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The Drapers Arms, London,

The Drapers Arms

4.5
4.5
1531 Reviews
£25 and under
Gastro Pub
GARDEN BOOKING VIA PHONE OR EMAIL ONLY.

The Drapers Arms is a lovely 1830s pub in a residential area of Islington

Very much a pub we are as welcoming to one person sitting with a beer and a paper as to a group having a special meal. In an informal and relaxing atmosphere we nonetheless take our food, drink and service seriously.

Our food is all freshly prepared and our menu changes every day and across the seasons. With a focus on being enjoyable, honest and seasonal we are also affordable - our wine list available on our website is among the very best in London.

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2 people

20:30


Booked 25 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    £25 and under
  • Cuisines
    Gastro Pub, British
  • Hours of Operation
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 12:00pm - 3:00pm, Saturday 12.00pm - 4.00pm, Sunday: 12:00pm - 8:30pm Dinner: Monday - Friday: 6:00pm - 10:30pm, Saturday: 7.00 - 10:30pm
  • Phone number
    020 7619 0348
  • Payment Options
    Carte Blanche, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive Chef
    Aurelien Durand
  • Private party facilities
    We have an upstairs dining room that can hold around 60 for a drinks party and 45 for a dinner. A variety of drink and dining alternatives are available. We also accept large parties downstairs and cater for many weddings, birthdays and other celebrations every year.
  • Area
    Angel
  • Parking Details
    Limited number of pay and display bays in the area. After 6.30pm residents bays and single yellow line can be used as well as at weekends.
  • Public Transit
    Approximately equidistant from Angel and Highbury & Islington tube stations.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 1,531 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseEnergetic

Loved For

  • North London

    Neighbourhood gem

1,538 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Perfect Father’s Day lunch. We were sat upstairs by a window in the sunshine, it was lovely. Roast dinner was yummy and quick. We will be back!

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Careless service, slapdash food, noisy ambience, wholly without charm.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    London

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 9 June 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our beef was over - we asked for medium and it was definitely over. Nonetheless still very tender and we ate it. The food was also not served hot enough for me we should’ve sent it back but we were both too hungry. Love this place but a little bit more attention to detail would’ve gone a long way.

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  4. Jetchimp

    Exclusive

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 6 June 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    One of my favourite pubs. The food is excellent and the service is great.

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  5. AdrianP

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 5 June 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    i love this place as its so relaxed and like a proper pub but also has excellent food - the service and attention is superb - Ill always go here in preference

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 June 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Yorkshires soggy, potatoes old (not crispy), gravy too thin and half the menu out of stock. Very expensive and super grumpy wait staff. Such a shame as was so highly rated!

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    London

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 2 June 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely staff and amazing whole roast chicken platter 🤤🤤🤤

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Hertfordshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 June 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic as always, love it here. Just one thing about the food, the beef was raw, not rare. I understand it’s better to have it under done, but it was barely sealed off and as the sirloin has quite a bit of fat, if it’s not properly rendered, it can be very chewy and stick in your mouth. It was tasty, I’d just seal it off and render the fat more.

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  9. IanP

    London

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 30 May 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Went on a Thursday lunchtime and we were one of only a handful of tables occupied which was surprising. Ironically the noise level was quite high as one party was quite loud and the floors/walls are very plain and hence there is no sound deadening. So a bit lacking in ambience and a bit loud at the same time. My friend and I both had one of the Drapers Arms home made salt crust pies and they were very good indeed. And very reasonably priced. The wine list is outstanding - a really wide choice from all over the world. Against that there are very few bargains - we had an Albarino at I think £42. Service was prompt and friendly. If the place was fuller I can imagine the noise level might be really quite intrusive.

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  10. HangryKitchen

    London

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 27 May 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a lovely time with delicious food. I can highly recommend this pub and will be back.

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FAQs

The Drapers Arms is rated 4.5 stars by 1531 OpenTable diners.

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

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2 people

20:30


Booked 25 times today
Google Map for The Drapers Arms

44 Barnsbury Street, London, N1 1ER

Additional information

  • Area
    Angel
  • Hours of Operation
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 12:00pm - 3:00pm, Saturday 12.00pm - 4.00pm, Sunday: 12:00pm - 8:30pm Dinner: Monday - Friday: 6:00pm - 10:30pm, Saturday: 7.00 - 10:30pm
  • Price
    £25 and under
  • Cuisines
    Gastro Pub, British
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    Limited number of pay and display bays in the area. After 6.30pm residents bays and single yellow line can be used as well as at weekends.
  • Public Transit
    Approximately equidistant from Angel and Highbury & Islington tube stations.
  • Payment Options
    Carte Blanche, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Aurelien Durand
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    020 7619 0348
  • Private party facilities
    We have an upstairs dining room that can hold around 60 for a drinks party and 45 for a dinner. A variety of drink and dining alternatives are available. We also accept large parties downstairs and cater for many weddings, birthdays and other celebrations every year.
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