Comedor Grill and Bar

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Steakhouse

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This Latin American-influenced steak restaurant offers a choice of traditional cuts of beef, fish and other meats, as well as a wide selection of mouth-watering lighter bites, including tasty sides and salads, with all dishes prepared from fresh ingredients on the premises.

Come and enjoy the exciting mix of tastes and flavours in our friendly, independent, local restaurant.
At the weekend we serve our popular ‘bottomless brunch’ as well as lunch or alternatively you could book in for our ‘Monday Madness’ night when we offer 50% off all of our delicious steaks.

Soak up the inclusive Latin atmosphere at this comfortable Islington eatery. Our restaurant is on the busy Upper Street, a stone’s throw away from Arsenal stadium – look out for our amazing pre and post-match deals. We are opposite the town hall for weddings and walking distance to Union Chapel, Almeida, Assembly halls and Sadlers Wells for music, gigs and theatrical events. Keep an eye on our pre-theatre deals.



What 502 People Are Saying
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London
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

great steaks and cocktails. plenty of choice great service from the staff

CO
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 26 August 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Good food, half price steaks on a Monday so you can’t go wrong!

g
London
7 reviews
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely place. My starter of ceviche was delicious. Steaks were perfectly cooked. My chimichurri sauce was delicious as were my side orders of sweet potato fries and spinach! Will definitely return!

s
London
3 reviews
Dined on 22 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our steaks were all cooked to perfection and were fabulous. We loved the chips too. My boys had their burgers cooked to their taste. I had a lovely glass of Malbec Everyone was very happy. The service was friendly and attentive. It’s not the first time we have been to Comedor and it won’t be our last.

AS
London
1 review
Dined on 21 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I had a amazing dinner with my girlfriend,The food it was amazing and the staff very friendly.

TB
London
3 reviews
Dined on 20 June 2019
Overall 1food 2service 2ambience 1

On arrival we were told that their wifi didn't work so we would have to pay by cash. On learning that I did not have enough they directed me to a cashpoint close by. There were probably only about 6 tables occupied out of the numerous available. We just ordered one course - a fillet steak each. Mine was so tough and full of sinew making it impossible to cut and eat. It also lacked flavour. I was not going to complain as I felt the restaurant was clearly struggling but the waitress came up and caught me trying to hack my way through it and offered to get me a new one. The replacement was tender and delicious. Maybe they need to find a new meat supplier as a restaurant that holds itself out as a steakhouse needs to always serve top quality steaks? Sadly I do not see this restaurant lasting as all the others in Upper Street were buzzing! On a positive note the service was good!

F
London
1 review
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

The steaks were really good and everyone at the table loved them. The waiter gave us very useful recommendations and was helpful and friendly throughout the dinner.

On a less positive note the room is not the most inspiring for that type of meal. The music and lighting weren't improving the experience. Really quiet as well.

An overall good experience, that I would recommend for the quality of the food, but probably won't repeat because it's not a 'go back to' kind of place.

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 4 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was amazing, we had the chateaubriand! Service was quality, they answered all our questions and were very attentive when needed.

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 26 April 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 2

Quite expensive for what it is. Had a starter of prawns and asparagus. You didn’t get many of either for £9.95. Burger was decent. Iberico pork was overdone to the extent it could have come from a pig raised anyhow. When they came to ask me how are meal was I told them about the pork and they had no idea how to react. After that the service was frosty.

G
Gloucestershire
7 reviews
Dined on 11 April 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Good food but pricey and basic ambience - handy location

PJ
London
10 reviews
Dined on 11 April 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Always good food and a friendly attentive service.
I’d recommend this restaurant looking for good quality steaks, a quick service and reasonable prices.
It’s becoming my regular pre-match venue.

JT
Kent
1 review
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great, we’re regulars

KE
London
4 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Lovely restaurant friendly staff and wonderful food

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 9 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really good food. Will definitely come again!

AB
London
1 review
Dined on 28 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ate here before going to a concert at the Garage. Lovely warm welcome, great atmosphere and excellent food. Steaks are half price on a Monday which was lucky - it's a bit pricey because the prices are just for the steak - you have to pay extra for all the sides but it was worth it. Looking forward to going back.

V
London
4 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous steak!

AN
London
2 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

The place is very nice very good atmosphere, Monday they have 50% discount on meat that was perfect for new years eve... the only thing bad was the meat was served in a chopping board making the meat go cold very quick, we had a platter which had 4 different type of meat and it was too raw hardly cooked I say, we asked for medium-rare.

OT
London
6 reviews
Dined on 7 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Yet again another super night at the comedor ! Delicious food, people who understand and deliver excellent customer service, and the cocktails are divine.. best espresso martini I’ve had in a while! Thanks Brett .. well run ship indeed. For anyone thinking of going here do it, you won’t be disappointed.

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 2 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food! Great service! Highly recommended.

n
London
33 reviews
Dined on 31 October 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

The staff was super kind, specially Davide. The food came fast and it’s always a very good dining experience, that’s why I always come back!

PJ
London
10 reviews
Dined on 22 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Another excellent experience at this venue.
Service was very good and the steaks were exceptional.
I would have no hesitation in recommending this restaurant to anyone.

n
London
6 reviews
Dined on 22 October 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Excellent steak, really good value on a Monday night when it is 50% off. I’d highly recommend the sweet potatoes with chorizo as well.

