RestaurantsLondonBarnsburyN1

survey result

Summary

£60
  £££
3
Good
3
Good
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Comfort food with modern twists” which “make it different from the usual pub fare”, plus “one of the best-priced wine selections in London”, explain the enduring success of this early-Victorian Islington gastroboozer. Licensee Nick Gibson “is a gem”, and leads an “attentive front of house team” who ensure that “every dish is a pleasure”. “Only drawback is that it can get far too busy and noisy”.

Summary

£58
   ££
3
Good
3
Good
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Fantabulous Sunday roast” heads the “good mix of pub fare and some more lively dishes” at this well-run and “very busy” Islington gastroboozer: one of the best known in that ’hood. It has an “interesting wine list at reasonable prices, too”.

Summary

£58
   ££
3
Good
3
Good
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Fantabulous Sunday roast” heads the “good mix of pub fare and some more lively dishes” at this well-run and “very busy” Islington gastroboozer: one of the best known in that ’hood. It has an “interesting wine list at reasonable prices, too”.

Summary

£53
   ££
3
Good
3
Good
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Ticking the boxes for an excellent neighbourhood local” – this mega-popular Islington gastropub has a “lovely building and location”, provides “solid and interesting food at quite sensible prices” and “drinkers are just as welcome as those wanting food” (with “a very good wine list if you’re not into pints”).

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Restaurant details

Highchair
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No dress code
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The Drapers Arms Restaurant Diner Reviews

Reviews of The Drapers Arms Restaurant in N1, London by users of Hardens.com. Also see the editors review of The Drapers Arms restaurant.
Anne F
Food was good, big plates, nice airy room. ...
Reviewed 10 months, 26 days ago

"Food was good, big plates, nice airy room. only grumble is the the long interval between stater and main course; interesting wine list, good value for money"

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Prices

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Veggies Pudding
£8.50 £20.00 £4.00 £8.50
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £15.40
Filter Coffee £3.00
Extras  
Bread £1.50
Service 12.50%
44 Barnsbury Street, London, N1 1ER
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Opening hours
Monday12 pm‑3 pm, 6 pm‑10:30 pm
Tuesday12 pm‑3 pm, 6 pm‑10:30 pm
Wednesday12 pm‑3 pm, 6 pm‑10:30 pm
Thursday12 pm‑3 pm, 6 pm‑10:30 pm
Friday12 pm‑3 pm, 6 pm‑10:30 pm
Saturday12 pm‑4 pm, 7 pm‑10:30 pm
Sunday12 pm‑8:30 pm

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