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It’s not often that you’ll get a table and the undivided attention of the bar staff here. Its shabby chic vibe (‘vintage’ wallpaper, scruffy sofas, huge plate-glass windows) attracts a young, arty, professional crowd, and decent drinks and fabulous food mean it’s usually packed. On a big football night, however, it was deserted (no Sky Sports), but who needs company when the food is this good? Starters included perfectly soft pillows of own-made gnocchi smothered in creamy asparagus and pesto sauce, and two juicy scallops with orange coral in a wonderfully garlicky rocket salsa verde. Mains too were delectable: ox cheek in a mustard crumb was as sticky and unctuous as it should be (we made a makeshift doggy bag for what couldn’t be finished). It came on a bed of endive, beetroot and subtle horseradish cream; a ‘Will it be enough?’ side of mash was unnecessary – but so delicious and creamy we almost took that home too. Pancetta-wrapped chicken breast, bone in, was pan-fried and served with crispy rosemary potatoes in a wonderfully flavourful gravy. The quality of the food and cooking is unquestionably high and though we’ve read of service gripes, our waitress was enchanting (though she did forget the wine). There was no question of dessert, but the Easton mess with strawberries was tempting. Roll on the World Cup, we say…


Venue name: Easton
Address: 22 Easton Street
Opening hours: Open noon-11pm Mon-Thur; noon-1am Fri; 10am-midnight Sat; noon-10.30pm Sun. Lunch served 12.30-3pm Mon-Fri; noon-3.30pm Sat; 1-4pm Sun. Dinner served 6.30-10pm Mon-Sat; 6.30-9.30pm Sun.
Transport: Tube: Farringdon tube/rail
Price: Main courses £8-£16.
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Could be thought of as a lesser man’s Exmouth Arms but what The Easton does have over it’s Exmouth Market rivals is available tables, scotch eggs round the clock, and oh so lovely fairy lights.


The Easton is a lovely little pub in Angel /Kings Cross. Although it's in central London it's location is a bit awkward so you will probably be here by design rather than by accident.

The food here is delicious ; I had a gorgeously creamy crab ravioli on my last visit. The portion could have been more generous but quality made up for the lack of quanity. That said, other dishes, such as the fish pie, are plentiful in their portion size and there are sides that can be added to supplement larger appetites.

Quality is not cheap either so you may leave here with a full belly but an empty (ish) wallet.

The staff are lovely and provide good service so the Easton ticks all my boxes.



Well well well, this is a lovely little pub! I visited here for the first time in a while for a work lunch outing and was not disappointed. Even with a group of 25 of us, everyone was happy (FYI, we had pre-ordered our meals). I ordered steak and it was de-lish! Cooked exactly as ordered (medium-rare) and the chips were super-tasty. Staff we're friendly and attentive (Though they need some education on what dandelion and burdock is!). A definite winner.