Riverford at Duke of Cambridge

Bars and pubs, Gastropubs Islington
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Riverford at Duke of Cambridge

Operating independently for 15 years, in 2014 the Duke of Cambridge joined up with Riverford, the Devon farm and vegetable box company. More than just a happy marriage of compatible businesses, the owner of the Duke – Geetie Singh – and the owner of Riverford – Guy Watson – sealed the knot on their own marriage in June 2014.

Apart from having produce supplied by Riverford, little else has changed at the Duke. Its care for ingredients stretches to a strict fish policy, ensuring only UK fish caught through sustainable fishing with minimal discards are used. A big, often buzzing outer room for drinkers leads to a welcoming, bare-bricked dining room, lit by a large skylight. The blackboard menu features seasonal gastropub staples.



Venue name: Riverford at Duke of Cambridge
Address: 30 St Peter's Street
N1 8JT
Opening hours: Open noon-11pm Mon-Sat; noon-10.30pm Sun. Lunch served 12.30-5pm daily. Dinner served 6.30-10.30pm Mon-Sat; 6.30-10pm Sun
Transport: Tube: Angel
Price: Meal for two with drinks and service: around £70.
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Yelly G

Lovely restaurant at the back of the pub, great portion sizes, interesting flavours and quality ingredients. Service was slow at first - took a long time for a drink of even water! But by the end of the night the waitress had won us round!

Mimi B

I was unfortunately really disappointed by the food and the service here. I am an avid foodie and pub goer and booked a table here for my birthday and by the end of the night was worried that none of my friends were ever going to speak to me again. 

It is a very beautiful building and I love their ethos but regrettably the food was such a let down. Very expensive for very little food (it really felt like the bulk of everyone's meal was just raw celeriac) and the taste was just not there. It is never a good sign that the bread before dinner was the highlight of the night. 

Ellie S

A gorgeous organic pub hidden in the depths of Angel. Delicious food at reasonable prices, with a great atmosphere. I love the events Riverford holds in the back room as well - the summer fete with a complimentary facial was a particular favourite!

Marc L

Our favourite pub, and organic pub, in London. Fresh gastropub meals and a great buzzy atmosphere. Loads of natural light

Farah D

Fresh food, love the fresh fish here and in Autumn now when Venison and other speciality meats come into season.
The Organic beers are great too, and cheaper than alot of regular lagers and ales in the neighbourhood


Went here for an eagerly awaited christmas gathering yesterday. Place looks fabulous, menu sounded delicious, impressed with the organic certificate, relieved it seemed nice and quiet when we got there - a real gem we thought... Avoid this place. The starters were below-average at about £7-£10 a pop, main courses were a travesty at £18/£19 we expected something quite nice. Actually inedible: Roast Pork was in fact a stew of too sweet pork, stewed root vegetables and a couple of boiled carrots a huge plate of gooey sweet mulch. Hanger steaks were served cold, smelled putrid and served with a potato rosti which was literally burnt to a crisp. Friendly staff offered a free dessert and didn't charge for my steak which was appreciated. With a deep breath we gingerly ordered desserts: bowls of stewed prunes were served cold! The chocolate cake was like a rock of butter left in the fridge for a bit too long. Left feeling cheated of quite a lot of money and embarrassed I'd booked it. Don't make the same mistake I did.


Highly recommend. Had a delicious meal here. Yep it's not cheap but it is good quality food and the portions we had were very decent. All seven of us enjoyed our different choices and were absolutely stuffed by the end.