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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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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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64 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Very busy on the Saturday we visited. With booking a table if you're going. There is a nice cosy atmosphere and the food we had was delicious I'm not particularly expensive. One of our party was very happy with her vegetarian "full English" while my two sons were more than happy with their carnivore "full English". I had a delicious... More 

Thank alan c
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I went here for New Years lunch with my old school friend, we meet up a couple of times a year and thought this would be a nice place to visit. The service was excellent, atmosphere was again above standard. The food on the other hand - would of been great - if it was hot. we had to wait... More 

Thank Tracey P
London, United Kingdom
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206 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I came here as a group of 11 for an evening meal on a Friday. It's not a huge place so I recommend booking. It's in a gorgeous little alleyway in Islington with some quirky shops. We were put on a long table in the back corner, which was perfect as we weren't squashed in and didn't have people pushing... More 

Thank Jess M
Istanbul, Turkey
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

...and come to The Elk instead! Great brunch. We had grilled half avocado, perfectly ripe, with poached eggs on toast plus pancakes w blueberry ice cream. Both dishes were delicious.

Thank preciseabandon
Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016

I really fancied an english breakfast along Camden Passage, we were served quickly an the menu seemed really varied and interesting but when the food arrived we realised how average it was. I ordered the veggie breakfast, it didn't seem exciting but then again it was words on a menu and I thought the actual food might taste different. It... More 

Thank chaitali214
Bristol, United Kingdom
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81 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016

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 December 2016

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
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277 reviews
152 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 160 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

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
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 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
Level Contributor
15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016

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 

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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?