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The Pig and Butcher

#292 of 18,558 Restaurants in London
₹₹ - ₹₹₹, British,
80 Liverpool Road | Islington, London N1 0QD, England
+44 20 7226 8304
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good30%
  • Average5%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“sunday roast” (62 reviews)
“beef” (36 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM Hours
Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
80 Liverpool Road | Islington, London N1 0QD, England
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Let’s start with the positives: the restaurant itself is absolutely beautiful, loads of natural light and antique furniture. It has an extremely bright and comforting atmosphere which has clearly been put together very carefully. The young staff are super efficient and friendly, and it’s always...More

Thank giuliadb17
Reviewed 6 days ago

Best meal I've had in the area by quite some way. The beer on offer was excellent and the staff were great. I would highly recommend reserving a table as the place is very popular.

Thank David C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Booked for a friends 40th. The place was heaving on a Saturday night which is no doubt testament to the quality of the place. Greeted by friendly staff the bar man whilst we waited for our table served a few cool drinks, sadly he was...More

Thank Jellyand
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We've been wanting to try this place for ages. Booked the first slot for evening service. It's a very nicely kitted out gastro pub but we came on a hot day and the big windows meant it was very hot. Uncomfortably so. Wait staff weren't...More

Thank Amber22_10
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The chips were delicious. The bavette steak i had was amazing! So tasty and nice texture. The horseradish sauce delicious too and my wife had a veal schnitzel, it was delicious too, we had duck wings too, I love chicken wings and have never had...More

Thank Tristan T
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great Sunday lunch venue, very popular so book early. Also good for week day dinner with friends or family. Service is excellent as are the staff and food is very good. Price is standard Islington fare.

Thank Jody F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were a group of 7 over the Bank Holiday weekend. Everyone enjoyed their meals and the service was excellent. Have been here before and always recommend it to others.

Thank Tekbora
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Upmarket pub grub, with a range of real ales on tap and a menu that changes every day depending on what fresh meat and fish are available. But there’s always two fish dishes on the menu. The sharing platter is absolutely delicious, and the steak...More

Thank louisej856
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was in London for the first time for work and I was determined to try all the standard English meals. One close to the top of the list was the full roast dinner with all the trimmings. Alas, these roasts, I found out, were...More

Thank jazzyjules63
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had dinner here on our anniversary. Food was good. Service was really friendly. We had cheese board for dessert and we were surprised that cheeses were served cold. Usually they come at room temperature. So at first they didn’t taste like anything. Luckily we...More

Thank Nanna H
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27 February 2018|
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Response from Nicebuns74 | Reviewed this property |
Hi im not sure I don't work there. Sorry. I can check tomorrow as I live near the pub if that would be helpful
19 February 2017|
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Response from GeraldineCanterbury | Reviewed this property |
Sorry for the delay - Ive never been asked a question before. There isn't a children's menu.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 40 - US$ 55
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 80 Liverpool Road | Islington, London N1 0QD, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7226 8304
  • E-mail
The Pig and Butcher occupies a handsome pub built in the mid 1800's on what was fields used by farmers to rest and feed their livestock before being sent to Smithfield's Meat Market.We have brought the pub back to it's roots and receive carcasses straight from the farm and butcher them on site. We specialise in rare breeds such as White Park cattle, Iron Age pigs and Hebridean lamb while our friend Seb at Chart Farm supplies our game - if you haven't tried his venison you haven't lived!In summer we grill over coal and wood on our specially built Robata grill. In winter we brine, cure, smoke and braise.Vegetables come from Kent and are as good and as fresh as anything you'll find in this country.Our fish is supplied by Rupert on the south coast. He calls us in the morning and tells us what the day boats have caught and what he has. This is one of the reasons our menu changes so much - we literally don't know what fish we'll be serving until we have spoken with Rupert!We take our inspiration from farmhouse tables across Europe. Food is served simply and with little fuss! Share lots of small plates or a single big plate. We like the idea of bringing conversation back to the dining table and what better way to do it than sharing/stealing food? Think of food as Granny used to make…
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