The Drapers Arms

At first glance, it’s just a nice local, complete with comfy club chairs and a quiet garden perfect for sipping pints in the sun. Laid-back setting, lovely staff, but nothing to write home about, you think. Think again.

Locals and foodies love it, and now it’s your turn to grab a seat at the table—and not just for a drink (although…). The upstairs kitchen works wonders and gives traditional pub grub a serious kick, all in a family-style, sharing atmosphere: whole fish of the day stuffed with fennel, a Sunday roast that’ll rouse anyone from their lie-in, peppy seasonal salads and an Eton mess that’ll have you pledging your allegiance to the Queen.

Valentine Benoist

WHEN TO GO

Sunday lunch
Events

THE SPOTS TO KNOW

Dining room
Garden

Starters: £8-12.50
Mains: £13.50-60
Sides: £3.75
Desserts: £3-7
Wine: glass from £5.25, bottle from £21

Monday-Friday 12-3pm and 6-10.30pm
Saturday 12-4pm and 7-10.30pm
Sunday 12-8.30pm

Reservation

44 Barnsbury Street
London N1 1ER

+44 (0)20 7619 0348

Highbury & Islington
Caledonian Road & Barnsbury