The Drapers Arms

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


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 (Tuesday) The Drapers Arms closes at 23.00














22.30 - The Drapers Arms Location Map

Underground Stations

Underground Stations

Angel Tube Station
11 minutes walk
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

Canonbury Overground Station
16 minutes walk
Car Parks

Car Parks

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

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