Oldroyd

4.5
31 reviews
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£25 and under
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European
Top tags:
  • Good for a Date
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Lunch
OLDROYD is the first solo restaurant from former Chef Director of the Polpo Group, Tom Oldroyd. Having opened nine restaurants with the group across London, Tom left to focus on his latest venture - OLDROYD.

OLDROYD opened its doors on 9th July 2015 at 344 Upper Street, just off Camden passage and Islington Green. The restaurant offers a daily changing European menu built around the best seasonal British ingredients.

"I really hope Oldroyd will become an integral part of the Islington dining scene, offering relaxed service and delicious food to locals and visitors alike" - Tom Oldroyd
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
European, Modern European
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Hours of Operation
Monday - Thursday: 12:00 - 23:00
Friday - Saturday: 12:00 - 23:30
Sunday: 11:00 - 21:30
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Phone number
020 8617 9010
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Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Business Casual
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Executive Chef
Tom Oldroyd
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Public Transit
Walking distance from Angel underground station
Additional
Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wine

What Insiders Are Saying

The Infatuation
8.5

Oldroyd is a mix of French, Italian, and Spanish, and the best restaurant in Islington. It’s also very small, so plan accordingly.

Ratings 8.0-8.5:The best way to think about restaurants in the low to mid 8′s is that these are the places you would absolutely go back to, anytime. These restaurants are ones that you want to bring a friend to, just so they can also experience the duck carnitas, or burger, or whatever dish the place is known for.
What 31 People Are Saying
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1 review
Dined on 18 July 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

A nice little restaurant with a creative cuisine. We will come back !

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G
London
105 reviews
Dined on 11 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I have to stop coming to this place so often as I don’t want to get bored of it, but for now I think I.m addicted. It’s tiny and fun with inventive and delicious Italian food. The best on Upper Street. Great things come in small packages.

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OT
London
17 reviews
Dined on 30 May 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

The food was ok but over-priced for the portion. Staff were friendly but the place is small.

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G
London
167 reviews
Dined on 26 March 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Good but not excellent. Fine British cuisine with good ingredients. By far the best dish was the lamb which was excellent. The other dishes were fine but did not bowl me over.

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IF
London
2 reviews
Dined on 19 March 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

The space is tiny - as is the kitchen. They do struggle to bring out sharing dishes in a meaningful order and some dishes were quite bland- the croquetas, the lamb...

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OT
London
6 reviews
Dined on 19 February 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Lunch offer is fantastic.

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 23 January 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome food and awesome service. Definitely be back!

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 8 November 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was perfect and all the staff were very friendly and attentive. The food was delicious and the atmosphere cozy! Will definitely be back

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CA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 23 October 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I love everything about Oldroyd. Small cosy place, small delicious menu, great staff.

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AB
London
1 review
Dined on 15 October 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went to Oldroyd for our anniversary dinner and it was pure bliss! (o:

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v
London
12 reviews
Dined on 11 October 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was amazing food, service and ambiance. I can highly recommend this place and would be happy to go back.

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L
London
7 reviews
Dined on 27 September 2017
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

We had a lovely meal, the food was delicious!

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E
London
2 reviews
Dined on 13 August 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Every dish was really great - tasty with a good assemblage of ingredients that complemented each other. Managed to convince someone who said she didn't like rabbit to extol the virtues of the dish. The service was extremely friendly, informative and of high standard. Overall one of the best meals I have had and I have had some good ones in the locality.

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P
London
1 review
Dined on 3 July 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect night in a perfect restaurant. Everyone was friendly and helpful, the food was fabulous and the atmosphere was welcoming and relaxed. Wish I could have tried everything on the menu.

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J
London
1 review
Dined on 6 June 2017
Overall 3food 5service 4ambience 5

The food was really tasty and the staff nice. But the sharing plates were so small and yet so expensive that this has spoiled the whole experience a bit.
The place is really cosy and well decorated though.

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L
London
20 reviews
Dined on 25 April 2017
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 2

The staff were lovely at Oldroyd and looked after us on our anniversary, but for me it was uncomfortable and cramped - we were sat so close to the people next to us I can tell you all about their upcoming holiday, there was also a draft coming up from underneath my seat that I tried to block with my bag. Also, I didn't realise that it was sharing plates as the sample menu looked more like the trad starter and main approach which I prefer. The wine was really nice and some of the food was interesting, just not my style of venue

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D
London
55 reviews
Dined on 4 April 2017
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Another great lunch at Oldroyd. They continue to turn out excellent extremely good value meals. The menu changes frequently so there is always something new to try. The set menu is a serious bargain and the wine list contains some interesting wines.
A real neighbourhood gem.

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PO
London
14 reviews
Dined on 16 March 2017
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Brilliant food and brilliant atmosphere for a relaxed lunch with someone I never met before who was visiting from New York and was introduced to me by a mutual friend. I had the gnocchi with beans - delicious - followed with a super yummy pear ice-cream, a suggestion of our waiter, and a very good single espresso. I am definitely going back, on my own or with friends or even for an informal work meeting.

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DC
London
2 reviews
Dined on 5 March 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice cosy place, delicious food, great value for money, one of my favorite spots.

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s
London
8 reviews
Dined on 24 January 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wonderful meal. Waitress was very knowledgeable on the menu and made sure we didn't over order. Food was fabulous.

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OT
London
5 reviews
Dined on 12 January 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A wonderful meal, cosy and brilliant service. Will be coming back! Xx

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M
London
1 review
Dined on 4 January 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Excellent and inventive food. Excellent and attentive staff. Excellent restaurant.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 4 January 2017
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

We have been to Oldroyd before and always enjoy the food. But last week was maybe the best meal - everything was delicious. I prefer to eat food we would not cook at home and this is what they provide. The staff are just the right sort of friendly and unobtrusive and it is overall a really good dining experience.

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T
London
1 review
Dined on 23 December 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

A visit is a must.
The perfect lunch at an amazing £19. Bliss.

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IH
London
3 reviews
Dined on 21 December 2016
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Nice but unexceptional food on small plates at a good price. The drinks service was fantastically slow, everything arriving too late - aperitif with main course, coffee after the bill etc. But a pleasant atmosphere and a relief from the chain dominance of Upper St otherwise.

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OT
London
33 reviews
Dined on 14 December 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really like the atmosphere here and food is hearty and tasty

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MC
London
5 reviews
Dined on 5 December 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Oldroyd was closed because of the flood in Upper Street and Camden Passage on Monday morning.

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EC
1 review
Dined on 28 November 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had a lovely lunch, only three options from the set menu, for starter and then main course - but this proved to be plenty of choice! The food was original, simple (yet I doubt I could repeat it) and delicious. Thank you!

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B
London
4 reviews
Dined on 15 November 2016
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Small and intimate . The food and service has been impeccable . Kerian and Fabrizo are perfect hosts and happy to explain the dishes. Eating at the bar is always fun if you're with your friends.

Food has consistently been good. Its my go to when I'm in the area. Reservation is recommended due to its popularity and to avoid disappointment.

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OT
Oxford
2 reviews
Dined on 26 October 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome food and dead nice atmosphere. And takes bookings!

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s
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 25 October 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very small space, best to book ahead. Great food and very friendly staff. Our table wasn't available when booked, so they brought us a round on the house and were very accommodating

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