The Drapers Arms
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. Well chosen and carefully tended ales (Harveys Sussex and two on rotation) and wines (18 available by the glass) add to a range of authentic lagers, spirits and soft drinks.
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 - we were very pleased in our first year to receive a 'Bib Gourmand' by Michelin for 'Good food at affordable prices'.
Our upstairs dining room can accommodate weddings, christenings and parties and is among the finest private hire options in London.
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Mon - Fri 12:00PM - 3:00PM
We had one of the best Sunday lunches that we have had at a pub in a long time. The roast lamb was delicious, as were the roast potatoes and greens. The very extensive wine list meant that we could find the perfect wine match as well. The staff were very friendly, helpful and efficient. it is no wonder that this place gets booked up on most Sundays, but it is definitely worth the effort of getting organised and booking a table in advance.
Unfortunately what I wanted for main course was not available and it wasn’t too late in the evening. However it was the very high level of noise in the room that really marred the evening.
Wonderful as ever. Great staff and relaxed but attentive service. Food worth breaking the good behaviour for.
The Drapers always delivers. Damn good food, whether you’re with mates for boozy one or taking your folks for a roast it’s hard to beat. Thanks again
One of my favourite places for a Sunday roast in North London - the big sharing roast dinners are the best!
The menu was varied and offered a wide range of dishes all of which were not your average fare.
Food when it arrived was piping hot and delicious.
Staff were very attentive and helpful in all aspects from choosing a dish to selecting a wine.
Atmosphere was relaxed and perfect for a casual lunch.
Would definitely return
Outstanding service from all bar and restaurant staff, great interpersonal skills too! - a great team.
Sunday roasts were really lovely, we had the pork loin and the lamb -both cooked perfectly - well worth the price.
Tiny criticism - The creme caramel is hugely overpriced at £8 - it’s nice but no different from that bought at any high street supermarket.
Overall a fantastic experience and we will definitely be returning on a regular basis.
Thank you to the wonderful staff
Beautiful rib of beef for two, friendly staff, and a nice beer garden at the back.
Since last visit menu simpler and cleverly priced.
Very pleasant to sit in the garden and share three starters.
The Sicilian white by the glass delightful.
Charmingly served by our attentive member of staff.
Will come again later this month.Thank you.
£8 for 5 half of mini fried artichoke and rocket
£8 for 12 pieces of beetroot, 5 bits of goats cheese and watercress
Both are a joke did that price
£9.5 for 4 mini bits of squid with chorizo and beans seems a little pushy too
Overall quiet dissatisfied.
Service was soulless and didn’t try to get us drinks
Excellent cooking. We would have appreciated being able to book a table in the garden.
Such a great place !!
Very cool wine list - must see
Lovely pub has a really great feel. Would recommend.
its a great room, and the staff immediately make you feel like you've come to their place! i had clams and the lamb, and both were outstanding. definitely restaurant quality, albeit at restaurant prices.
Food was good, able to sit in garden in the sunshine
Took really long to get our roasts. They had said 20 mins after the starters was cleared but it was close to 50 mins. Also, the waiter claimed to be an expert on wines (said he had done a wine tasting earlier before the restaurant opened that day) but the suggestions he gave was completely off (i.e. he said a fruity and light red was very heavy and dry).
We love The Drapers. It’s just of the grid, so it’s rarely packed. The food is great. The ambience is fantastic. The staff are great. So is the wine list. Good people watching too. We often bring friend who are visiting so they can experience a lovely little slice of London life.
Standard excellence from the Drapers Arms... it is like that old jumper that you always put on in the knowledge it’s comfy and toasty warm... dependable! More than I can say for a lot of the questionable restaurants / ‘gastro pubs’ around at the moment...
Fantastic meal again at the Drapers Arms! They were very accommodating of us eating outside and of our 7 year old daughter!
The food was very salty, otherwise a lovely spot! Have always enjoyed the drapers arms
Beautiful pub and delicious food, but a little too noisy.
Great food, service and atmosphere but we were moved on after a few hours despite being told this wouldn’t happen at time of booking.
Always good food at the Drapers Arms, plus excellent, v friendly service on this last visit.
Yummy food and fantastic service. Quite noisy in upstairs room with big tables near us
ridiculously expensive for really average food, cooked without any love or care.
for these prices you could eat almost anywhere in London and get amazing food - not here though.
also really noisy on a Sunday lunch slot.
Food was classic, simple but delicious. Service was slow however, our main come an hour and a half after ordering (we had ordered starters too luckily, which came a little before then)
Great service delious food and a fun atmosphere for Sunday lunch
Didn’t enjoy the plaice as much as other meals I’ve had at Draper’s Arms. Very salty.
I had my wedding party there and it couldn’t have been better. It’s our local pub so we know the staff and they were lovely. They made sure that we had everything we needed including plenty if water on the hottest day ever. The food was amazing great quality and cooked beautifully and loads of everything. I would absolutely recommend this pub for a drink a meal or a party x
Went for Sunday Roast, family of 6 - and most of us adults. The mains were abundant and the sauce excellent. We had lamb and beef, and there was more than enough for us. The dessert was not necessary, but our youngest really wanted to have it, so she got the panna cotta - very creamy. Only complaint is that there were bits of sand or stone in my cabbage - otherwise a fine meal.
Great Sunday lunch, as always, with lovely atmosphere and really good service. Food was tasty, though thought this time the starters, while having interesting ingredients and combinations, had sauces that slightly overpowered the flavour of the main ingredient - e.g. ox tongue, smoked salmon.
Brilliant as always. Thank you Queenie for such wonderful service. Food was delicious and as was the wine.
Best roast I’ve had in ages. Lovely pub, in a beautiful neighbourhood.
We booked on Friday afternoon for that evening. We were on a shared bench by the door. The food was lovely and good portion sizes. Really extensive wine list with options for all pockets. The venue could do with a little more atmosphere, there was low volume music on but it wasn’t very social. Got more lively as the evening progressed.
Service incredibly slow; waited over an hour for mains. Dad’s fish arrived cold.
Amazing Sunday roast
Best Father’s Day lunch! Room for the pram, AND amazing food!
Beautiful pub, gorgeous food, excellent friendly service.
Amazing shared fore rib of beef.
Excellent food as always