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The Canonbury Bar & Restaurant

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Bar, British, Pub
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21 Canonbury Place, London N1 2NS, England
+44 20 7704 2887
12:00 - 23:00
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 12:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 12:00 - 00:00
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Colchester, United Kingdom
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106 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

This 'open plan' pub/restaurant is very popular with locals and always seems busy. The atmosphere is good and the staff are friendly and efficient, mostly. The restaurant offers a reasonable choice on their menu although the prices are clearly 'London' prices. The sunday roasts are over priced and nothing special. It has a large outdoor area so is a big... More 

Thank swfjambo
London, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

I have been here many many times and thought it was time I wrote a review. It's brilliant! The food is gorgeous and generously served, the interior is lovely and the garden in the summer is perfect! I came here on the 22nd December with 41 of my colleagues and everybody was impressed. All courses were served in a timely... More 

Thank SaffraJay
Canberra, Australia
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79 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

Not really pub grub, but it was okay. We ate in the bar area not realising there were more dining options. Unfortunately, the bar was very noisy and not conducive to dining. We had fish, burgers and pork meals. They were all okay, but for the chips, which were really dry. Service was fine, prices a little expensive.

Thank Gattaca616
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016

The staff mainly the manager Katy were quite stressed about serving a big group of people. We had pre ordered, but despite that I had finished my main course before my husband had been severed. The young woman on the bar whose name I can't remember was cheery and provided a good service. The room looked lovely, but the food... More 

Thank jessica44
London, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

We arrived with 4 kids. Our 2 3 year olds were craving a ham and cheese sandwich and while not on the official menu I was sure that a nice place like the canonbury should have some slices of bread some cheese and ham in the kitchen no matter what day of the week. So I asked the girl at... More 

Thank eye82
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

Went with a large group of friends for a late dinner here - I cannot fault the staff, they were wonderful and incredibly accommodating (I'm sure we were difficult to wrangle at times being such a large group). The venue was also nicely decked out for Christmas and had a nice vibe. Unfortunately the food was only ok, it was... More 

Thank Sophie G
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

I hate this place with a passion, Its the most expensive pub in Islington and the food is terrible. avoid this place!

Thank Andrew K
London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

e arrived and were ignored - I'm 6'4"; wife very pregnant; both very blonde - while others were seated. We asked if we may sit we were abruptly told no; you don't have reservation and were sent to the pub area - fair enough - but after more ignoring (I counted five staff) we left... I hope the food outweighs... More 

Thank Robin H
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

Diabolical management resulting in the first main being served one hour after ordering and the last main being served two and a half hours after ordering. Waiters were quite obviously confused and aimless about the location of our table and seemed to be serving our food to puzzled groups who had already eaten. They seemed delighted with the free food.... More 

Thank Sam D
Harpenden, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

Came her for Sunday lunch. The interior of the the restaurant has been sympathetically and tastefully restored. The service is good, quick and unobtrusive. The haddock omelette was delicious and full of interesting flavours. The burgers are extremely good, but the chips rather disappointing. Puddings excellent. All portions were very generous.

Thank Peter L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$12 - US$25
Bar, British, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 21 Canonbury Place, London N1 2NS, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7704 2887

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?