The Dolls House Islington

Restaurants , British Barnsbury
  • 4 out of 5 stars
(4 user reviews)
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The Dead Dolls House has moved from its supposedly temporary Hoxton base (which actually lasted 18 months) to this sprawling, three-storey site, formerly House of Wolf. Expect the same mix of live jazz, resident DJs, seasonal menus and Sunday roasts. 

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The Dolls House Islington says
The Dolls House is an impressive three-storey Victorian townhouse, the perfect setting for weddings, birthdays, engagement parties or corporate events. As well as large-scale events, this unique venue with three private rooms can host intimate gatherings of friends or candlelit dinner parties.
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Venue name: The Dolls House Islington
Address: 181 Upper St
N1 1RQ
Opening hours: Tue-Wed 5pm-2am; Thu-Sat 11am-4am; Sun 11am-midnight
Transport: Tube: Highbury & Islington
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Average User Rating

4.3 / 5

Rating Breakdown

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Nicky G

We chose this place for the £15 bottomless Bloody Marys and Mimosas - the staff were friendly and let us stay a few hours on our bottomless drinks, so good for a Sunday group hangover brunch. Other than that, it was fairly standard -the food options were the standard with a few added extras - eggs benedict, eggs with avocado on toast, potato hash, fry up, vanilla pancakes. As someone who eats gluten free my only comment on the food offer is that it would have been good to have the option of gluten free toast, which would have given more options for food than the potato hash, or a plate of eggs. I went for poached eggs with avocado, which was nice but felt pretty light without sourdough. As a side point and maybe a benefit, I was expecting from the name and reviews that the decor would be somewhat more whimsical, but this is more an exposed brick wall, wooden floor type of place.

Stephen M

 Went down Thursday, really good vibe and 241 cocktails. Cant really argue, love the way its set up. Really good tunes and bar tender was a nice bloke who made a cracking cocktail. Be down again, same time next week


Loved the décor in the upstairs function room, the staff were really friendly albeit very slow at serving. The platters that were ordered were nice, tried the veggie roll and the beef also the canapes were great. Slightly overdone with the herbs and the ham hock terrine wasn’t the best but largely nice food! Good atmosphere in the main downstairs bar too.