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The Nook, London, England

The Nook

4.8
4.8
78 Reviews
£26 to £40
Contemporary European

An All-Day Venue with Contemporary European Food, Varied Wine List, Coffee and Draught Beer

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2 people

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Booked 4 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary European, Turkish, Mediterranean

  • Hours of Operation

    Fri, Sat 12:00–20:00 Sun 10:00–18:00 Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00–15:00

  • Phone number

    020 7288 2929

  • Payment Options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive Chef

    Lale Oztek-Pook

  • Area

    Islington

  • Parking Details

    None

  • Public Transit

    Highbury and Islington Underground Station - 5 min walk Canonbury Station- 5 min walk Multiple buses serve the area

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Full Bar, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeaway, Wine

What 78 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseEnergetic

Loved For

  • London

    Best Service

  • London

    Contemporary European

  • North London

    Best Overall

  • North London

    Best Food

  • North London

    Best Service

  • North London

    Best Ambience

  • North London

    Healthy

  • North London

    Hot Spot

  • North London

    Notable Wine List

  • North London

    Romance

  • North London

    Good Vegetarian Options

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  1. D

    Diner

    London

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience3

    A real gem in the neighbourhood. Was a bit noisy, but it was a warm night and people out naturally

  2. EJ

    EmilyJ

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Delicious food and friendly but smooth service. Thank you

  3. D

    Diner

    London

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 1 June 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    First time to visit. Enjoyable experience , good wine choice, esp the orange wine. Food was good.

  4. AR

    AngieR

    London

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on 28 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Fabulous little place. Great staff , knowledgeable, friendly and helpful

  5. H

    Heather

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Absolutely fab! Would definitely recommend. Food and wine were wonderful and the service was great.

  6. CM

    CaitlinM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Cute place with delicious food and wine! Would highly recommend

  7. AM

    AnnabelM

    London

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 13 May 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Good standard small plates, interesting wines, nice atmosphere and service.

  8. AB

    AliceB

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always a great evening - awesome food, wine and service. One of my favourites!

  9. A

    Andy

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 12 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food, great wine, great service. I look forward to coming back.

  10. K

    Kipu

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 29 April 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    Loved this place, really friendly and lovely service, delicious food, and lovely atmosphere. Will definitely be going back.

  11. SC

    SlayingCondors

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 12 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience2

    Totally charming wine bar with great choice of interesting cuvees and the perfect small plates to accompany them. A little gem!

  12. Y

    Yaspash

    Exclusive

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 8 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food excellent and imaginative without being fussy. Lovely service and buzzy sparkly atmosphere. Love this little gem of a place.

  13. IC

    IslingtonChris

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great vibe - really attentive but not overbearing service, good value food and perfectly curated music

  14. M

    Marlon

    Bristol

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 12 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent dinner and evening at the Nook. The food was delicious and great for sharing. There is an amazing list of natural wines to choose from. Small restaurant so has an intimate feeling - with a well curated musical playlist so the place has a real buzz. Neighbourhood gem and a great date spot +++++

  15. JT

    JoshyT

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    An excellent experience - really knowledgeable and friendly staff, great music, comfortable, clean and well-designed space and delicious options for food and drink.

  16. E

    Eric

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic food, fantastic services and a great vibe. We'll be back!

  17. a

    adpacman

    London

    80 reviews

    5.0

    80 reviews

    Dined on 2 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Love the idea of this place. Amazing small sharing plates that were cooked to perfection. Brilliant mostly natural or low-intervention wines that had great variation. I tried as many as possible and found the overall quality and choices excellent. Looking forward to my next visit!

  18. MW

    MaudeW

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Best food, best wine, best staff: best time! Really recommend it.

  19. RD

    RosieD

    Oxford

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 January 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Love this place - mind blowing food and wine, great service and the music they have on in the background is also awesome. Thanks, we’ll be back!

  20. ML

    MissLucy

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 2 December 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Lovely little place. Food was very tasty, the wine was very special. Not like other wine I've tasted before!

  21. S

    Stef

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely food, great vibe and good prices! I'll be back soon.

  22. IJ

    InvisibleJim

    London

    14 reviews

    3.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on 20 November 2021

    overall3food3service5ambience4

    Very knowledgeable staff but food was average. Slightly over-priced for quality. Fine but not spectacular

  23. PW

    PhilW

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wonderful little eatery, with lovely food served well. There is music that is not too quiet or loud. I appreciated the range of veggie dishes on offer. Recommended!

  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    A lovely experience with personalised service and a great selection of food and drink!

  25. c

    chrism

    London

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on 11 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    refreshing wine list, great food. Everything well thought out. Banger of a neighbourhood restaurant

  26. EC

    EilinC

    London

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 6 November 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    We had a lovely time with very nice food and a delicious wine selection, thanks to the recommendations from our waiter. The service was really friendly and helpful :)

  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 6 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Really enjoyed the experience. Warm service, delicious food and wine. Nice addition records that they sell.

  28. M

    Minto

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 6 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Simply outstanding food and an excellent atmosphere. Cannot wait to keep coming back! Thanks so much for your service.

  29. F

    Fatih

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 22 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Fantastic as usual. One of our favourite restaurants in London for an outstanding culinary experience.

  30. C

    Cityfoodie

    London

    63 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    63 reviews

    Dined on 8 October 2021

    overall4food4service3ambience2

    Lovely late lunch . They made an effort and allowed us to have the dinner menu as I did not want a sandwich. I had no idea that’s what its served for lunch . A super diner menu , very fresh and great to suppoort a local team. Well done .

  31. K

    Kindall

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Went for lunch and had a lovely crab and crayfish sandwich. Can't wait to go back for dinner!

  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had a quick bit of lunch before the game and it was great- service was great very friendly and welcoming

  33. MD

    MDel

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Delicious food and wine, gorgeous ambience. Couldn’t recommend more!

  34. HP

    HelenaP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great service, amazing food, dreamy amaretto sours

  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 3 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Just great

  36. RD

    RosieD

    Oxford

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 18 August 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great vibe, delicious menu, strong wine selection. Good music too. I’ll be back!

  37. M

    Marlon

    Bristol

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 12 August 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    It is my second time visiting The Nook restaurant and it is an absolute gem. Lovely young couple that run the place - you can see they really care and are putting their hearts into the restaurant ! The food is excellent. The selection of natural wines is excellent. The ambience is intimate. No faults - go and visit !

  38. LB

    LB211

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 12 August 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The Nook is the best! Delicious food, friendly service, great music

  39. AK

    AlexK

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 August 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The Nook is our favourite neighborhood spot. Fantastic food, great cocktails, vinyl on low, and a super friendly staff that makes you feel at home. I can't recommend this place enough!

  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 July 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    A really exciting and adventurous menu! Food was perfectly executed and tasted delicious. The waiter was really friendly and extremely knowledgeable. I’ll definitely be going back!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

The Nook does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo. The Nook also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at 020 7288 2929.

The Nook is rated 4.8 stars by 78 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

June 2022
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Booked 4 times today
Google Map for The Nook

220 St Paul Road Highbury London, England N1 2LL

Additional information

  • Area

    Islington

  • Hours of Operation

    Fri, Sat 12:00–20:00 Sun 10:00–18:00 Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00–15:00

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary European, Turkish, Mediterranean

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking Details

    None

  • Public Transit

    Highbury and Islington Underground Station - 5 min walk Canonbury Station- 5 min walk Multiple buses serve the area

  • Payment Options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    Lale Oztek-Pook

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Full Bar, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeaway, Wine

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