The Drapers Arms

 
 
ADDRESS
44 Barnsbury Street, Islington, London N1 1ER 
 
RESERVATIONS
 
OPENING TIMES
Lunch: Mon to Sun 12noon-3pm, Dinner: Mon to Sat 7pm-10.30pm
 
PRICES
Main courses £10-£19
 

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The Drapers ArmsBen Maschler (son of Evening Standard food critic Fay) and Nick Gibson have taken over The Drapers Arms in Islington and improved on what was already a very good gastropub. Bringing years of experience at Soho House and Geronimo Inns, Ben has appointed Karl Goward - previously head chef at St John - as head of the kitchen giving the menu a 'nose-to-tail' bias with mains made using offal and off-cuts. The interior is lighter than previously, making better use of the high ceilings and sense of space as well as the wonderful garden out back. There's a choice between eating in the pub downstairs or upstairs in the more formal (though sparsely decorated) dining room, but everything is prepared from fresh, in-season ingredients. Traditional British fare cooked perfectly and priced reasonably - pub experiences don't get much better than this. The Drapers Arms also benefits from its staff, who are obviously a happy bunch, friendly, efficient and they really know their stuff. The wine list is good, the garden gorgeous and the Bloody Marys marvellous.

 

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Opening and closing times for The Drapers Arms

Today (Saturday) The Drapers Arms closes at 23.00

Monday:

12.00
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23.00
 
 

Tuesday:

12.00
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23.00
 
 

Wednesday:

12.00
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23.00
 
 

Thursday:

12.00
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23.00
 
 

Friday:

12.00
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23.00
 
 

Saturday:

12.00
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23.00
 
 

Sunday:

12.00
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22.30
 
 

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Underground Stations

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Angel Tube Station
 
11 minutes walk
 
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Car Parks

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Elia Mews Car Park
 
13 minutes walk
 
Macclesfield Road NCP
 
19 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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