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The Islington Townhouse

Restaurants, Global Angel
3 out of 5 stars
The Islington Townhouse
Venue says Children eat half price, Monday to Friday, 4-6pm. Children must be 12 years or under & there must be a dining adult. Join the fun, book now!

Time Out says

3 out of 5 stars

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A gastropub near Angel

Credit where credit’s due, the chef at this gastropub can certainly cook: his rare breed pork chop is a slab of fat, meaty awesomeness in a beautiful stroganoff-esque sauce; he can grill a stone bass until the edges crisp up beautifully; and his chocolate fondant will have you making noises worthy of ‘When Harry Met Sally’.

However, on my Friday night visit, they were banging out music so loud that plates were rattling around the table. No one else in the entire venue was eating – and who could blame them? I’d booked weeks in advance, yet instead of putting us in the upstairs restaurant area, they stuck us on little armchairs above the DJ, pounding out house tunes so deafening that our conversation ran like this:

‘I can’t hear you.’
‘Sorry, what was that?’
‘Never mind. I hate this place.’
‘Me too.’

Bizarre, really. The website makes it sound like a gastropub, the food tastes like a gastropub’s and – despite the DJ’s best efforts – the place even feels like one. On a lunchtime or a quiet weekday evening, this could be a good spot for a meal. Assuming they keep the volume down.

The Islington Townhouse says
Our pub takes pride of place on the point where the Liverpool Road meets the bustling, vibrancy of Chapel Street Market. The Islington Townhouse is a charming maze where you’ll always find the perfect spot to settle in to. Downstairs you’ll find a relaxed and welcoming bar, complete with our guest tap beer wall, so there’s always something new and exciting to try. Upstairs you’ll find our plush lounge, a luxurious hangout spot with velvet sofas and open fire. Tucked away on the first discover our speakeasy cocktail bar. On the third floor you’ll find the spacious attic, the ultimate spot for a party. 

We pride ourselves on our range of beers and ales, our fresh and seasonal British food and being part of the Hippo Inns family.


Address: 13 Liverpool Rd
N1 0RW
Transport: Tube: Angel
Price: Dinner for two with drinks and service: around £80.
Menu: View Menu
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