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the elk in the woods

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European, British, Gastropub
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39 Camden Passage, London N1 8EA, England
+44 20 7226 3535
09:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 23:00
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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79 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My friend and I had popped in here for a light bite weeks ago and really enjoyed it. I decided to come again a couple of weeks later to bring my mum and her friends. Out of interest I checked trip advisor to check on recent reviews and was nearly put off by some very mixed reviews. We took a... More 

Thank George P
Bedford, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Celebrating a family birthday. Atmosphere was cosy although dimmed lighting and colour of menus made them almost impossible to read. Staff were helpful. Unfortunately one of our meals had to be sent back (the beef ribs) as it was so fatty. The other portion of beef ribs was fine. Desserts and wine were good.

Thank Sally H
Level Contributor
275 reviews
151 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 159 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

came here and ordered the 2 platters for sharing with my friend. Great food, great wine, I'll definitely be back. Right in the heart of Islington. Definitely book as it's only small and busy.

Thank daveyh87
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Highly would not recommend this place as the staff seemed most unhelpful. I did complain to the manager who apologies which I appreciate however I've no interest in returning. Heads up if you are going to call ahead and reserve a table.

Thank Bobbi P
London, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I really wanted to like this place! It is on Camden Passage in Angel, which is an adorable pedestrian thoroughfare filled with boutiques. Easy to find, just near Breakfast Club and off the Islington Green. We visited for dinner and had looked at the menu in advance, thought it sounded so great and our tummies were rumbling when we sat... More 

Thank Karen S
London, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had the small plates which were amazing, the deer kebab and sausages were particularly good. The staff were friendly and very attentive and the restaurant is very inviting, will definitely be back!

Thank Mirga
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23 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nice staff, good location, very good food!! First a visit to Loop and the bookstore for some funkopops!

Thank Marikaisa
London, United Kingdom
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've lived in the area for a few years, so this place has been a long term favourite brunch place of mine. A few months I went with my boyfriend and was disappointed - the food was lower quality in produce and preparation. As I've liked The Elk for so long I decided to go back a couple of weeks... More 

Thank 103sarahlambert
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited on 13 November for breakfast. Had been wanting to go for a while but we were very disappointed. The staff were rude and the service was extremely slow. We walked in, asked for a table for two without a reservation and were pretty much laughed at. Offered their low coffee table, which we took. A couple walked in... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

We visited the Elk before and had a great brunch so I thought I'd take my family who was visiting from abroad... We were turned away as we had a child with us. That was embarrassing trying to explain that, unfortunately unlike Paris where EVERYONE is welcome ( even dogs), certain places in London have a no children policy. Considering... More 

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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
    4 of 5 bubbles
European, British, Gastropub
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
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Open Hours
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 39 Camden Passage, London N1 8EA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7226 3535

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