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the elk in the woods

#4,354 of 18,470 Restaurants in London
₹₹ - ₹₹₹European, British,
39 Camden Passage, London N1 8EA, England
+44 20 7226 3535
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  • Excellent34%
  • Very good31%
  • Average18%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible8%
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“brunch” (24 reviews)
“pancakes” (10 reviews)
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9:00 AM - 11:00 PM Hours
European, British, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
39 Camden Passage, London N1 8EA, England
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1 - 10 of 261 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago

Went to Elk in the Woods for dinner with a group of 8 friends on a Tuesday evening. The restaurant was not busy. Order the 'vegetarian platter' which was essentially a plate of beige, tasteless food - stuffed potato skins (soggy), toasted pitta, smoked aubergine...More

Thank Claire S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We popped in here for coffee. Our first time. It is very friendly, quirky and quaint. It was the best coffee we have every had. Very clean and comfortable. Would have liked to have eaten here but didn’t have time. Hopefully next time.

Thank Lynn W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I’ve been here a few times, and it always delivers! My breakfast today no exception, not was my coffee. I ordered the fried eggs and bacon breakfast and everything was just perfect. I was even able to swap out the mushrooms for avocado at no...More

Thank MFC31
Reviewed 21 March 2018

Been here two or three time and its always good. Cool interior Friendly staff Great cocktails Get the butchers board and sticky toffee pudding - they were amazing! I always recommend to friends and colleagues

Thank johh_manchester
Reviewed 21 January 2018

A quirky interior and great service are combined with great coffee and excellent food in this Islington gem. Interesting european variations on the brunch classics provide some genuine taste triumphs.

Thank Adrian W
Reviewed 10 December 2017

There is something primal feeling about Elk - the spare lines, concrete, old planks and mishmash of décor as if it was scavenged from somewhere and pulled together into this dining space. Likewise with the food. Sourced from small farms and producers, the menu has...More

Thank Julie O
Reviewed 11 November 2017

We found this place by chance last year after the breakfast club was full and we have just visited it again on a day trip to London. 2 of us had the full English and 1 had poached eggs on toast. The food was lovely...More

Thank suffolksamaritan
Reviewed 6 November 2017 via mobile

Entrance unmarked, it's a plain street door. Hatchet faced member of staff. Place almost empty at lunchtime. We left and crossed street to one of the many busy and welcoming venues on Camden Passage.

Thank Paul J
Reviewed 12 October 2017

Went to Elk in the Woods last week when I was visiting. The food was great. the tables were a bit close together, but it is a small shop and I don't think they had too much room to work with. It was a beautiful...More

Thank Kat W
Reviewed 7 October 2017

Popped in for a light bite and were happy we chose this place. My friend had the soup which was very rich and full of flavour. We also shared meatballs with fennel, calamari with chorizo mayo and some chips. All the food was well cooked...More

Thank kdw72
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Free Wifi
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Open Hours
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
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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