'Meat-free Monday' lunch which was de...
Reviewed 11 months, 11 days ago

"Had a 'Meat-free Monday' lunch which was delicious and left us full but not over-fed. This is a tiny restaurant which is either intimate or cramped - I can't quite decide."

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344 Upper St, London, N1 0PD
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Opening hours
Monday12 pm-11 pm
Tuesday12 pm-11 pm
Wednesday12 pm-11 pm
Thursday12 pm-11 pm
Friday12 pm-11:30 pm
Saturday12 pm-11:30 pm
Sunday11 am-10 pm

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