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The Drapers Arms
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.
Our upstairs dining room can accommodate weddings and parties.
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- Surfaces sanitised between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Clean menu provided to every guest
- Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
- Contactless payment available
- Sealed or wrapped utensils used
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Waiting staff wear masks
Whole Roast Chicken
roast potatoes, carrots, greens & bread sauce
fennel, cockles & crispy pig's skin
bacon, bone marrow croutons & frisee
I've been here multiple times and it still stands as the best roast in London!
Fantastic food. Good value and delicious. Staff were really friendly and attentive. Would definitely go again. A wonderful experience.
First meal out and we felt very safe with hand sanitizer on every table and all doors open. Food and service were great - we went on a Sunday and the roast was delicious.
Thanks to their mask-wearing friendly staff and clean setting, we could relax and enjoy the wonderful lunch!
Lovely garden, good staff and very yummy food!
Great as usual ! For sure one of the best pubs in London !
Really lovely evening, thank you. The food and ambience were just perfect
Lovely dinner! Great atmosphere. First dinner out in months!
We found The Drapers Arms expensive. The meal was ok, the service slow, with little
ambience. Sadly, we won’t go again, and would not recommend it to friends.
Adjusting well to the temporary new normal! Delicious beer as ever. Not good for vegetarian options. But if you like meat it has plenty.
We had the slow cooked lamb which was amazing! Highly recommended!
Reluctant as I am to see the Drapers get any busier (it's been my local for over ten years and I like it just the way it is) it's only fair to say that it's my favourite pub in London. The nicest staff, excellent range of beers well kept and a wine list including reliable ordinary wines and interesting fine wines, and consistently good food.
Beautiful food, wine and service! Great first pub to go to after so long in quarantine
Best shared roast in London. Amazing service. Wonderful pub.
Nice location, good atmosphere.
Staff were friendly and helpful. I would definitely recommend.
One of my favourite pubs, great food and wine and always buzzing.
Very, very good local pub. Seasonal, perfectly cooked food and good wine list. Friendly staff.
Very good dining option for 'Gastro' pub food. Nice surroundings and great service. Wonderful wine list and a generally strongly recommended.
We had a lovely time, the food was good, service excellent and we will be back. We all had roast beef which was good but it comes in a piece which was impossible to carve as there was no sharp knife. Next time we will take our own.
Nice but very loud
Ordered our food for 4 people and the starters arrived quickly enough and were very good
Then came the problem , we had ordered the beef to share and about 1 hour after ordering it and after asking about it twice we were eventually told that the chef forget to cook it.
Quite a strange oversight. We were eventually offered discounted drinks and a quick burger as we had time restraints but it was too little to late unfortunately
Disappointing, as the menu was superb and the starters were excellent
I’m still dreaming about that burger...
The best shared steak in islington and best value. £25 cheaper and 30% bigger than the coach in Farringdon! Great service too count myself lucky to live nearby
Again the food was excellent, but this was marred by the excessive noise in the dining room. This was caused by large and noisy groups of diners and the absence of any noise dampening. This made having a conversation with my fellow diners extremely difficult.
Great for a school-night gathering with friends, quiet, cozy gastro-pub.
A lovely Sunday roast at drapers, food was delicious and all served immaculately, highly recommend the lamb! The staff were amazing despite it being incredibly busy, in particular, the host/manager who was really understanding when we were running late!
The slow cooked lamb was out of this world!
Can’t wait to go again.
We had a great lunch but we were rushed to leave we arrived at 1p and was told we needed to give our table back at 2.20p. When asked what the policy was for turning tabled we were told 2 hrs!
The back room is just so loud. Went out for a quiet week night supper and almost left due to noise. Couple of tables of four who were having a jolly time but the acoustics were ao bad it made the room deafening.
Food was excellent as usual - the sharing platters are great. Service quite good. Nice pub, I will keep coming back
Staff were good, some more attentive than others. Really enjoyed the food, great value. Loved the look of the place.
waited half an hour for starters. not scaled to the seating capacity.
Always a great experience dining at the Drapers.
Everything from the staff , ambience to the food and drink is amazing. Our favourite neighbourhood hang
Buena comida, buen servicio y un ambiente acogedor y muy agradable. Excelente relacion calidad precio.
Went there a year ago for a Sunday roast and it was fantastic. Went for Saturday lunch recently and it was pretty poor - Hake came overcooked with some very plain and undercooked boiled potatoes. Lamb suet pie was tasty, but the chips looked like they’d been refried from the evening before. Disappointing.