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The Drapers Arms, London,

The Drapers Arms

4.6
4.6
1516 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

19:30


Booked 27 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 1,516 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

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

NoiseEnergetic

Loved For

  • North London

    Neighbourhood gem

1,523 Reviews
  1. ConorM

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Such a lovely place. Great service, really chilled but everything handled perfectly. The food was great. Flet like a little slice of heaven for lunch.

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  2. KreepaN

    London

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on 11 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful pub with friendly and helpful staff, delicious food!

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Booked last minute, an hour or so before, and they had a few tables ready to accommodate me and my partner on a busy Bank holiday. We were greeted on arrival by the lovely bar staff, who led us to our table. Non-fussy but attentive service, brilliant wine and food knowledge; the set up is exactly what you would want from a pub that not only serves amazing drinks but beautiful, seasonal food cooked with an eye for detail. Always recommended. Can’t wait to revisit Thanks Drapers Team

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  4. KenP

    Buckinghamshire

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 1 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A lunch time visit to one of tge best gastropods around. It wasn't without stress as my partner had gone away to visit a friend. Unknown to me she had left her phone at home and couldnt confirm when she had returnedto London. I spent 2 hours calling and fretting about where she was before biting the bullet to find she'd been in the pub and was being well taken care of. Food was good and the service was exemplary. What more do you want from a lovely place.

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  5. JamesS

    Norfolk/Suffolk

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 April 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    An enjoyable evening. Good food. Lively atmosphere. Noise level very high so not advisable for elderly relatives.

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  6. Colin

    New York City

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 21 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Consistently my favourite roast in London. Amazing food, great wine list, fantastic pub setting on a beautiful street.

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  7. Badrabbit

    London

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on 18 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Really tasty food, lovely staff, beautiful pub. We're looking forward to returning.

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  8. LorraineC

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 18 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Totally enjoyable evening. The food was excellent. We had Toulouse sausage, lambs kidneys, chilli cabbage and leek gratin. My husband had the confit duck fat potatoes and said they tasted wonderful. I had a Sicilian light skin contact white wine and my husband had the Sussex bitter - both tasted great. Service was friendly and efficient and the bill was very reasonably priced, particularly since this is an Islington gastro pub. We probably chose things from the lower price range, but the quality of what we ordered was excellent.

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  9. boudewijnd

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 11 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    hidden gem as neighbourhood gastropub. will come back.

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  10. MelL

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Another fabulous evening - great atmosphere, top staff and a fabulous wine list. Very good food and in generous portions. A top venue.

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FAQs

The Drapers Arms is rated 4.6 stars by 1516 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a booking

2 people

19:30


Booked 27 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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