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44 Barnsbury Street, Islington, London N1 1ER
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Monday-Friday 12pm-3pm & 6pm-10.30pm | Saturday 12pm-4pm & 7pm-10.30pm | Sunday 12pm-8.30pm
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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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Hilton London Islington Hotel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel † from £89† 26% off
53 Upper Street, N1 | 6 minutes from The Drapers Arms
The Business Design Centre next door is the obvious attraction for many of the guests at this smart, efficient Hilton Hotel, but Islington's excellent restaurants and ... More
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60 Pentonville Road, N1 | 12 minutes from The Drapers Arms
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1 Kings Cross Road, WC1X | 20 minutes from The Drapers Arms
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209-211 Liverpool Road, Islington, London N1 | 1 minute from The Drapers Arms
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116 Cloudesley Road, Islington, London N1 | 6 minutes from The Drapers Arms
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207 Liverpool Road, Islington, London N1 | 1 minute from The Drapers Arms
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10 Thornhill Road, Barnsbury, , Islington, London N1 | 2 minutes from The Drapers Arms
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The Drapers Arms, 115 Upper Street, N1 | 6 minutes from The Drapers Arms
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The Drapers Arms, 14 Dagmar Passage, N1 | 6 minutes from The Drapers Arms
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The Drapers Arms, Compton Terrace, N1 | 7 minutes from The Drapers Arms
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Almeida Theatre
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Almeida Street, Islington, London N1 | 4 minutes from The Drapers Arms
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Islington Assembly Hall
London > Entertainment > Live Music
Upper Street, Islington, London N1 | 5 minutes from The Drapers Arms
Opened in 1930, Islington Assembly Hall, the headquarters of the Borough of Islington, was extensively refurbished in 2010 by Islington Council to become a live music ... More
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The King's Head
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115 Upper Street, Islington, London N1 | 6 minutes from The Drapers Arms
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The Little Angel Theatre
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14 Dagmar Passage, Cross Street, Islington, Islington, London N1 | 6 minutes from The Drapers Arms
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Estorick Collection of Modern Italian Art
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39a Canonbury Square, N1 | 8 minutes from The Drapers Arms
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The Enchanted Christmas House
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2-18 Britannia Row, N1 | 8 minutes from The Drapers Arms
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Barnsbury Hall, Barnsbury Street, Islington, London N1 | 3 minutes from The Drapers Arms
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274 Upper Street, Islington, London N1 | 5 minutes from The Drapers Arms
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16-20 Wharfdale Road, N1 | 13 minutes from The Drapers Arms
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Aga Khan Centre
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10 Handyside Street, N1C | 15 minutes from The Drapers Arms
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Jenius Social
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Unit 8 The Islington Studios, 6 Hornsey Road, N7 | 15 minutes from The Drapers Arms
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5 Pancras Square, King's Cross, London N1C | 14 minutes from The Drapers Arms
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Arthouse, 1 York Way, N1C | 14 minutes from The Drapers Arms
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Skip Garden
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Tapper Walk, King's Cross, London N1C | 14 minutes from The Drapers Arms
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The Drapers Arms
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
44 Barnsbury Street, Islington, London N1 | Same location as The Drapers Arms
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209-211 Liverpool Road, Islington, London N1 | 1 minute from The Drapers Arms
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Pisco Embassy
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176 Upper Street, Islington, London N1 | 4 minutes from The Drapers Arms
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Hoxley & Porter
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153 Upper Street, Islington, London N1 | 4 minutes from The Drapers Arms
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Dirty Martini, Islington
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74 Upper Street, Islington, London N1 | 7 minutes from The Drapers Arms
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The Vestry, Union Chapel, Compton Avenue, N1 | 6 minutes from The Drapers Arms
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Business Design Centre
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52 Upper Street, Islington, London N1 | 7 minutes from The Drapers Arms
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