SW
London
3 reviews
Dined on 15 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Outstanding steak beautifully cooked! Good value on Monday’s.

OT
London
6 reviews
Dined on 25 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place. Great staff , excellent service and the food is fabulous!

IN
London
10 reviews
Dined on 18 August 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

We waited 25 minutes before the orders were taken then we had a fairly average starter (my crab had some inedible bits of shell) and steak (really fatty) with a bottle of basic Chardonnay and two glasses of Malbec for £55 each. Dreadful service and a less than average meal. Don’t believe the hype.

b
London
36 reviews
Dined on 12 August 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

One of our favourite restaurants in the area. Great quality steak every time. Expensive but worth it.

D
London
20 reviews
Dined on 12 August 2018
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 3

Went for the Sunday brunch special with bottomless drinks option. Excellent food - my steak was particularly good - the concept of 3 small plates works well but the waiting staff could make more effort to ask in which order they are required. The ability to mix between bottomless drinks - bloody Marys, Prosecco, mimosas, sangria - was also a useful feature. Service could have been a bit quicker but we had plenty of time so it wasn't really an issue. Would thoroughly recommend for a leisurely weekend lunch.

CD
London
2 reviews
Dined on 17 July 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Decided to go here as their promotion of £10 steak seemed too good to be true! We were under the illusion that it included the steak on their menu- fillet, sirloin etc but when we sat down and ordered, the waiter informed us it was just for a flat iron steak (not even on the menu). This was rather disappointing as all day we had been looking forward to something else.

When the food came out, it was delicious - flat iron tasted fantastic so not faults there! The sides and sauce is a bit pricey (£1.95 for a small peppercorn sauce) but did taste good.

In total, the meal (including wine) came to £140 for 4 people. We were expecting a cheaper evening considering the steak was £10 so watch out for those additional extras.

I would come back, but am more cautious that if it seems too good to be true price wise, it probably is! We all really enjoyed the food though!

EO
London
1 review
Dined on 2 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Celebrating our wedding anniversary, its been a few years since we last went and we are glad we came back! Service was excellent!
Asado starter was melt in the mouth tasty and we shared a Porterhouse which was cooked perfectly. Sides and drink was very good quality. I will deffo not wait years to come back again.

Thanks to the management for making this a memorable evening.

CF
1 review
Dined on 11 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was excellent, the service was excellent. The waiter was very helpful and knowledgeable without being over bearing. Could not fault a thing. Cannot wait to go back.

a
London
1 review
Dined on 8 June 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Went here to celebrate a birthday. Friendly service and great meat options! Starters were tiny however, and wine was not great (although that was probably just our poor choice). The restaurant was almost empty despite a Friday night, which did actually suit us quite well. I would go back, definitely, but not for a special occasion but more for a casual meal.

CG
London
15 reviews
Dined on 26 May 2018
Overall 2food 5service 1ambience 4

I will try to be concise

- Food was really tasty as well as the drinks, but they did advertise pisco sour on opentable and on the billboards outside the restaurant.  when i asked for the pisco sour they said the menu had changed and was not on the bottomless menu anymore. I pointed to the sign outside that was advertising this. The guy there (I assume was the manager/waiter) added  that if i wanted the pisco sour would be a la carte.
- After an hour an a half the same guy mentioned above came over to  say that our time for bottomless brunch was over,but other tables were offered a last round before they left. We didn't.
-When we were still in the middle of our last drink...the bill arrived. We had not asked for it at any point.
-We also overheard the manager asking the table behind us if they were sure about what they order because the dishes that were brought out were incorrect.

- food and drinks were good but after paying almost £40 per person I would NOT recommend this place to anyone or come back.

JC
London
8 reviews
Dined on 13 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food with very friendly service. Our steaks were delicious! Will definitely be returning soon and highly recommend Comedor Grill and Bar.

LB
London
10 reviews
Dined on 30 April 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

We went for the 50% off Steak on a Monday. Steak was delicious! Restaurant very busy, so definitely recommend booking. I’ll be back to enjoy more steak soon!

OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 9 April 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Always love dining here and the manager was absolutely wonderful

DC
London
4 reviews
Dined on 7 April 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Best steak (and chips!) I have had in ages. Superb.

GJ
1 review
Dined on 1 April 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great food my steak was delicious. friendly service. Highly recommend anytime of the day

LY
London
4 reviews
Dined on 17 March 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Was amazing, had a lovely brunch with my friend that came from outside of London.

I will most defiantly be coming again! Great bottomless prosecco deal with three small dishes quite filling, great food and lovely staff. Can not complain!

n
London
33 reviews
Dined on 12 March 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It´s the best steak restaurant in London! The quality is amazing, everything is so tasty, and they have an excellent value for money. I highly recommend it and it´s definitely one of my favourites restaurants in London!

MC
London
7 reviews
Dined on 9 March 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

We went for the offer of a £10 steak monday to Friday. To my suprise when we got there it was only 1 steak on offer and this was a steak thats not even on their menu and 1 iv never heard of.. Be careful of hidden extras i.e the tiny pot of sauce is £2 and sides are small. I dont think i would go again to be honest.